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Welcome to Year 1 - Mrs Aplin, Mrs Everitt & Mrs Abberline-Reid




Welcome to Year 1 with Mrs Everitt, Mrs Aplin and Mrs Reid. We are all delighted to have such a wonderful class and look forward to meeting you!

Our first unit has the theme of ‘building’. During this unit we will be exploring how we use materials to change the world around us. During science we will be comparing and grouping a variety of everyday materials. The children will also experience building shelters and keeping safe through the story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’. In geography we will be using aerial photographs to recognise landmarks and basic physical features. This will help to support our music lessons which will be based on Tchaikovsky’s ‘Peter and the Wolf’.

The second unit ‘Who am I?’ gives children the opportunity to express their individuality, explore their identity, develop their talents and understand their place in both their immediate and the wider world. During history we will be focusing on our local area and the family history of school life.

Our third unit – ‘Let’s Celebrate’ – will explore celebrations which happen in our own families, communities and beyond. The children will consider aspects of celebrations, including parties. In history we will consider how events have been celebrated in the past.

The use of ICT is integrated into all parts of the curriculum. We will be programming Beebot’s and will be taking photographs which will then have sound attached to them to create a multimedia experience.

We will follow the national frameworks for English and Mathematics for year 1. English will be linked to our new units as well as daily phonics sessions.

Our RE themes are ‘My Family and Belonging’ where we will be looking in-depth at Baptism and in term 2 we will focus on Mary and will reflect on the birth of Jesus and Mary’s role.

Every day, we start the day with a morning run to wake ourselves up and get ready for learning. A session of P.E will be taught on a Wednesday afternoon and will be outside whenever possible.

Children need to read at home every night and their reading journals should be signed at least 4 times a week. If there are any other notes you would like us to see please write these in their reading records too. If you need to speak to any of the teachers, please go via the office and we will be happy to phone at a convenient time to discuss.

Mrs Everitt, Mrs Aplin and Mrs Reid


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