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Together we Believe, Progress, Succeed

Year 1 2023 - 2024

Mrs Gray

Mrs Doig

Mrs O'Neill



We are in our first term together and getting to know what to expect in Year 1. Our Autumn timetable is in the 'Files to Download' section below, (scroll down) and there is also a link to our Year 1 Long Term Plan. Please note that our school library visits are to be on a Tuesday and PE on Thursday. Mrs Doig will teach us on a Tuesday afternoon and Mrs O'Neill is with us Monday to Thursdays.

Our Autumn term Big Question is...

How do we make others welcome?

Our main text is  'Beegu' by Alexis Deacon. We will be thinking about how we would make Beegu welcome on Planet Earth and relating this to how we are making our new F2 friends welcome too.

We will also be reading some 'seasonal' poetry and each week in school we will have a guided reading book to read in our reading teams.


This term in Science we are using our school grounds to identify trees and observe what happens to them over Autumn and Winter. We will also be exploring materials. In History we will be thinking about 'childhood' and how things have changed since Victorian times, 1950's, 1980's and the present day. We are hoping to have a grandparent afternoon later in the term so we can talk about changes in childhood.  Our Geography looks at our location in the world and the our location within the UK, comparing villages, towns and cities.

Reading remains essential. Bedtime stories, sharing books and helping your child's reading journey will open up the world for them. Please, please find time to read together or organise family members or friends to read with your child. Any problems, contact me and we will sort out a plan to make reading happen.

The following links give some hints and tips about reading at home.

Reading with your child

To find out about how we teach Phonics and early writing you can click here. There are some useful links which will take you to videos which show you how we pronounce different sounds correctly and how we form lower case letters. As we use Bug Club to support phonics and reading in school, there is a link in the 'Files to Download' section below that may help you to navigate the website. As we go through our Year 1 Bug Club programme, I will make reading books available to you online, that link directly to the phonics being taught.

In writing this term, we will be thinking about words and sentences, sentence types (statements, questions or exclamations) and using correct punctuation, including capital letters. We will also look at how to join two simple sentences together with 'and' to make one longer sentence.                                  

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