Year 1 - Sapphire

Super Starter – Walk around the school looking for Woodland habitats

Marvellous Middle – Visit from Keith Steggall from National Trust

Fabulous Finish – KS1 assembly to share learning on Wednesday 6th February at 2:30pm


Dear Parents/Carers


Welcome back to Term 3 and Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas holiday with your families and thank you for my thoughtful gifts! Please take the time to read this letter as it will let you know any key information coming up during the school term. This term our topic is called ‘Where do the leaves go in winter?’ The topic will be based around seasonal changes. (Please see attached topic web). If you have books or artefacts related to our topic, we would love to hear from you.


Reading in Year 1

Please ensure your child is practising reading their high frequency words at the front of their Monkey reading record books. It is important your child can read these without any hesitation so that they can spend longer on the trickier spelling patterns in words.


Homelearning in Year 1







Reading and words to learn

Reading and words to learn

Reading and handwriting (due in on Friday)


Words to learn (due in the following Wednesday)and Maths (due in the following Monday)


General information

  • Please name ALL school uniform, including drinks bottles and snack pots. This includes Forest school clothing and PE kit.
  • Please ensure your child brings in suitable outdoor clothing each Thursday for Forest school as the weather is now changing.
  • Your child will be provided with a fruit/vegetable morning snack so there is no need to send your child in with one. If you wish to provide your child with an alternative healthy snack then this is also fine.
  • On Friday afternoons the children will continue to have ‘Good to be Green' time. This is when the children can celebrate their positive choices by staying ‘Green’ all week. Children are allowed to bring a toy from home into school on a Friday and it will be placed in the plastic box underneath the interactive board. Your child may have GTBG time indoors or outdoors weather permitting so please allow your child to bring in a toy that could be used in either environments.
  • Please provide your child with the correct uniform so that they can participate in PE-indoor. Children must not wear any jewellery on PE days. Stud earrings can be worn but must be covered with tape. Long hair also needs to be tied back. All uniform must be clearly labelled as it can go astray and is very hard to find the rightful owner without it being named. PE will continue to be on a Monday and will begin the first week back at school.
  • Star of the week- On a Friday, if your child is chosen to be Star of the week then they will bring home our class Piper bear for the weekend. Please support your child in recording what they get up to with Piper bear in the accompanying book. Your child may draw a picture or have a go at writing a caption. You may also provide a photo if you are able to. Your child will also be given a badge to wear for the following week- please support us in helping them to look after this.
  • Please come along to a Celebration assembly of our learning this term on Wednesday 6th February at 2:30pm in the hall.


Many thanks for your support! I hope you have all the information that you need for the term ahead, if you have any further queries please pop in and see me.


Yours Sincerely

Miss Catlin