Year 1

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Welcome to Year 1

Hello and welcome to Year 1, the next exciting stage in your child’s school life: moving from EYFS into Key Stage 1!

Year 1 overview

Our curriculum is topic based using storybooks to support learning

Autumn term 1 – Dogger by Shirley Hughes – Old and new toys

Autumn term 2 – The Rabbit Problem by Emily Gravett – Seasonal changes

Spring term 1 – Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers – North and South Poles and the equator

Spring term 2 – Beegu by Alexis Deacon – Everyday materials

Summer term 1 – Naughty Bus by Jan and Jerry Oke – United Kingdom, countries and capitals

Summer term 2 – Bog Baby by Jeanne Willis – animals and their habitats

If you have any questions, at any time during the year, please talk to one of the teams who will be more than happy to help.

Kind regards,

Miss Robinson and Mr Pendlebury

Year 1 Class Teachers


Morning routine

We ask that the children line up on the playground and the class teacher will collect them when the bell rings.


It is important that your child remains hydrated throughout the day. Water bottles are filled up first thing in the morning ready for the day. We will, of course, allow the children to ‘top-up’ during the day if needed. Your child will be offered fruit or vegetable snack daily. Please ensure that the school is aware of any allergies that your child may have.


Reading really is the key to the rest of the curriculum! In Year 1 reading is very important and we listen to the children read individually, in small groups, in RWI sessions and every day during Class Shared Reading.

Children will have their books changed regularly and/ or when the child needs moving on.  Reading is the cornerstone of educational success. Reading must continue at home you should read to and with your child every day. Children must bring in their reading record, reading book and reading bag into school every day. We read to succeed at Cherry Tree.

Remember to make an entry in your child’s reading diary to indicate that they have read, with you at home. If in doubt, please ask!


There are three parent-teacher meetings every year (one per term) and one formal report that is given out on the last week in July. This includes an overview of progress and attainment made during the academic year as well as other school achievements.

Home time

As you are aware we will not hand over the children to any other than the person we have been advised will collect your child at the end of the day. If there is a change from the familiar people collecting, please inform a member of the staff team.


Our PE lesson this term is Friday. The children need their full PE kits in school at all times. We will have our PE sessions outside as long as the weather allows; suitable footwear is essential.

It goes without saying that it is essential that all your child’s belongings are named!


Outdoor learning – the children will continue to have access to learning outdoors. We would, therefore, ask that they have a WATERPROOF COAT and WELLIES in school at all times.