Thames View Primary School

Learning, fun and achievement for all.

Thames View Primary School

Learning, fun and achievement for all.

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1


Kanzi                                                                                        Elstar

Class Teacher:                                                           Class Teacher:

Mr. C Slack                                                               Miss R Brobbey

Teaching Assistant:                                           Teaching Assistants:

Mrs. H Williams                                      Mrs. G Kelly/Miss J Roddie

In English, we will start by exploring the book 'Funnybones’ by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. We will be looking at sequencing the story and writing simple descriptions based on what we can see in the book. We will then look at ‘The Jolly Postman’ by Allan Ahlberg and focusing on replying to letters to different characters in the book.


We will start the year by securing the children's knowledge of numbers and place value in Maths. We will look at ways to add and subtract numbers within 10 using concrete and abstract resources. We are determined to link their Maths to the real world to help children apply their understanding.

Our Big Question for the term is 'Me and my World', which links to both our Science topic 'Animals including Humans' and our Curriculum topics 'My Family History and 'My Local Area'.

Please see the topic web below for more information.


Children will be expected to read most nights in the week for at least 10 minutes. Please record what you have been reading and how your child has got on with the book in your child's reading record.


Homework will be uploaded on to Edmodo by the end of the school day on Fridays so please ensure that you have signed up to your class page.


P.E will be every Thursday, so make sure that your child comes in to school in the correct kit. Please make sure earrings are not worn, if your child is not confident with taking them out.

How can you support your child?


Please ensure you are regularly helping your to access the online resource below like Nymber gym, Hit the Button to support your child to be secure and fluent in using and applying their number, place value and addition and subtraction knowledge.



Please ensure that your child is reading frequently for at least 10 minutes at a time, each week. It is important that your child is reading regularly as this helps them with all their subjects as well as broadening their own vocabulary and knowledge. We encourage your child to read a range of texts, from fictional stories to leaflets to magazines to menus etc. There are opportunities to read all around us. 



Please ensure that you are regularly accessing using the Year 1 Common Exception Words, which the children are expected to be able to read and spell independently by the END of Year 1. Copies of these have been given to each child in Year 1 .


Homework is set on Edmodo. You and the class code have been emailed to all parents. The code is needed to join your class' page. You will not need to print off the learning or to bring it school. Edmodo allows work to be uploaded  and assessed online. Homework will be set weekly on Friday. If you are unsure or experiencing any issues please contact the class teacher.

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