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Welcome to Year 1!


Our teacher in Year 1 is Miss Doyle. We also have Miss Harris and Miss Morgan-Fox in our class. Mrs Murphy teaches us on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons too. We are very lucky!

A typical day in Year 1

In Year 1, our day starts at 8.45am. In the mornings, we take part in Maths, English and Phonics lessons. We have our lunch at 12pm and then play out until 1pm. Afternoons usually include learning about other topics such as Science, History, Music, Art, Computing or RE. Our day finishes at 3.05pm. We have PE on Wednesday and Dance on a Friday.

Book bags

Our book bags need to be in school by Wednesday so that we can read with our teachers. We change our books on Friday and book bags come home with us on Friday, for return the following Wednesday. Please read with us at home, it makes a really big difference in our learning!

What have we been up to?

We love to learn in Year 1 and although we still have a strong element of continuous provision within our classroom, we do have a more formal learning environment with lots of hands on, exciting activities.

This half term we have been reading the story ‘Dogger’ by Shirley Hughes. Dogger is lost and we can’t wait to find out where he is! We have been working really hard on our writing about Dogger – we are particularly working on our prediction skills.

Dogger was a story written in the 1970s and this is when a lot of our grandparents were children. In History, we have been looking at the similarities and differences between school life then and now. We really liked trying out the playground games, such as hopscotch.

In Maths, we have been looking at different elements of Place Value. We have been doing so well that we will moving on to look at Addition and Subtraction soon!

Our teachers are so proud of how well we have come back to school after lockdown and how hard we work every day.

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End of Year 1 Curriculum Expectations

Please click on the link to see the key learning expectations from the  National Curriculum for Year 1.

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