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Year 1

Welcome back!


What a summer it has been! We hope you all had a lovely break and are as excited to start the new school year as we are. Your child will come home with a new reading book this week but we are still waiting on our new home school diaries to arrive so they might not be here for another week or so. In regards to reading, we expect EVERY child to read 5 times a week. This could be as little as 4 pages or as much as the whole book. Reading is so crucial for children's development, particularly at this age, and is therefore the most important aspect of home learning.


We are looking forward to a fantastic year ahead!


Year 1 Team smiley


Key information:


Swimming will be on Tuesday afternoons.

PE will be Thursday afternoons.

As per Reception, all children must have school dinners (this will be the case until Year 3).

New topic


Our new topic is Rio de Vida. We are going to be learning all about Brazil and carnivals. We will also be learning about the Amazon Rainforest. Please have a look at our knowledge organizer with your child to find out more about what we are going to learn. We had an amazing WOW day, where we learnt a carnival dance and played a samba beat on the drums.


Our first topic is Bright Lights Big City, we will be learning all about London. Our home learning grid is attached, as is the topic knowledge organiser so you can see what kind of things we will be covering.

Interfaith Awareness Week

This term we enjoyed a whole week of Interfaith Awareness. We focussed on Judaism and in particular the Jewish festival of Rosh Hashanah. The children enjoyed learning about the significance of apples and honey, challah bread and pomegranates - we also got to do some tasting!

Home Learning Bright Lights Big City

Bright Lights Big City Knowledge Organiser