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Wheatfield Drive, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS32 9DB

Last update: 2023-09-07

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Year 1 Class Page

Our classes are..

Class 1H and Class 1J

   Mrs Holbrow (Teacher), Mrs Dowson (Teaching Assistant)     

Miss Johnstone (Teacher), Mrs Oujeil (Teaching Assistant) and Miss Fox (Teaching Assistant)


Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. Please send your child into school wearing their PE kit. All items should be labelled.

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Term 1 Learning

Hello and welcome to Year 1 - we are so excited to get exploring into all our new topics this year and find out what it means by 'What a wonderful world' which is our topic title for this term.



Our English learning this term will be starting with the book 'The Rainbow Fish' by Marcus Pfister.

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We will be using this book as a stimulus when writing our own stories. We will be introducing the importance of capital letters at the beginning of a sentence and for a name, as well as full stops at the end of a sentence. We will be making sure we are putting spaces between words so it can be read back and become more independent in our writing. We will also be focusing on applying all our Phase 2 and Phase 3 phonemes to our words and spelling our common exception words correctly. We are also focusing on our presentation and handwriting, ensuring our letters are formed correctly. We will also be continuing to use 'and' in all our sentences and beginning to use this to list.


Reading and Phonics

This term in Phonics we will be consolidating all our Phase 3 phonemes and introducing  suffix's to our words.

We will be continuing to apply all our reading and also including comprehension questions to make sure we are understanding what we are reading fully. Children will have a reading book matched to their phonics ability for you to read at home. They will also have a word box which links to the phonic sounds they need to practice. Please engage in the whole school reading challenge. We expect every child to read at home at least 5 times a week.


In Maths we will be learning:

  • Place Value
  • Addition

Term 1 Wider Curriculum

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At Wheatfield, we continue to use Tapestry to track the achievements and interests of your child.

Year 1 staff update your child's journal and we strongly encourage families to upload their own contributions.

We often upload class notices and other important information regarding just Year 1 children on our Tapestry page.

Check your notification settings to ensure you receive all updates. If you do not have access to your account, please speak to a member of the Year 1 team

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How can you help at home?

- Listen to your child read 5x a week. Discuss the story with them and make sure you write in their reading record every time they read so that it can count towards our Reading Bug challenge! 

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Practise your child's maths planets with them. There is the overview below and we can let you know what level they are on.