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Year 1 Week Ahead Information

02 September 2016

An overview of the week ahead in Year 1

  • Year 1 practising their counting skills

Information and Reminders

We look forward to seeing parents at the Meet and Greet evening next week. We will be providing you with useful information about your child’s learning this year and will be available to answer any questions you may have.

Please could we encourage all parents to check that their children are wearing the correct school uniform and have the appropriate PE attire on the relevant days. Please contact your child’s class teacher if you require further information.

Class Dojo is a great way to communicate with parents. The Year 1 teachers regularly upload pictures and information about your child’s learning. You should have received an invitation letter with instructions about how to sign up. If you are experiencing any difficulty with this please contact your child’s teacher.

We would really appreciate parents’ support in helping their child make healthy choices when choosing a snack to eat at breaktime. Please remember that children should not be sharing snacks as we have a number of children with food allergies. Thank you for your help with this.


Upcoming dates

CCAs begin – Monday 5th September

Meet and Greet evening – Wednesday 7th September – 17:00 – 20:00

Family Picnic – Sunday 11th September – 12:00 – 16:00

Primary Workshop & Coffee Morning – Wednesday 14th September – 9:00 – 10:30

School Holiday (Mid-Autumn Festival) – Thursday 15th & Friday 16th September

International Week – Week beg. 26th September

National Holiday (school closed) – Monday 3rd to Friday 7th October


Stars of the Week

Year 1A – Natasha Zarea

Year 1B – Skye Paisley

Year 1C – Song (Sky) Zhou



Next week in English, our focus will be to construct simple sentences by sounding and blending CVC and CCVC words and spelling words containing each of the 40+ phonemes from letters and sounds. The children will write simple sentences about some of the different skills that they use every day to help them learn. Our grammar focus will be capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

During Phonics lessons the children will recap and revisit phase two and three letter sounds.



The focus in Maths this week will be to count to and across 100, forwards and backwards. The children will identify one more or one less and practise writing and forming numerals correctly. To complement these objectives, the children will use non-standard units to measure the capacity of different objects, they will make estimations and use their counting skills to test these estimations.



The children will look in more depth and detail at the eight Personal Learning Goals: Enquiry, Adaptability, Resilience, Morality, Communication, Thoughtfulness, Cooperation and Respect.

They will use this information to help them identify what type of learner they are and consider the environment, resources and people that aid their learning. The children will receive a letter from Dr. Sparkes which will set them a challenge in which they will have to apply and develop a series of skills.