Welcome to Year 1 Pine Class Page

Autumn 2023



Year 1 staff would like to wish you a very warm welcome back to school. It has been wonderful to see all the pupils wearing their uniform with pride and greeting friends and staff with happy smiles, kind words and good manners. We have had an excellent start to the year already. The glorious weather has allowed us to enjoy the beautiful outdoor spaces of our school and keep active, while getting to know the daily routines of Y1.


If you need any support or would like to discuss how we can best work in partnership to support your child in school, we are always here to help.

Your class teacher is always the first point of contact, followed by Mrs Sloan as Key Stage 1 Lead. For any advice on special educational needs, it may be appropriate, after speaking with the class teacher, to also contact Mrs Whitehead, who is our school Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENDCO).

Mrs Sloan : Y2 Teacher (Fir), Keys Stage 1 Lead, Assistant Head (Curriculum)

Mrs Baker-Houghton :  Y1 Teacher (Pine)

Mrs Roche & Mrs Lucas: Y1 Teacher (Holly)

Miss Hazlett  and  Miss Doyle: Teaching Assistants

PE: Mr Lee (Little Sports Coaches)



Good attendance and punctuality are vital, not only for learning, but also to help pupils settle into their new school routine, make friends and grow in confidence.

Each week, every class with 100% attendance is rewarded with a voucher, which can be spent to celebrate the achievement in whatever way the class decides. In Year 1 we are fiercely competitive- help us to be the best by being in school every day and on time!

Our classroom door opens at 8.45am for the start of the day and collection time is at 3.10pm.

Autumn Curriculum Coverage

English Book  1: Old Bear

Writing Outcomes: Finding narrative and message

Book  2: Rapuzel

Writing Outcomes: Traditional Tale narrative and instructions.

Maths Place value, addition and subtraction within 10, Shape.
RE Families, Belonging, Judaism and Waiting.
History Changes within living memory –
Geography Continents, Oceans, UK countries, capital cities and surrounding seas.
Science Seasons and weather. Day and Night, Plants, Animals including Humans.
Computing Information Technology -Basic skills


PE Fundamentals and Gymnastics

Our PE lessons are on Tuesdays. Children are to come into school wearing the school PE kit.



Drawing- Using pencil, pen, charcoal, chalk and pastels
Design & Technology Mechanism and Structures.
Music Untuned Percussion and Singing
PSHE Being me in my world and Celebrating differences



Building good learning habits at home and reinforcing learning that happens at school is important. To help with this, regular homework will be set and engagement with this greatly appreciated.

Daily reading of books sent home- these are changed weekly

(please write in the blue reading record each time you read with your child.

Weekly Spelling and Handwriting practise  ( as part of spelling practise) will start in Autumn 2



Developing strong readers is our priority. All pupils read in school daily and have already this week had reading practise sent home, coinciding with their reading stage. Reading each day, with your child at home, will help to accelerate learning and help your child to grow in confidence. Please help us by writing in the blue home-school reading record when you read with your child, keeping the home school partnership strong.

Here are some Y1 book recommendations, which you can enjoy reading

at home with your child in addition to the ones we send home weekly.

More information on reading, and the rest of the curriculum, can be

found on our school website. https://www.stteresaoflisieux.co.uk/

Remember to also follow our Twitter page and keep up with what

we are doing on our class pages on the school website.

Twitter: @year1_STOL

Curriculum Overview

Recommended Reading Books for Year 1

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