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Pen Y Fro

Primary School

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Croeso i Flwyddyn Un!



Welcome to our Year 1 class page. Here you will find useful information and reminders related to our general routines and activities, as well as links to helpful websites and online resources.


It will also be a space to share and celebrate some of the interesting and exciting activities we have been carrying out in class.


Autumn Term Class Information



 This term our topic is 'Ready, Steady, Grow!' 

Much of this term’s work will be based on our new topic ‘Ready, Steady, Grow’ with links made to celebrations such as Bonfire Night, Harvest and religious festivals. Within our topic, the children will take part in practical activities to explore where food comes from and learn about life on a farm. They will learn about what seeds and plants need to grow and grow a variety of plants themselves! We will be working collaboratively with Year 2 and 3 as this is a shared topic.  Please send in any books or items of interest related to the class topic for ‘show and tell’.        


The main Literacy focus will be on correct letter sounds and formation as well as the development of simple sentence structure. The children will carry on learning phonics through Read Write Inc, as a class and in small groups. Weekly themes will include stories and poems as well as non-fictional work.


Reading Roundabout

Children will have an allocated day to read their individual reading book with an adult. In addition to this we will be doing lots of reading activities as a class and in small groups. Please ensure your child has their bookbag and reading record in school on their allocated day. Your child’s allocated reading day will be sent home with them this week. Please listen to your child read as often as possible and make a weekly comment in the record, these are really helpful. Your child will also be able to select a book of their choice from the school library to share with you at home.


Maths will be taught through a range of practical activities, rhymes and games. We will give the children lots of opportunities to get hands on and explore maths in a practical way. We will be focusing on number work, length (using nonstandard units), 3D shapes and the days of the week. Literacy and Numeracy across the curriculum will be taught through our class topic with a cross curricular approach.    


PE will be held on Wednesday morning (outdoors, weather permitting!) and a Thursday afternoon (indoors). Forest school will be on a Friday morning. Please ensure that your child comes dressed in their ‘named’ Forest School clothes. Please can children also bring a spare bag to put their used forest school clothes in to go home.


Please continue to send a fruit or vegetable snack in a named box/bag for your child to eat at playtime. 


Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or worries.


Kind Regards,

Miss Harris (Teacher), Mrs Baratt (TA) and Mrs Coles 



Weekly Reminders

Monday: Bookbag (Sunflowers)

Tuesday: Bookbag  (Bluebells)

Wednesday: Bookbag (Daffodils), PE (please bring suitable, named clothing in a bag including sensible shoes)

Thursday: Bookbag (Daisies), PE (please bring suitable, named clothing in a bag, including sensible shoes)

Friday: Forest School, Golden Time


Year 1 Gallery