Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

The class teachers are Miss Foley in Gruffalo class and and Miss Hall in Elmer class.
Vicki will be working in the classes during the morning and supporting small groups of children in the afternoon.
Miss Griffiths and Mr Rossetti will be teaching the classes on Tuesdays - one week in the morning and one week in the afternoon. This is when Year 1 have P.E.

At the beginning of the Year 1 we will be incorporating the foundation stage approach to learning alongside the Year 1 curriculum. This is to enable a smooth and happy transition.
As we move throughout the year, the children will experience more formal whole class teaching.
We are always happy to talk. Please come and see one of us at the end of the day if you have any questions or concerns. You can also book an appointment through the office.



We follow the mastery curriculum for Maths; this includes learning through physical resources and developing problem solving skills through worded questions.

We will start the year by teaching the children number and place value to 10, and by the end of the year they should be confident to count, compare and describe numbers to 100.

We also cover shape, space and measure; including naming simple 2D and 3D shapes.

The curriculum also covers number bonds to 10 and 20, and teaches the children how to add and take away.

Our Writing is taught through picture books. Every term we will have a different picture book which will be the stimulus for lots of writing, grammar and drama activities.
In Year 1, the teaching of phonics is vital to both reading and writing.
Children learn phonics every day.
Here are some websites you could use to help your child develop the phonetical awareness.
To help you child, encourage them to write everyday about something they are interested in or have done that day.

In Year 1, every child is read with three times a week in class. This will be recorded in their yellow reading record books.
Please read with your child EVERY day at home, and ensure they have their book bag in school every day.

Over the course of the year, Year 1 will have 6 different enquiry questions. These questions will form the basis of our enquiry teaching.
The questions we will answer this term are:

Term 1: Who am I? and Who helps Who?

Term 2: Where is my city? and What is my hat made of?

Term 3: What grows in my city?

Term 4: What goes on behind the scenes? and the Year 1 Performance

Term 5: What am I?

Term 6: How do we play in different ways?



P.E. will be taught on a Tuesday morning one week, and a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon the following week.

Your child will need to wear active clothes and their house colours.


Homework will; be set on a Thursday. Please bring completed homework back on a Monday.



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0117 9039936
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Hannah More Primary School, New Kingsley Road, St Philips, Bristol, BS2 0LT


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