Welcome to Year 1 – Y1GWB


The children have settled really well into Year 1. They are beginning to get familiar with the new routines and expectations. We have been learning about a growth mind set to help us become the best learners possible!     

Some information for you to know:

Literacy – this term we will be writing facts about the rainforest linked to BLP week. We will also be writing stories all about Jack and the Beanstalk linked to our curriculum question “ What happened once upon a time?”


  • We are sorting objects using different criteria.
  • We are becoming secure in our number knowledge to 10- ordering counting forwards and backwards from any number.
  • We are learning the skills of 1 more and 1 less.
  • We will be learning our number bonds to 10.
  • Using our skills in a variety of different ways and solving problems.

Curriculum – What Happened Once Upon a Time?

  • We will go on a trip to Bolsover castle to make all of our learning real and relevant.
  • We will be learning about castles in detail and looking back at the medieval time.
  • We will be using our art skills to create some castles and learning about different art techniques.
  • In science we will be learning about the different seasons.


In regards to our timetable, we have PE on Monday afternoons and Friday mornings, so please remember to bring your PE kit.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss anything, please do not hesitate to see me before or after school. If this is not possible you can also ring the school office.


Important Information

Monday/Friday – P.E Kit needs to be in school.

Friday – Reading and spellings will be sent home. Spelling test will also take place on this day.



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