Year 1


Welcome to Year 1.  We look forward to getting to know you this year.


Please remember our PE day is on Thursday and that children will come to school in their PE kit on this day.

Reading will be your child’s expected homework every night.  Please sign and date the diary each day, an additional comment is helpful if you have time.  Please also make sure that your child’s record is in school every day.


Our topic this half term is ‘Fill Up Fuel Up’, we will be exploring different foods, where they come from and how they grow.


This month we will look at the stories of Burger Boy by Alan Durant ‘Pumpkin Soup’ by Helen Cooper and ‘The Enormous Turnip’. We will start by looking at the characters in the story and begin to develop our skills of describing them and using adjectives. We will practise talking in sentences and role playing different characters. We will also start to write sentences and work on sentence structure.


This month we will be looking at number. We will use resources such as tens frames and Numicon. We will be using these all year as they help us with counting, adding and subtracting. We will be comparing groups of objects and thinking about which has the most and least. We will also be practising our counting skills, and using these to count forwards and backwards. We will then move on to adding and subtracting numbers, focusing on numbers bonds.

Ideas for home




Practise your counting skills – for example how many peas are on your plate, how many Lego bricks in your tower

Practise writing your name carefully

Use KidRex, a children’s search engine, to find out facts about your favourite food.

Practise writing your numbers.

Share a story.  What adjectives and nouns can you find to describe the character

What seasonal changes do you notice on your journey to school, as we move into Autumn.

Practice your number bonds. How many ways can you make a number?

Listening game -Clap for Words:

Choose a theme – eg. Animals. Call out words whenever it fits the theme the listener should clap.

Use an atlas or a globe and explore where we are in the world.



A typical day in Year 1

Start of the day

At 8:45 a.m. we come into the classroom by ourselves, we find our name and peg in. We then hang up our coats and bags in the cloakroom.


Lots of our learning takes place outside. Each of us will spend some time learning in the outdoor classroom.

Carpet time

We all spend some time learning together on the carpet.

The afternoon

After lunch we do handwriting and find out what we will be learning in the afternoon. Again we will spend part of the afternoon outside.

Ready steady go time

When we come into the classroom we choose one of the activities at the tables. When we are in the classroom we use our ‘Indoor Voices’.

Fruit time

At fruit time we make sure we wash our hands before getting our drink and piece of fruit. We sit down when we are eating and sometimes listen to music. 


We have our hot school meals we eat in the canteen. Then we have time to play with our friends from the other classes.

Going home

We all go to the cloakroom and get our coats and bags ready to go home after a hard day at school.

Our Commitment

"We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment”

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01483 714804

The Horsell Village School
Church Hill,
Woking, Surrey
GU21 4QQ, United Kingdom

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