Welcome to Year 1        

Class Teacher- Miss Lea 


Over the next few weeks you will find weekly planning and tasks on Class Dojo. It has been great to see what everyone has been up to whilst making the best out of being in Lockdown! Have a look at our ‘Learning in Lockdown’ newsletters, you will also find them on Class Dojo for you to download as a pdf. Keep up the hard work and stay safe everyone!

Useful Class Information

Class Dojo

I will be using Class Dojo this year!

Last year 100% of parents using Dojo so hopefully everyone will download the app this year! ClassDojo! https://www.classdojo.com/onehundred/

The children will get a Dojo point every time they do something impressive at school.

We use Class Dojo in Year 1 and all our parents are connected via the app. This allows our families to be fully involved in everything that happens in Year 1. The children are proud of their achievements and want to share these with their families via the app.


Our PE day is Thursday. All children need a PE kit in school – It helps if all items and pump bags are named.

In the winter months please ensure your children have appropriate named outdoor clothing and footwear for playtime. Thank you.


From September children in Year 1 and Year 2 will be working towards achieving their own reading collector badge. It is expected that every child reads at least four times a week at home and has their reading log signed each time.

It is the child’s responsibility to bring their book back into school to be changed and reading log checked.

If you read four times a week and have your reading log signed at home by the end of the week you will receive a sticker for your individual badge. Collector badges are a great way for pupils to save their mini sticker rewards: They can attach the badge to their uniform and wear their collection with pride. Children’s badges will be displayed on a pin board in the classroom. Only when the badge is full does the child get to wear it with pride before getting a new colour badge on the pin board.

Continuous Provision

On an afternoon in KS1 children will be using our shared area to enhance their skills and investigate our topic as well as learning vital skills part of the national curriculum.


Base Groups

The children may talk to you about this. Base groups happen on Friday morning. The children will now belong to a group (Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald or Topaz) where they will have opportunities to discuss their behaviour, attendance, smartness and effort each week. Children who stay green all term will obtain a good to be green badge to wear. Children will be awarded Dojo’s for their BASE groups.


We ask that any money which is to be  handed in to school is in a named envelope.You can then give it to staff on the door at the start of the school day.

Please ask school staff if there is anything else you need to know. We are always happy to help.

Our Year 1 expectations and Talk Time rules:

When we are listening we sit still with our tidy hands

We speak clearly and use a loud voice so that others can hear

We listen carefully when someone is speaking and show respect

We look at the person who is talking

Lets have a look at what we focused on in the first term of school:



Maths- Multiplication and Division

Topic- ‘What makes me special?’

The children will be studying about their own personal history and putting this into a chronological framework understanding how other past events they have studied fit in.

Science- Animals, including Humans



In RE this term we will be learning:Who am I? What does it mean to belong?