Year 1

Hello and welcome back! We hope you’re well rested and ready for this busy half term leading up to Christmas!
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, focused start to learning.

This half term, we will be continuing with our topic of “Fire & Fantasy”. We will continue to learn about the Great Fire of London with a focus on how it changed London. In Geography, we will be comparing London to Swillington. In Art, we’ll be using the Great Fire of London as a stimulus for paintings and sculptures and, in DT, we’ll get into character of the bakers and make our own products.

In Literacy, we are writing diary entries from the perspective of Samuel Pepys and Thomas Farriner (the baker). We will then create our own Christmas inspired pieces.

In Maths Year 1 will be:

  • Learning number bonds within 10 including related subtraction facts
  • Adding and subtracting 1 digit numbers to 10 including 0
  • Investigating place value to 20

In Science, Year 1’s topic is Seasonal Change.

Year 1 will:

  • observe changes within Autumn
  • observe and describe weather associated with Autumn and how day length varies.

This half term, Year 1 are lucky enough to have Miss Robson working alongside Miss Holyoak as part of her final teacher training placement.


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.

Thank you for your continued support.

Year 1 – 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


Friday 10th November
Key skills parent morning

Thursday 7th December
PM – F2/KS1 Christmas peformance
AM – KS2  Christmas performance

Friday 8th December
AM – F2/KS1 Christmas peformance
PM – KS2  Christmas performance

Monday 11th December
Carol service

Thursday 14th December
KS1 Christmas Party – PM

Friday 15th December
Break up for Christmas

Tuesday 2nd January
Training day

Wednesday 3rd January
Back to school

Class Newsletter

Autumn 2 Newsletter

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.