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Welcome to Year 1!
Mrs Moynihan, Mrs Walker and Mrs Good



We would like to welcome both you and the children back after the summer holidays. I hope that you all had a relaxing break and that the children are excited about all the new learning that we have ahead of us this year!


Our topic this half term is Why do we play with different toys as we get older?

This has a history and science focus and we will be learning all about different materials and how to order things chronologically.


In maths we are focussing on numbers, how to write them, read them, order them, count them and use them when we add and subtract.


In English we will be recapping how to form and join our letters then we will be learning to describe items –starting with our favourite toys! Our first text that we will be exploring is Dogger by Shirley Hughes.


In Core skills we have already started thinking about how we learn with others. The children have been talking with their talk partner as well as working in larger teams, where they need to share and take turns.


P.E will be on Wednesday and Friday. Please can PE kits come into school as soon as possible and stay in school. They will be sent home at the end of each half term for a wash.


Little Wood Work will continue on a weekly basis. A poster will be put up on the door to let you know which day it will be on. Please can wellies be brought into school and again, left in school. They will also be sent home at the end of each half term if needed.


In D.T we will be making our own rolling toys. Please can we have as many kitchen roll/toilet tissue tubes as possible sent in.

We have some very important educational visits planned for this year. A separate trips letter will follow detailing dates and costs for your reference


Year 1 important information:


  • All children are entitled to free school meals and fruit at playtime.

  • Please can long hair be tied up in school, no JOJO bows or equivalents please.

  • Nail varnish is not to be worn in school

  • Letters will be put into the children’s drawers; we will promote independence and encourage the children to take these home at the end of the day.

  • We will change reading books every day and listen to the children read Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This will begin w/c 11/9/17

  • P.E lessons - Wednesday and Friday this term.

    If you have any queries or questions about any of this information please do not hesitate to come and see me.


    Thank you for your support


  • Mrs Moynihan, Mrs Walker and Mrs Good

Recommended Reading for Year 1

Maths Calculation Policy Year 1

Links to activities which support our current topic

Learning and Achieving Together
  • Binley Woods Primary School,
  • Coombe Drive, Binley Woods, Coventry,
  • Warwickshire, CV3 2QU
  • | Tel: 0247 6543 754
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