Year 1 2022 - 2023

Mrs Marshall

Mrs Bailey


Welcome to Year 1 with

Mrs Marshall and Mrs Bailey


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Here you will find out everything you need to know about what Year 1 are getting up to in school.

Welcome Year 1  

Autumn Term 2

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This year, our Year 1 team will be Mrs Marshall, Mrs Bailey and Mrs A Davies. We also have Miss Blythin, a trainee teacher with us for the first term :)

It has been lovely to see our Year 1 children settle back into the routine of school after the summer break. They are now familiar with and confident in their new classroom and are being positive role models to our new Reception children.

During the second half of this autumn term, we have lots of exciting learning opportunities for our Year 1s.

In English, our new picture book will be revealed shortly, but we can tell you this time it is about a very cheeky monster causing trouble! For us to be super writers, we are practising thinking of sentences and holding them in our heads before we write them down onto paper. We are also focusing on using a capital letter at the start of a sentence, for a name of a person and for the pronoun I.  Another focus for our writing is using finger spaces between words and using a full stop at the end of a sentence.
We have got used to and are enjoying our Little Wandle phonics lessons, which will continue daily after half term. As will our reading sessions three times a week

In Maths, children will explore different ways of adding to 10. They will use the part whole diagram to support their understanding of addition. They will begin to observe and explore the commutive nature of addition (the numbers can be added in any order). Children will then explore subtraction and the different methods that this can be achieved, such as crossing out pictures, counting back or using number bonds. The children will also take part in Mastery Maths for 15 minutes, 4 days a week to help build their maths fluency.

In History we will be learning about how transport has changed over the years.We will be exploring our senses in Science. Miss Anders will be teaching Geography this half term on Wednesday afternoons. She will be looking at the human and physical features of our school grounds. Our Year 1s will also be learning about the polar regions of the world and the animals that live there. We will be continuing with our sewing with the King's students.



In RE the children will be looking at the why Christmas is celebrated by Christians. To support our PSHE work, the children will be taking part in My Happy Mind sessions to help create a culture of positive, mental wellbeing. We would encourage parents to download and access the myHappymind App and reinforce these positive messages of well being with the children.

PE days will be on Wednesdays and Fridays for this half term so children will need to wear their PE kits to school on these days. They may want to come in jogging bottoms or leggings as the weather is turning colder. 

As a reminder: The PE kit is a plain blue or Oldfield logo royal blue t-shirt, white or black shorts, black or grey leggings or joggers. The school sweatshirt or another royal blue sweatshirt, hoody jumper can be worn. Pumps or trainers suitable for physical activity should be worn.

On Wednesdays Mrs Vickers will be teaching the children dance. On Fridays Mr Bell will be teaching the children gymnastics.


School uniform - please remember to clearly label clothing (including PE kit, hats, coats etc) so items can easily be returned to the children if they go missing. Please send your child into school every day this half term with a suitable coat for the time of year. We go outside for breaks when it is raining so the coat will need to be waterproof.


Although the children won't be bringing home spellings, they will continue to develop their spelling knowledge in school. 

We would encourage you to read daily with and to your children and to notice rhyme, pattern and spelling whilst you are reading.



Please use the tabs above to find out more about what your child is learning about in English and in Maths and for some educational games. Also, using the links above you will also be able to access key information linked with how to contact us and a reminder of what your child needs to bring in each day. 


Show and Tell

Please wait to find out more as to when and what day we will be doing Show and Tell. 

Here is a list of ideas of what can be brought in for Show and Tell.

- Certificates, awards, medals and/or trophies

- Special souvenirs from holidays/ visits from the week before

- Paintings, models or stories created by the children


Numbots is an online game, and APP, which improves recall and understanding of number facts and addition and subtraction facts.




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