Year 1

Happy New Year! We hope you had a lovely Christmas and are all ready for 2018.

Just like last half term, the classroom door will be open at 8.55am and will close for school to begin at 9.00am. Please ensure your children arrive on time each day so they can have a speedy, focussed start to learning. Anyone arriving after 9am needs to come in through the office rather than the classroom door.

This term, we will be starting our exciting topic of “Where the Wild Things are”. This will feed through our Science, Geography, Art and Literacy.

In Literacy, we will be reading the story “Where the Wild Things are” by Maurice Sendak before writing our own version. We will then be creating our own animal themed riddles.

In Maths Year 1 will be:

  • Addition and subtraction to 20
  • Place value to 50

In Science, Year 1 will:

  • Identify and name common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.
  • identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores
  • describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals

If you have any problems, concerns or questions please do not hesitate to see one of us before school at 8:55am, after school at 3.30pm or, if this is not convenient or it’s a bigger issue, by making an appointment with your child’s class teacher.

Miss R Holyoak, Mrs H Street & Mrs M Richardson

Class Teachers

Year 1 Teacher
Miss Holyoak

Support Teachers
Mrs Richardson
Mrs Street

Important Dates

Parent sessions this year will take place on:
Wednesday 15th November
Thursday 15th March
Tuesday 26th June

Tuesday 9th January – PM
Parent reading session

Wednesday 10th January – 6pm
Parent reading session

Monday 15th January
Choir at Young Voices, Sheffield Arena.

Monday 29th January
Y1 multiskills competition at Brigshaw – information to follow.

Friday 9th February
Break up for half term

Monday 19th February
Back to school

Wednesday 21st February
Parent’s consultation meetings – 2pm onwards.

Class Newsletter

Newsletter 2018 Spring 1

Class Information

P.E. Information

P.E. Days: Monday and Friday

Please ensure that your child has a named P.E. kit in school at all times.

Library Books Information

Library day: Thursday

Reading Books Information

Reading Books changes: Thursday/Friday

Please read with your child daily and ensure they have their book-bags in school every day.

Homework Information

Please hand homework books in on a Thursday to be handed back out on a Friday.
In Year 1, spellings will be sent home in your child’s reading record on a spellings will be sent home and tested on a Friday.

All spellings can also be found on the class pages on the website.


To keep headlice under control, remember… once a week, take a peek!

It is really important to check for lice weekly, even if you do not think your child has them. If you do find headlice, please treat immediately and notify a member of staff so that other parents can be made aware. If your child has long hair, tying it up might reduce their chances of catching them.

For more information, visit this great website:

If you are having trouble downloading the documents, you can download pdf reader here.