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Term 1 Information


We are so excited to be welcoming you back to school and are really looking forward to a fantastic year together!

The ‘Meet the Teacher’ event will take place on Monday 13th September 3.30-4.30pm. (please see attached pp)

Trip to the SS Great Britain - Wednesday 6th October (please see the letter below)

Wow Day - Monday 18th October (please see letter below)


Our class will begin the year by following these times:

Start of day: 8.55am (entering through the cloakroom door in the Key Stage 1 playground)

End of the day: 3:30pm (leaving also, through the cloakroom door in the Key Stage 1 playground)

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Starting from the week beginning 6/9/20, our class PE days will be on Tuesdays and Fridays.  Please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit on those days. 


Forest Skills will take place on Tuesday afternoons, in terms 3 and 6. Please ensure your child comes to school in their Forest Skills clothes on this day.


The first fortnight of school will have a focus on Wellbeing and Mental Health. The children will be participating in lots of creative activities which will help them to express themselves and discuss their feelings.


As part of our Wellbeing fortnight, for English, we will be focusing our work around the book 'The Sky Garden' by This lovely book will give the children the opportunity to demonstrate their writing and reading skills and will link well to our focus on Wellbeing.

After completing a lovely unit on the book 'The Sky Garden' we will be reading the wonderful book 'Traction Man' by Mini Grey. 

Traction Man Is Here: Grey, Mini‚Äč


The children will only be required to bring their book bags in on Mondays. This should include their Reading Record and school reading books. These will be changed and sent home the same day. The children will take home to 3 books each week.


We will be recapping the letter and sound patterns that the children learnt last year as well as introducing them to new patterns that would have been introduced during the school closure. This will ensure they have a solid understanding before moving onto the Y1 Curriculum and sound patterns. Please see the attached tab for our phonic lists and homework sheets, we will have having a phonic spelling test every fortnight on a Friday.


Similarly to English, we will be using the first few weeks of term to assess the children’s levels and to identify their next steps. We will be looking at the story book 'How Many Legs?'  to help the children reengage with their Maths learning. We are then moving onto an 'Addition and Subtraction' unit.  Our weekly Maths Attack tests will take place every Thursday, please see the link below to see all of the Maths Attack levels:


This term our topic is 'Almondsbury and Bristol', we will be learning about the local area along with the city of Bristol. This will also include learning about Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Home - Almondsbury Church of England Primary School

Who is Isambard Kingdom Brunel



Year 1 Curriculum Jigsaw 

Our theme in Collective Worship is 'Tolerance'. Our British Value is 'Trust'.