Year 1 - Sapphire

Super Starter – The children will be introduced to our Elf friend

Marvellous Middle – Christmas Fayre

Fabulous Finish – FS2/KS1 Nativity


Dear Parents/Carers


Welcome back to Term 2. I hope you had a restful half term and are ready for our busiest time of the year! Please take the time to read the letter as it will let you know any key information coming up during the school term. This term our topic is called ‘Where in the UK?’ The topic will be based on transport and places in the United Kingdom and we will be making many links with other subjects as well. (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

Many thanks to all those who joined myself and Mrs Burton for the Phonics screening information talk last term.

Reading continues to remain a big focus for children in Year 1 so please continue to read as often as you can with your children even if it is not a school book.


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. The lost property box in the cloakroom was over flowing at the end of last term with unclaimed items.
  • Please ensure your child brings in suitable outdoor clothing each Thursday as the weather is now changing, which is also named.
  • 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. 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.
  • 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.


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