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Year 1

Blwyddyn 1 - Year 1


Croeso i Blwyddyn Un! - Welcome to Year One!


Teachers: Mrs Watts and Miss Williams

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Summers and Mrs Said 



General Information

Games and PE is on a Thursday morning. Please could children be provided with t-shirt, sweatshirt, shorts, jogging bottoms and a pair of trainers.

Could you please place your child's name on all their clothing and games bag.


Forest Farm takes place on a Thursday morning. All clothing and equipment are provided. Every child will be given the opportunity to visit at some point in the year.  Unfortunately we cannot take all the children at the same time.  Children are chosen by placing names in a hat; six from Mrs Watts' class and six from Miss Williams' class. You will be notified by letter before the children start their block. You will need to complete and return the form.



Please could you ensure that you listen to your child read daily for about ten minutes at a time.  On the front of the reading folder is a label with the day that the folder is to be returned to school.  Could you please return the folder on the designated day so that we can listen to your child read and they can choose a new book to come home for the week. 


We will continue to send home word boxes and tricky words following the Jolly Phonics scheme for you to practise together. If your child knows how to read these, have a go at spelling them. 



We will continue to follow the Jolly Phonics scheme which is available for you to use at home: in order to practise, along with the songs which can be found on YouTube.

Phonics and handwriting activities will take place daily. During these sessions the children will be give opportunities to practise letter formation; be given a variety of ways to blend, read and write words and to put words into sentences using punctuation and finger spaces.


Spelling lists to practise together will be sent home later in the year. 



The children have been given a homework book which needs to be returned every FRIDAY. The work will be placed in this book focusing on something we have either covered in English, numeracy or topic to reinforce the children's learning. 



Our mental maths targets for this term are:

Doubles to 5 + 5

Halves to half of 10

Bonds to 10 (9+1=10)


This term we will also be looking at numbers to 20, addition and subtraction to 10, 2D and 3d shapes and measuring using non-standard units e.g cubes, lolly sticks or fingers)



To be announced.



Our focus for this half term is 'Ourselves and Feelings'. 


Pwy wyt ti? - Who are you?


Sut wyt ti? - How are you?

Ans: Dw i'n hapus - I'm happy. 

hapus - happy

trist - sad

wedi blino - tired

bendigedig - fantastic

ar ben y byd - on top of the world


Likes and dislikes and related vocabulary e.g. food, toys and colours.

Dw i'n hoffi....... - I like...

Dw i ddim yn hoffi - I don't like...


This half term, we will also be looking at shapes, colours and counting.