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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 Rouse and Mrs Hardy/Mrs Wheeler

Teaching Assistants: Miss Della (HLTA) 


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:

  • 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.


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!


    Spring 1


    This half term, our learning challenge is:

    "Can anyone be an astronaut and travel into space?"


    We will be reading some amazing texts with a space theme, finding out about some famous astronauts, the moon and learning the names of the planets by singing some catchy songs.  We might even meet some aliens!

    Knowledge organiser for this half term - Moon Zoom

    Ideas for home learning

    Autumn 1


    The children have been settling well into their new classes and getting to know their teachers and making new friends. 


    Please see our curriculum newsletter below to find out what we will be learning this half term and how you can support your child at home.


    Please read our curriculum newsletter for this half term

    This half term, our topic is 




    We will meeting some super characters, thinking about our own super senses and designing our own superheroes. We will also be finding out about real-life heroes that help us.

    Knowledge organiser for this half term

    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.







    Dates for your diary

    Wednesday 15th September - Year 1 KH/CW parents meeting

    Thursday 16th September - Year 1 AR parents meeting


    Wednesday 22nd September - National Fitness Day (all children in school to come in PE kits)

    Year Group Gallery

    Autumn 2


    Our topic: Paws, Claws and Whiskers

    Our learning challenge this half term is:


    "What is your favourite animal?"


    We will be learning all about different types of animals, including pets and discovering more about their features and habitats. 



    Look at these animals. What are they? What is the same about them? What is different? Which animals could be kept as pets?

    Knowledge organiser