Friday 10th September 2021

Year 1 Weekly Information Letter

10th September 2021


Dear Parents and Carers

The children have had a great first full week back. We are so pleased with how they have all settled.

They are becoming more familiar with class routines and we have been impressed with all of their hard work and effort. This week’s highlights included, gymnastics and swimming, reading with every child, Monster points and the lovely sunshine.

Please find information below to help you support child at home and prepare for the next week.



PE will take place on a Tuesday (gymnastics) and Friday (swimming). Please wear PE kit to school on these days. For now these lessons are taking place inside. When it does get colder your child may wish to wear tracksuit bottoms. Please avoid (if possible) shoes with laces if your child is unable to tie them independently.



We will continue with our core text “Here we Are” by Oliver Jeffers. The children will be writing a sentence to describe their feeling whilst outside. They will also work in groups to change some words to Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World” and perform their own versions.



The focus will be on sequencing numbers by counting forwards and backwards. One more and one less with numbers to 10.



Next week our reading focus will be High Frequency Words (HFW) this will take place instead of individual reading. We will change reading books every Monday and Thursday, children will bring home 2 book on these days.


As we get back into the routine of reading regularly, some children may have lost some confidence. This can lead to children becoming more reluctant to read. Here are some ideas to engage them.

*Read less. One page is better than none.

*Take turns - read a page each with your child

*Choose a book which is less challenging to boost confidence.


Please continue to read with your child daily and remember to write a comment in the diary.



  • The Year 1 Curriculum Evening will take place on Tuesday 14th September at 7pm.
  • Friday 17th September is Mufti day. We will still be swimming on this day, please ensure your child’s clothes are labelled.


We hope you have a restful weekend, thank you for your support.

The Year 1 Team:

Mr R Bowie

Miss S Nichols

Mrs T Hitchcock

Mrs M Williamson