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Year 1 - Caterpillar & Peacock

Welcome to Year 1


Welcome back to a new term and a new year! We hope you had an enjoyable break. Here is what we have coming up this term...

Handa's Surprise


Our Literacy topic this term is Handa's Surprise. We are going to be making story maps and innovating the original story to create our own versions!



This term the children are revising the four operations; addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, as well as number skills such as counting on and place value. In addition, we will be looking at measure (weight, temperature, volume) and will be learning how to create tally charts and pictograms.



Each week your child will receive a spelling list. There a three categories; mild, hot and spicy! Your child can choose how many words they are going to learn... encourage them to challenge themselves! There will be a mini spelling 'test' every Friday.


Home Learning

Home learning books will be sent home on a Friday, and please return them by Tuesday, so we can prepare them for the following week, and share their work. Home learning is valuable as it can help to embed the learning from the week and gives you an opportunity to see how much progress they are making.



Please ensure that you provide earring tape for your child if they have piercings for the day that they have P.E. Peacock class will have PE lessons on a Tuesday this term, and Caterpillar class will have PE lessons on a Wednesday.


Forest school will take place this term for both classes. Please look out for letters about this in their book bags which will contain all the necessary information. 


We appreciate that reading with your child every day may not be possible for some families, however, reading and listening to your children read as often as you can will help them with their confidence and fluency in class. When you listen to your child read at home, please sign and comment in the reading record book, so we know if the book needs changing or your child needs to move up a level.


We are always here at the end of the day if you have any concerns or questions.


From the Year One team.

Mrs Boxell & Mrs Skelton (Caterpillar) and Miss Herring (Peacock)

Please find below a copy of the Year 1 Reading/Phonics Parent Meeting Power Point and Reading Support Leaflet.