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James Brindley Community Primary School
‘Working together to fulfil potential’

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1



Welcome to the Year 1 webpage which will be updated throughout the year with our class curriculum and news, updates, and photographs of the exciting things that we have been getting up to.


Don't forget to check the James Brindley Twitter (X) page; @JamesBrindleyPS for more updates too.


*** Please can you ensure that your child has a named water bottle in school with them every day ***


Autumn Term

Our Newsletter for the Autumn term can be found at the top of this page. 




During the Autumn Term, our topic is Geography based.  This term we are focusing on our learning challenge question 'Where do, and did the wheels on the bus go?'. We will be exploring our local area, identifying local points of interest, finding out about different modes of transport and also working on our map skills. In Science we will be identifying a range of everyday materials such as wood, plastic, glass, metal, water and rock. We will be comparing and grouping them together based on their physical properties. Children will also be able to distinguish between an object and the material that it is made from and describe the physical properties of those materials. For more information regarding our work for this half term can be found in our class newsletter and an overview of our Year 1 curriculum can be found in the 'Curriculum on a Page' document.  


**Important Information**



We are continuing with the Pick and Mix style of homework and all of the children will be required to complete the activities on their Pick and Mix at home (1 per week) and share them with me via Purple Mash or bring it into school so I can see all of their wonderful work. You will find the Autumn Pick and Mix Homework at the top of this page. We will be holding a homework celebration day on Thursday 7th December so please ensure that you send your child's work into school or upload it on purple mash so that we can share it on this day. 



Spellings will be sent home Friday 15th September for your children and reflect the sounds they have completed in their phonics learning that week. Please encourage your child to practise their spellings using the Look, Cover, Write, Check method. Your child will complete a weekly spelling test on a Friday and will bring home a spelling book with their results in. This needs to be returned to school every week before the following Friday.  The spelling sheets that your child brings home DO NOT need to be sent back to school. 



P.E. lessons will be on a Monday and Friday. Please ensure that your child has a full, named PE kit in school. If your child wears earrings, they will need to be removed by yourself or them prior to the sessions. Children are unable to participate when wearing earrings or any other kind of jewellery. PE kits will be sent home at the end of every half term to be washed and returned ready for PE when we return to school the following term. Trainers are not permitted for indoor PE and children will need to wear pumps. 



Please ensure that ALL of your child's clothing/shoes are clearly labelled including their coats. This makes returning any lost items, a lot easier. 


Reading Books

Reading books and planners need to be in school every day. Your child will read on specific days each week both individually and as part of Guided Reading sessions. Please ensure that your child reads at least 4 times at home each week and that this is recorded in their planner with any comments you feel are relevant to your child’s reading. Your child's new reading books will be sent home Friday 15th September along with their first set of spellings. 


Nativity Dates December 2023

This years Year 1/2 Nativity performances will  be taking place on Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th December at 2pm. Further details will be sent closer to the time. 


Useful Documents 

In the documents posted at the top of this page, you will find Year 1 Knowledge Organisers.  These documents set out and explain all of the key vocabulary that will be covered during your child's time in Year 1, we hope that you find them useful. 


Please also take the time to look through the Year 1 end-of-year expectations below.


 If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to us.


We look forward to a successful year with your child. 


smiley Miss Jewell and the Year 1 Team smiley