Year 1

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Miss Hill
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Miss Buckingham
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Mrs Goodwin
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Mrs Wilmot

Welcome to Year 1

Drop in session from the Healthy child team

Please see below the invite to an informal chat session on all things health related and dietary needs for early years with the Healthy child team from the local hub. This is a great drop in session for any support or guidance needed.
Parents with small babies and toddlers are welcome too, there will be a safe area for them to play if needed and room for prams.

See previous messages & posts

Welcome to the Year 1 class page! Here you will find information about what your child is learning about over the year.

What My Child is Learning About this Half Term

PE and Outdoor learning

In Year 1, we have PE on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Please ensure your child comes to school dressed in the correct PE kit on these days. In the summer term we try to keep PE outdoors as much as possible.

This half term there will be no Forest School due to being on alternative half terms.  Forest School will start again in January 2024.


Word list spelling letter Y1

The Jumping Orange Words for Autumn 2 are do, to, you, be, he, me, she, we.

Weekly spellings:

In the summer term, we will begin to test pupils on year 1 rules (in addition to their phonics tests and Jumping Orange Words).


By the end of Year 1, your child is expected to know:

– the number bonds which make 5, 10 and 20

– one more and one less for numbers up to 100

– reading and writing numbers as numerals and words up to 100

– doubles and halves to 20

– how to count in 2s, 5s and 10s

To support with this, there are many online games your child could play. We recommend:

Hit the Button – Quick fire maths practise for 6-11 year olds (

NumBots | Motivational maths practice for schools and families.
(login details found in the back of your child’s reading diary)

Caterpillar Ordering – An Ordering and Sequencing Game (


Class Showcase
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Therapy Dog Visit
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Miss Buckingham’s Class have had an exciting end to the term!
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Year 1 & 2 craft club

Class Showcase Open this to see some of the work we've been doing.

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Therapy Dog Visit
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Miss Buckingham’s Class have had an exciting end to the term!
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Year 1 & 2 craft club
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Class Homework Open this to see the latest homework

NumBots Year 1

NumBots | Welcome to the NumBlog!

We launched NumBots just before the Easter holidays and are continually monitoring its use. It’s great to hear so many children are enjoying going up through the levels and already improving their speed and recall. We’ve noticed not everybody has started using the app yet so wanted to send out a remind in case you have forgotten.

We expect children to be playing on NumBots for at least 12mins a week as part of their homework. If your child does not have access to an online device, please let us know.

Here’s a handy introduction to the app:
A Parents/Carers introduction to NumBots – YouTube

Big Difference

NumBots is an online game and playing little and often will significantly improve your child’s recall and understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts. These are critical foundations in maths so we are excited by the impact NumBots will have.

Logging In

The children have been shown how to login and have brought home a username label in their [book bag/reading planner/insert here]. They might need some help navigating to the website and entering the details but once they’re in, they just need some quiet space to get on with the games.

Please ask your child’s teacher if they are struggling to login. Maths Circle (the creators of NumBots) cannot provide username and password information to parents, even during school holidays or out of hours.

Important: please don’t allow siblings, friends or family to answer for them but do support your child if they’re stuck.

Little and often

In order to get the best out of NumBots children should regularly play for short bursts so we would ask you to give them 3 minutes, four five times a week.

Game Types

  1. Story Mode – the emphasis is on learning the ideas and concepts behind addition and subtraction so it features more diagrams, shapes and question styles.
  2. Challenge Mode – the emphasis is more on speed of recall of key facts, like number bonds to 10, doubling small numbers or adding & taking away in your head.
See previous homework

Class Spellings Open this to see the latest spellings

Welcome to Year 1!

We are really looking forward to seeing you back in school on 5th September!

Here is some information about Year 1 to help you to settle into your new class: Year 1 group cover letter -PDF

PE days will be Tuesday and Thursday. Please send your child into school tomorrow with their PE Kit on.

Forest School will be on Friday- more information is in the attached letter.

See you tomorrow!

The Year 1 Team :)


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