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Welcome to Year 1


Miss Brogan & Mrs Thickett


Hello Year 1!

We just wanted to send you a quick message to say ‘hello’ and to say how much we are looking forward to welcoming you into Year 2 in September. As you may know, you will have two teachers in Year 2.  Mrs. Young will teach you Monday – Wednesday, and Mrs Johnson will teach you Thursday and Friday. Miss Copperwheat will also be working with us as part of her teacher training. Our teaching assistant this year is Mrs Hamilton and Mr Wells will be doing some PE with you.

We are very excited about the year ahead, and have some wonderful lessons planned.  Our first topic will have a history focus and will be based on the history of transport. Hopefully, we will be able to go on an educational visit linked to this in the Autumn term.  You will also enjoy a Science topic of materials, which will continue your learning from Year 1.  We know you are a class who love reading and in Year 2 you will continue to enjoy a range of beautiful books and stories. We are sure that we will have a wonderful year together, and hope that like us, you are all looking forward to returning to school in September.  We are sure that our class will be one full of kindness, smiles and fantastic learning!

We wish you all a wonderful summer with your families and hope that it is filled with sunshine, fun, laughter and friendship.  Take time to rest and do the things that make you happy.

See you in September!

Love from

Mrs Young, Mrs Johnson, Miss Copperwheat and Mrs Hamilton xxxx


yes Diary dates


  • Y1 Royal Party - Monday 28th June

Sports Week


Year 1 thoroughly enjoyed their sports day races and activities. The results were:


 smileyEgg and Spoon - (1st) Blue, (2nd) Green, (3rd) Red, (4th) Yellow

 smileyObstacle Race - (1st) Blue, (2nd) Red, (3rd) Green, (4th) Yellow

 smileyTarget Throw - (1st) Green, (2nd) Yellow, (3rd) Blue, (4th) Red

 smileyBeanbag Distance Throw - (1st) Blue, (2nd) Yellow, (3rd) Red, (4th) Green

 smileyRelay Race - (1st) Green, (2nd) Yellow, (3rd) Blue, (4th) Red

 smileySprint - (1st) Green, (2nd) Blue, (3rd) Red, (4th) Yellow

We have been learning to skip...

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We have read The Real Story of the Three Little Pigs. Did you know that the wolf was innocent? We wrote newspaper articles to inform people that the wolf did not mean to kill the pigs. He was simply looking for a cup of sweet sugar for his dear, old Granny. Ask your children to tell you more!


We are Wild about Reading as our new book corner says. We are enjoying reading in our jungle themed book cave which links with our new topic about living things (animals, including humans). We love to read and get cosy in here!

To celebrate Pentecost Day, Year 1 have made Holy Spirit headbands, explored the story, and wrote Pentecost prayers. We had a Pentecost celebration to mark this special occasion in the church. Thank you to all who contributed to our party, we had a wonderful time!


We have been learning about plants, and their different parts. We have explored what each part of a plant does and why it is important. We are also learning about animals. Please ask your child about their learning!


We loved learning about The Royal Family. We enjoyed reading books linked to the Queen and her family, some fiction and some non-fiction. Can you spot the books we enjoyed?


We understand the roles of The Royal Family, where they live and why they are important. We explored the members of their family, and who is next in line to the thrown. Here are some questions you may wish to ask your child.


Where does the Queen live?

What is the name of our Queen?

What is her job?

How many children does the Queen have?

What is the name of her dogs?

Who is next in line to the thrown?

Where was the Queen born?


We have been exploring colour mixing, and we have enjoyed mixing different colours and shades. We explored the famous art work of Wassily Kandinsky, creating circles in a variety of colours and tones.

Summer Term

Spring Term

Autumn Term
enlightenedWeekly rewardsenlightened

This weeks reward is for being a good readerWe have chosen Finlay and Julia as we have seen an amazing improvement in their reading skills, and their positive attitude towards reading. Well done to you both!smiley




If you wish to send photos in of your home learning, then you can email them to me at 


Many thanks,

Miss Brogan


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  • Outdoor PE is on a Tuesday afternoon. Please note there is no PE on a Thursday now.
  • Indoor PE is not currently taking place due to COVID-19 restrictions and limitations with the use of the school hall.



  • Spellings are on a Tuesday morning. 



  • Milk is no longer free once your child turns 5 years old. If you wish for your child to continue receiving milk within school, please follow the link provided and register your interest. All payments will be taken online. 

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  • Friday 8th January - Year 1 Royal Party Day 


Please check here for regular updates.


smileyPhonics & Readingsmiley

Please encourage your child to read at home every day. This may be their school reading book, or a book they have chosen. Please use the top tips below to support them with their understanding and comprehension skills.


We would love you to encourage your child to play phonics games at home. These games will consolidate their learning within school, in a fun and practical way. You can find many games on Phonics Play and Topmarks, please click on the links below.

Please use the phonics mats below to work with your child. By the end of Year 1 they are required to know all these sounds, and blend them within words. They are also required to know the tricky words on each mat.

Here are a selection of recommended reads for Year 1 children. Please encourage your child to engage in reading exciting, age appropriate books.


Please enjoy reading these comics at home. They are interesting to read, and link to the phonics sounds that we have been learning at school.



Please find below a knowledge organiser and parent work book for you to use with your child. This will support them with their learning in school, and will help you to gather an understanding of how they are doing with their current maths learning. 


Current maths work is: Addition and Subtraction