Year One 2018 - 2019

Miss Spavin

Welcome to Year One's Class Page


I hope you all had a lovely summer and are looking forward to Year One! I have been busy in school over summer setting up lots of exciting things in the classroom for children to explore smiley



This half term we will be starting a new writing journey based on the Percy the Park Keeper story ‘One Snowy Night’ by Nick Butterworth. We will be making story maps to help us write our own narrative story about Percy and his woodland animal friends.  Throughout the journey the children will also work on key writing skills including writing independently with capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. 

We will continue with our daily phonics this year - the vast majority of children are now on phase 3 and phase 4 sounds.  Ask your child to tell you about the sounds they have been learning! 


By the end of Year One children are expected to be able to count, read and write numbers to 100. To support children with this, I have created a '100 Square Challenge' display that parents can help contribute to. When you are out with your child, have a look around your environment and encourage them to see if they can spot any numbers, for example, on car registration plates, door numbers on houses and bus numbers. If you do, take a picture and either print it off and bring it into class or email it to me so we can add it to the display. Let's see if we can find all 100 numbers! 

This half term we will be focussing on:

- Counting forwards and backwards to 20

- Reading and write numbers to 10 in words

- Counting in multiples of 2


Seasonal Changes (Science) 

This half term we will be exploring the different seasons. We will be describing them and identifying how they are different. We will also be exploring and explaining why we would wear different clothes at different times of the year. As part of this topic we will be organising a local visit to Blackleach park to look for signs of Autumn and speak to the Park Ranger about how the different seasons affect the animals that live there. 

The Four Seasons (Geography)

Similar to Science. this half term in Geography we will be focusing on the four seasons. We will be finding out what the weather is like in each season and then create our own class weather chart to investigate and observe the daily weather. 


The children will have P.E on a Friday Afternoon. All children should have shorts, a t-shirt and pumps. It is best if the children keep their kits in school for the half term and then they can be taken home for washing in the holidays. Please ensure that your child has the correct kit and each item is clearly labelled with your child’s name.


Here is some useful information about Year One


Year One children will be given homework to take home on a Friday. This will include spellings and times table practise for our weekly Friday tests.

Please continue to support your child at home by sparing just 5 minutes each night to look through their reading books with them and let us know how they found the book at home.

Reading Books

It is important that the children have their reading books in school every day and that you indicate and sign the pages read in the reading record book when reading with them at home. 

School Fund

Similar to Reception, school fund continues in Year One. This is £1 a week and goes towards lots of lovely things in Year One including snack, additional resources to make learning every more exciting in Year One and items for craft and learning areas in the provision.

Dropping off and collecting

In the morning the children will enter through the Key Stage One door at the end of the corridoor. At the end of the day the children will be released from the Year One external door. Please can I ask that all parents/guardians wait at the bottom of the ramp.


I hope that this information has been useful and has answered some of your questions. On the 17th of September there will be an opportunity to come and have a look around the Year One classroom and ask any questions that you may have. 

Thank you for all your support. I look forward to a fun and busy half term.

Miss Spavin, Miss Byron and Miss Berry

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