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Welcome to Year 1 Squirrels!



You will be taught by the following staff:


Mrs Akhtar - Class Teacher

Mrs Bibi - Nursery Nurse

Mrs Bibi - Learning Support Assistant


If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate in approaching any one of us.


Our fabulous IPC topic for the Autumn 1 term will be 'A day in the life of....'






The Big Idea (A day in the life of...)


A day in the life of .... - We will be learning about different types of jobs that people do in and around the world, Children will explore these jobs in detail and find out about the places people work in, uniforms they wear, special skills that are needed to do these jobs, what tools or equipment is needed, and much, much more. 


We will be inviting special visitors to come in and talk to the children about the jobs that they do in their local community. This will include the Teaching Staff, School Crossing Patrol, Kitchen Staff, ICT Technician and Hair and Beauty Therapist. The children will be given the opportunity to ask as many questions as they wish to further their knowledge and to possibly help them decide which field of work tickles their fancy!


There will also be visits out into the local community, where children can actually see people working in action. This may include a visit to the Fire Station and local shops.








In English we will focus mainly on the basic skills of writing to begin with, such as letter formation and name writing. We will then move onto writing in full sentences. We will make full use of our IPC learning and write about the different jobs that are available and what they would like to be when they grow up. We will endeavour to write perfect sentences making full use of capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. And for our more advanced writers looking for a further challenge we will also explore adjectives and conjunctions and then add them to our sentences to extend them further. 



Please use the link below to learn how to write fantastic sentences at home.







In our maths lessons we will begin by focusing on the basics such as counting and the correct number formation practise. We will then move onto ordering numbers correctly and then adding and subtracting practically. We will then use a number line to add and subtract numbers for a further challenge.  


Addition on a number line example:



Subtraction on a number line example:


Here are some fabulous websites to support your child with the basics of addition and subtraction:

When You Subtract with a Pirate (subtraction song for kids)




The year 1 phonics screening check is in June. The children will be having a daily 30 minute phonics lesson to help them develop their phonic skills and help prepare for this test. The children will have a copy of the phonic sound mat shown below,  in their English books and they will use these daily to help them with their reading and spellings. Please practise reading the sounds on the mat every day with your child and help them identify words that contain these sounds in their books. 


Here are some really useful websites:

There are more links in the phonics tab below. 



Useful information




Reading books are changed on a Wednesday every week. However, sometimes we read the book that the children have at home on other days so please send your child's book and book bag every day. If your child wants extra books then they can come and choose a book every day if they wish. We ask that if a child wishes to change their book that they come into school ready to do so in the morning. Each child has a reading record book where we can share information about their reading. We love to hear about how the children are reading at home and don't forget there are prizes for the children throughout school that get the most reading comments! 











Homework online weekly will include: Spellodrome for spelling practise and Reading Eggs for more practise and focus on reading skills. Your child will be provided with their logins to access these websites at home. You will be provided with login details as required. We also set projects during each IPC topic so look out for letters with information regarding these. 





In Year 1 PE takes place on a friday morning. Children are expected to come into school wearing their full PE kit and ready and raring to go! We expect children to wear black/blue jogging bottoms a white sweat shirt and trainers or pumps. Children may bring a top for the colder weather.