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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

With Mrs Wilde and Mrs Russell 

This week's Star and Reader of the Week are:

Good To Be Green winner for this week is... Rhania




Our Curriculum Vehicle for the Autumn Term is ....

We Are Stafford!





Our Curriculum for this term is We are Stafford!

We will be creating an information leaflet about Stafford. 

Please click the pdf to see our Curriculum overview for Autumn term.



Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday so please make sure that P.E kits stay in school and earrings are removed.

Home Learning



Homework will go home on a Friday and will need to be returned by the following Friday.




We encourage children to read at least three times a week. Please record it in the planner as the children are rewarded with team points. 

Book change will be dependent on their phonic groups so please make sure that reading books come to school every day. 

We also have a special reading garden in the classroom and when children have read they move up the reading tree.

Whoever reads the most will be our reading star of the week.

Will it be you this week?



Shared reading books

Shared reading books are given out for children to enjoy reading with their family. We don't expect the children to be able to read the books themselves, but to simply enjoy being read to by an adult or an older sibling. 

The children will choose a new book every Friday and the old books will be collected back in again. 

Phonics - Read Write Inc. (RWI)

We are continuing with our Read, Write Inc. scheme this year. This scheme helps to break down the different sounds to make it easier for our children to have a good understanding of our sounds so that we can read and then write these accurately. This will help with both our reading and our writing.


What can you do to help your child at home? 

To watch a useful video of set 2 sounds, click here.

For a useful video of set 3 sounds, click here.


We are busy focusing on the children's ability to recognise, represent and manipulate numbers to 10. They are practising sorting and grouping objects before moving on to counting objects up to 10. 


What can you do to help your child at home?

Encourage the children to count objects at home. 

Can they count the objects into the shopping basket?

Can they count the number of steps when they go to bed?

Can they find 'one more' and 'one less'?