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April 2017

Dear Parents/Carers


Welcome Back!

I hope you had all had a restful Easter break and enjoyed the beautiful weather. This term, we welcome some new children and their families to our class – Lily May and Alfie. We also welcome Oliver who started in our class just before the Easter Break. We hope they will be very happy in our class and our school.



As you know, I am now the class teacher for Year 1 and I am excited to be teaching the children again and seeing the progress they have made. Miss Layla Hill will also continue to be the Teaching Assistant in Year 1. When I am out of class on a Tuesday afternoon, Mrs Helena Webber and Mrs Karen Fullick will teach the class. On a Wednesday, when it is my leadership time, Mrs Christie Coomer and Mrs Helen Hewson will cover the class.



‘Environment Explorers’ is the title of our topic for this half term. I have attached a curriculum overview to show you what we will be covering in all areas of our learning as well as the topic itself. This can also be found on the Year 1 page on the school website.


Physical Education

Tuesdays and Fridays are our PE days. Please ensure your child has their named full PE kit in school each day. Next half term, Year 1 will have the opportunity to go swimming – more details will follow nearer the time.


Home Learning

Home learning will continue to be given out on a Friday each week. Please can it be returned to school by the following Wednesday. Home Learning is an important and useful way for you to support your child’s learning. Encourage your child to have “a go” at the work set and then support and guide any areas of difficulty.



Please listen to your child read as often as you can and then record this in their reading diary – even if it is only a signature. I know how busy life is, but 5-10 minutes regularly can make all the difference to their progress. Asking them questions about what they have read and what they liked or disliked will really help with their understanding. We will change books on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in class.


If you have any questions, concerns or queries please do not hesitate to speak to me. Time can always be made after school if there is not enough time in the morning. You can also message me on the Class Do Jo Parent App or email me at


Yours sincerely


Mrs Claire Webber

Year 1 Class Teacher

Curriculum Medium Term Plan - Summer 2017