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Autumn 1


Dear Parents,

We have had a wonderful term so far and we are so proud of all of the children and their progress. They have really risen to the challenges that Year 1 brings and have already thoroughly enjoyed a trip to the church and starting our new topic of 'School Days'. During the first few weeks of the term we explored the book, Where The Wild Things Are and the Author and Illustrator Quentin Blake. The children created some wonderful art work and took their time to reflect upon strategies that use or could use to help them when they may feel 'wild'. 


We are so incredibly proud of the children and their hard work so far this term and are very grateful for all of the support and help you have been giving your child. It is so lovely to see how enthusiastic and proud of their learning your children are and we can't wait to keep sharing our learning with you!


Thank you for your ongoing support,


Miss Wilby and the Year 1 Team




This year your child will receive weekly maths and SPAG homework through the CGP books. We are working hard to develop our fluency alongside reasoning and problem solving. Please encourage your child to discuss their reasoning with you and to use concrete resources to support and deepen their understanding.


Both maths and SPAG homework books are due back in on Wednesdays.


Weekly spellings will be sent home for the term for a test on Fridays. All spellings are partnered with our weekly phonics lessons. The spellings are also available to download below and to practice on Spelling Shed. If you do not have access to Spelling Shed, please let a member of the Year 1 team know.


Reading books

Children will be able to change reading books every Friday. Please use the reading bookmarks (banded and KS1) to support your child and their comprehension of the text that they are reading. Please can you record all your child’s reading at home in their Reading diary, including the name of the book and the pages read. 



Children will have PE lessons every Thursday and Friday. Please ensure that they come into school in their PE kit on these days.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you for your ongoing support.


Miss Wilby and the Year 1 team

Parents Information Pack 2021-2022

Learning Letter Autumn 1

Letter of the week!

Each week we are focusing on one letter to nail the formation of correctly. This week's letter is the letter 'a' - you start on the line. Go to the top of the apple, then go around the apple and down the leaf. Please follow the link below to see the modelling of the letter. Make sure you are holding your pencil correctly!

Letter formation worksheets

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  • Hill Crescent, Stretton-on-Dunsmore,
  • Rugby, United Kingdom, CV23 9NF
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