Year 1 2022 - 2023

Mrs Leech

Mrs Bonell

Welcome to Year One

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Year One! This year your child's class Teachers are Mrs Leech (Monday to Wednesday), Mrs Rosson (Wednesday afternoon: PPA) and the lovely Mrs Bonell (Thursday to Friday). Our teaching assistant is Mrs Weatherby-Gocol who will be on hand at various times throughout the week to support your child and their learning. 

This year is set to be VERY exciting as we embark on our continuous provision journey throughout both of our KS1 classrooms. You can find out more by following this link: A Parents Guide to Continuous Provision in KS1.

If you have any queries or concerns at any point throughout the year please do not hesitate to contact us via email: or or pop a note inside your child's planner and a member of the Year One team will respond appropriately. 

All children have a planner that goes home every day. This is a communication tool between school and home providing space for messages to be passed on and a record of when reading has taken place. In Y1 children have a 1-1 reading session and a guided reading session every week. During an individual reading session, we focus on recognising sounds, learning ‘tricky words’, and comprehension. 


In Year 1 children begin to use the Spelling Shed scheme to help learn their spellings. The children will be given a username and password, and if the app is downloaded at home on a tablet, phone, or accessed via the website, children can practise their spellings through a variety of games. The children's efforts and progress is trackable, and they enter a 'Super League' of spellers, both within our school and the country! 


Children will have PE every Wednesday.

On this day, please come to school in your PE Kits ready to go! No other change of clothes is necessary. 

Finally, it would be brilliant if we could read with an adult at home every day for ten minutes.

In Year One, we also like to celebrate learning that we have done at home and we encourage one another to share projects, special news and places that we have visited. We do this through 'show and tell', which will take place on a Friday afternoon.

We would like to share with you the philosophy that will underpin all of our learning this year.

Year One is a great place to be, a place where there will always be a buzz of learning and a place where we will learn a lot through play, hard work and being part of the team.

Autumn Term One

Into the Woods!

This term we are exploring narratives with woodland settings and using them to help us retell our own woodland themed stories. We shall be beginning with ‘The Gruffalo’ - Julia Donaldson and then ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ - Maurice Sendak. We will then continue by delving into a new book unfamiliar to the children. All will be revealed so shh don't give it away! During the Autumn Term we will be learning about captions, lists and labels. We will be writing character and setting descriptions and writing our very own 'Into the Woods narrative'. We will celebrate our writing journey at the end of the term with an independent writing piece retelling the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.


In Science we shall be learning about plants and seasonal changes. We welcome the children to bring in any natural objects they have found on their Autumn walks such as conkers, acorns, leaves and other things of interest. This will also link in with our Geography woodland study. We hope to do a few local walks and get to know our locality a bit more on foot.

In Maths we will be exploring place value and addition and subtraction within 10 with lots of hands on learning and practical challenges.

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The Gruffalo






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