Welcome to Year 1!


Welcome to Year 1. We hope you have all had a fantastic summer break and are feeling refreshed, ready to start your first term in Year 1. 

This half term we will be working on the year one curriculum with elements of EYFS to ensure a smooth transition from Early Years to the national curriculum. We will still be teaching in small groups and this will gradually move into whole class teaching across the term.

Our topic this term is Who Am I? Which is a history based topic linked to events in living memory.

Keep an eye on here to see what we are up to each week!

Weekly Information: 

Everyday your child will need to bring to school the following...  

  • School bag.
  • Reading book and reading diary.
  • Named water bottle.
  • Lunch box (If having a lunch provided from home).
  • An outdoor coat suitable for all weathers. 


On a Monday, year one have P.E. Children must come to school in their PE kit on a Monday. Please make sure all jewellery is removed and long hair tied back.


On a Wednesday, Year 1 go swimming. Please make sure all jewellery  is removed and long hair is tied back. Please also ensure that every item of clothing is clearly labelled and is in school on this day. Although there are adults to support your child getting changed, please encourage them to practice at home too.


Friday is whole school Feel Good Friday! Children will need to come to school in navy tracksuit bottoms or leggings and black non-branded trainers. They will still need to wear their GV polo shirt and jumper. This is so children can take part in activities that focus on their physical health and well being. 


Academic Year 2021-2022

These are the Year 1 topics for the academic year 2020-2021

Autumn - Who am I?

Spring - Where do I live?

Summer - Australia. 



Phonics lessons and activities will be happening in school on a daily basis. The following websites will help reinforce your child's phonic and reading ability. Please speak to any of the Year 1 staff if you would like any further advice. 

Phonics Website

BBC phonics

Saying the sounds

Phonics Play


Useful Websites: 









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