Year 1

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Welcome to Year 1 (Autumn Term)

Hello and welcome to Year 1 at Gorse Hill Primary School! We hope you had a lovely summer break, the children all look very smart in their school uniform.

It was lovely to meet so many of you during our ‘Meet the teacher’ evenings. We hope you took away lots of information from this and are confident about Year 1 expectations.

Our learning challenge question for this half term is ‘What makes me so super?’ Throughout this we will be looking at what makes us unique and special whilst learning to write labels, lists and sentences.

In maths, we are learning all about place value, addition and subtraction, along with looking at different shapes.

We will be exploring the other areas of the curriculum through the Learning Challenge question. Children will be able to look in to their family history, their local area and discuss their aspirations for the future.

Homework will be given out each Friday and is due in each Wednesday.

Year 1 will have PE lessons on Tuesday mornings. Please ensure your child brings their PE kit in, and leaves it in school until the October half term, they will get changed in school.

We have now sent out school reading books and diaries. We endeavour to change reading books as frequently as possible, but this is guaranteed on their designated reading day. Please send your child’s reading book in every day and try to read with them every evening. Ask them lots of questions about the book and jot a note in their planner to tell us how they found it. We will be unable to change your child’s reading book if their diary isn’t signed by an adult.

Please remember, if you have a message for the teacher, a member of staff will be on the door each morning and will take your message. If you need to arrange a meeting, we will call you back at a break or lunch time to discuss this. The school gates will close at 9am, at which time, children will need to be dropped off at the office and signed in. School finishes at 3:15pm and doors will close at 3:25pm. After this time, children will be taken to the office and must be collected and signed out from there.

School are setting up brand new class blogs – watch this space!

The Year 1 team
Mrs Dickinson, Miss O’Neill, Mrs Wilson, Mrs Heathcote and Mrs O’Toole.


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