Welcome to Year 1!

Welcome to Year 1!

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Year 1! I’m really looking forward to working with your children.


Our exciting topic for this half term is ‘Pirates’, take a look at the attached Curriculum Overview to find out what we will be learning in each area of the curriculum.

Our leaps focus for writing is punctuation; in reading, it is retrieval and in maths, it is place value. Your child’s individual leaps are published at the front of their partnership book. These leaps will be continuously worked on throughout the half term. It would be very helpful if you could support your child at home in understanding these leaps and what they can work on to develop their skills.


We will have PE twice a week this half term, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please make sure your child has the correct kit for both indoor and outdoor PE and it is in a school PE bag.


In Year 1, your child is expected to complete 30 minutes of homework per week. This includes daily reading, spelling practise, times tables and our optional homework menu (see attached document). I will collect homework on Wednesdays and hand it back out again on Fridays. As a team, we aim to change reading books on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, but please bare with us!


If your child would like to bring in a show and tell item, please make sure it relates to our topic.

If you have any additional concerns, please do not hesitate to catch me in the playground before or after school or write a message in the partnership book.


Have a happy half term,

Miss Johnson.

  • St. Paul's CE Primary School
  • Meadow Road
  • Woodhouse Eaves
  • Loughborough
  • LE12 8SA
  • United Kingdom
  • Tel: 01509 890483
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