Welcome to Year 1!

Every half term you will find an overview here on the blog. In this overview, we will keep you up to date with what your children will be learning throughout the half term, as well as reminding you of important dates for your diary. If you have any questions, please talk to your class teacher.

Key Dates

Wednesday 22nd August – First day of term

Thursday 23rd August – Meet the Teacher – 1.45 in the Memorial Hall and then back to classrooms.

Monday 27th August – YouTime begins

Thursday 30th August – 7.30 Come and learn (reading)

Thursday 13th September – 7.30 Come and learn (maths)

Thursday 13th September – Wai Kru

Thursday 27th September – Come and learn (reading)

Tuesday 9th October – Parents Consultations

Wednesday 10th October – Parent Consultations

Thursday 11th October – Come and learn (maths)

Friday 12th October – Break up for half term at 2.20pm


Wednesday 24th October – Term 1b begins


Our Learning

We are going to spend this half term getting to know the children really well. We will be following the interests of the children, as they are used to from EY2.

The children will have a Phonics and Guided Reading lesson every morning. We will be recapping the sounds they have already learned in EY2 and learning new sounds every week. We will send home spellings each week so you know which sounds and words we are covering with your children. The first set of spellings will be sent home on week 3.

In Maths this half term, we will be working on our understanding of numbers to 10. We will be counting forwards and backwards within 10 from any number. We will practising counting, reading and writing numbers to 10 in numerals and words. We will be finding one more and one less and we will also be representing numbers using objects and pictures.

In Literacy, our learning will be focused around talking about a range of stories. We will be encouraging the children to join in with the key phrases in stories, retell stories they know well and compare the books we are reading. We will be talking about the front cover and title of books and asking the children to make predictions about the stories. We will be connecting what happens in stories to their lives and encouraging the children to discuss this with their talk partners.

As part of our Science learning, we will be making rain gauges and weather charts so we can record the changes in weather throughout the year.

We are really looking forward to this year and can’t wait for all the exciting learning opportunities and activities we have planned!

Many thanks,

The Year 1 Team