Telephone: 01905 424878
Fax: 01905 339326
Headteacher: Sarah Boyce
Oldbury Road

Year 1

"We use a 'Talk for Writing' approach in English which will develop the children's story telling skills and develop their understanding of Fiction and Non-Fiction writing."

Welcome to Year 1

Ash, Oak and Willow Classes

A missing zoo-animal has left our Reception and Year 1 children a letter in our classrooms over the weekend. It describes himself and his appearance as clues for the children to use to help them search the school grounds. I wonder who will sort the clues to find and help the missing creature.

This letter will show us how to write about ourselves and other animals, using labelling or writing including exciting adjectives. We’ll use it to write in our own non-fiction style for our first autumn topic, ‘Marvellous Me’. We will be comparing sizes of animals, creating patterns and counting to larger numbers, including some addition and subtraction. The children will also be learning about the surrounding area that we live in, about their bodies and how to keep them healthy and also about their personal interests, including respecting our similarities and differences.

A fun-filled start to our new year!

During their time in Year 1, your child will explore the world of Phonics on a daily basis. Each term we capture the children’s imagination with a magical topic. One recent topic of ‘Once Upon a Fairy-Tale’ triggered a magical bean stalk to grow in the classrooms! We use a ‘Talk for Writing’ approach in English which will develop the children’s story telling skills and develop their understanding of Fiction and Non-Fiction writing.

In Maths your child will have the opportunity to develop their understanding of number, shape and measure.

In Year 1, Mrs Cartwright (Ash Class), Miss Hall (Willow Class) and Miss Wilkinson with Mrs Pritchard (Oak Class) have support from Mrs Stallwood, Mrs Bozward,  Mrs Denning, Mrs Fox, Miss Reid, Mrs Bowkett, Mrs Gwinn, Miss Davis and Mrs Cole.

More news of our topics coming later in the term!

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