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 Welcome to Year 1!


We have a very busy year and half term ahead, please look at our curriculum news to find out what your child will be learning this half term and how you can help at home.


If you need to speak to the team, please call the school office and we will contact you as soon as possible. 






Information about our year group


The Year 1 team are:


Teachers: Mrs Hardy and Miss Barber

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Mehmood (HLTA), Miss Raheela, Mrs Bibi and Mrs Rafique


We will also welcome teaching students from the University of Derby over the school year.



Just a quick reminder of important information for Year 1:

  • Children to bring a named water bottle every day. No juice please. 
  • Please do not send in snacks. We will provide the children with fruit. 
  • PE days are Monday and Wednesday, please ensure your child is wearing their PE kit for school on these days. Also no jewellery please.
  • All clothing needs name labels.
  • Children do not need to bring in pencils, pens or toys from home.
  • Children are given weekly homework that relates to their school work. It may be Maths, English or topic related including spellings. Homework is handed out Fridays and returned by the following Thursday.
  • Reading books are changed once a week, please listen to your child read regularly.


We use Class Dojo to communicate with parents and carers. Please ask at the office if you need information on how to access Class Dojo,

What are we learning about this half term?


Here you can find out a bit more about our current learning. In year one we love to encourage independent learning through enjoyment, creativity and challenge. We will be adding photographs of the children's learning opportunities as we go on through the year. You will also find website links to support your children in their learning. We're looking forward to seeing the children achieve their full potential. Here's to an exciting term of learning!

Summer 1

Our topic this half term is The Enchanted Woodland

For more information about what we will be learning this half term, please see out curriculum newsletter attached below

What is a woodland?

Which animals live in a woodland?

What do woodland animals eat?

Do fairies really exist?


Spring 2

Can you name any dinosaurs?

Why did the dinosaurs become extinct?
What do dinosaurs eat?

Could dinosaurs survive today?

Do you know any famous dinosaurs hunters?

Spring 1

What is life like on our planet?

Would you like to be an astronaut? 

Who is Neil Armstrong? 

How do humans travel into space? 

Can humans live in space? 

Autumn 2 

What is your favourite animal?

Can any animal be a pet?

Do animals eat different things?

How do animals suit their environment? 

How do animals hide from predators?

Autumn 1

Who is your favourite superhero?

What special powers do they have?

What would your superhero name be?

What would be your superpower? 

Information on Phonics


Useful websites


Here is a list of some useful websites that can be used to support and extend children's learning at home, on top of school set homework.