Year 1 Robins and Sparrows
Meet the Team!
Mrs Ibbotson Mrs Garcia
Mrs Saki & Mrs Williams
Welcome to Year One!
Dear Parents /Carers,
We hope you are enjoying your summer holidays and keeping safe.
We are looking forward to welcoming your child into Year 1 in September. Our Topic for the Autumn Term will be Me Me Me! As part of this topic and to help us get to know your children, we are asking each child to make a ‘Me Me Me envelope/ small bag’. We ask that they choose just 3 small things, which are special to them, to put into their envelope and bring it into school on their first day in Year 1.- (these envelopes may stay in school for a while so please don’t put in anything that is needed at home inside!). We will use these envelopes for show and tell in the first few weeks.
We have also attached a ‘Superhero All About Me Sheet’ which you can talk through with your child and fill in with them. Please bring this into school on the first day. We will use these sheets for a guess who game; where others have to guess who each super hero sheet belongs to by listening to clues. If you are unable to print it, you can write the information down on a piece of paper so they can still take part :).
On the second day ( Tuesday 8th September), we also ask that each child brings a small toy; such as a bear, doll, action figure etc (that can fit in their tray) to school with them. The children will be going on a ‘bear hunt’ with their toys.
We look forward to seeing you in September!
The Year One Team.
Superhero all about me homework
Me Me Me
Our Context for this term is Me Me Me!
We shall be exploring a number of different topics including looking at our 5 senses, our families, what our local environment is like and what makes us special.
The children will be having fun going on a bear hunt, exploring their senses through tasting sessions, feely boxes and a number of other activities.
Year 1 have PE on a Monday and Friday.
Please come in wearing full PE kit on these days.
Each day please may you complete at least one lesson on reading eggs/express.
Reading is fundamental to all learning! Please help your child to reach their full potential and read with them at least 5 times a week.
Read everyday. This could be books, newspapers, magazines, online.
Once you have read, try to answer questions about what you have read:
- The author uses this word ______What does it mean?
- The writer uses words such as _____to describe. What does this tell you about _______?
- Who? What? Where? When?
- Why do you think _______?
- How do you know that _______?
- What is the main message of the text?
- What do you think will happen next?
- What do you think would happen if _______?
Every week the children will take home a homework sheet.
The homework will have their spellings on, along with an indication of which Maths test they are on. Please practice these ready for the tests.
Maths test = Wednesday
Spellings = Thursday
Please hand your homework book back in on a Wednesday.
At the bottom of each sheet is a brief explanation of the learning they have been doing this week, plus some talk homework about a topic they will be learning the following week.
Here is the talk homework for 18/09/20
Here is the talk homework for 25/09/20
In addition to this there are a number of websites that you might find helpful:
Reading Eggs - https://readingeggs.co.uk/
NumBots - https://play.numbots.com
Busy Things - https://www.busythings.co.uk/lgfl-login/
Supermovers has some brilliant songs and dances the children can do with a range of topics covered https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-english-collection/zjsghbk
Rainbow, Rocket, Moon, Star and Galaxy words
Please ensure the children are keeping up to date with their high frequency words and are practicing them daily.
Speech and Language
Here is a tutorial and some resources (below) that children having support with speech and language can use
There is also more information at