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 Class                            Elstar Class 

      Teacher: Mr Slack                                    Teacher: Miss Kaur

                Teaching Assistant: Mrs Williams             Teaching Assistant: Mrs Garrett                                         

Term 1


This term in English we will be writing both to inform and to entertain. We will be starting the term writing fact files based on ourselves using labels and captions. We will then go on to use the story 'Funny Bones' to retell and sequence a story. Towards the end of term we will be looking at Autumn poetry.



This term in Maths we will be focussing on number and place value within 10. As we move through the term we will be looking at addition and subtraction within 10, with a focus on number bonds and fact families.


Our topic for the term is 'All about me' and our big question is 'How have I changed?'. We will be addressing this question across our other subjects as we learn about our families, our local area and our senses. We will also be exploring self-portraits in Art.

  Please see the topic web below for more details.


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.

Year 1 Term 1 Topic Web

How can you support your child?


Please ensure you are regularly helping your to access the online resource below like Number 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 .



The children's wellbeing is vital. Try and talk to them about how they are feeling about the current situations, allow them to express emotions and make sure they have time to themselves and some family time. We are all in this together, and we are all here to help and support yourselves and the children.


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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