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Year 1



Class Teacher: Miss Dyson

Teaching Assistant: Miss Brown 

SEN: Mrs Temperton (AM) 

Sending you a lovely warm welcome to Year One at Holy Family.





Here are a couple of school reminders: 

- School starts at 9.00am with the school gates opening at 8.35am (allowing extra time).

- PE will take place most afternoons each week, I recommend children bring their PE kit to school on a Monday, leave it at school and take it home on a Friday for it to be washed.

- Project based homework with a literacy or numeracy focus will be given out on a Friday and marked on a Monday. This will be given through dojo (paper copy if requested). 

- School ends at 3.25pm

- Please ensure the office staff have your up to date contact details

- Please ring the office if your child will be absent. 


School Uniform- At Holy Family we pride ourselves on our appearance. Please ensure your child/ren attend school in the correct uniform and adhere to the uniform policy. 


Please do not hesitate to ask me questions regarding your child and their education or if you require a general update on how your child/ren are doing. Please ask for Miss Dyson and I will ensure I make time to meet/speak with you. 

Many thanks, we are looking forward to beginning our amazing Year One learning journey with you all! 

The Year One Team! 








Anti- Bullying 2020

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For anti-bullying week 2020 we all wore 'odd socks' to highlight and celebrate each and every one of our differences. We shared our unique qualities and created a washing line of odd socks with our names on. We also role played some scenarios of bullying and discussed that bullying cannot always be seen there are different types of bullying- physical and emotional.
In Year One we say NO to bullying!

Enterprise Week

Learning in Year One is so much fun!

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Please take a look at some of our learning, we are immersed in our learning and enjoy a wide range of engaging lessons which enable us to make progress and flourish as children. As you can see from our smiles we agree with our teachers.... learning in Year One is SO much fun!

Remembrance Day

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In year one we commemorated Armistice day together by contributing to our whole school display. The front of the School looked amazing! We couldn't beleive how many parents/children commented on how wonderful it looked. 
On 11th November 2020 Remembrance Day, we gathered (socially distanced) as a class and discussed the importance of the day and who/what we were remembering. We looked out across our own 'Flanders Field' and had a moment of reflection to think of those who have gone or were injured. 
We then gathered in the hall in a huge socially distanced circle and held our own Remembrance Day service.
It was a beautiful commemoration to each and every individual who fought for us those many years ago. We have so much work and learning in our RE books! 

Year One say AHOY THERE!

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Please have a look at some of our topic work so far... we are thoroughly enjoying learning about Pirates as part of our immersive History topic. We don't learn in a classroom this term....we learn on board a Pirate Ship!! Arrrrrr

Black History

Black History 


In Year One equality is embedded in everything we do and are. 

For Black History month we focused on the life and history of Rosa Parks and her influence on equality. We reflected as class during our class collective worships. 

We explored how Rosa Parks was arrested and imprisoned because of the incident on the bus and we created our own buses with people of all races able to choose their seat and not be judged or told no. 

We wrote a class prayer which is displayed in our classroom which focuses on equality and celebrating differences. 

We created Black History posters with a strong message of all lives matter.

In our individual project books we have created a double page spread with lots of facts, information and stories of Rosa Parks. 

We really enjoyed learning about Black History and really could not believe there could be so much inequality in the world. 

Pirate Treasure Hunt 


In Year One we thoroughly enjoyed our Pirate themed treasure hunt. 

This challenge really emphasised just how important our school intent is. 

We were creative, worked collaboratively and independently as and when we needed to, we had to make connections with other areas of our learning (maths, social skills, reading etc.).

During the treasure hunt we had to be resilient and not give up! 

We loved trying this new experience and after following the clues and cracking the code we managed to find the treasure chest and the reward of the treasure was amazing! 

Treasure Hunt

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In Year one we will be sitting the phonics screening test in

June 2021


Please ensure no holidays are taken during this time. 

Many thanks 

Miss Dyson 



Year One Common Exception Words 



Please find below a link to the first 200 common exception words for Y1 and Y2. In order for Y1 children to achieve their age related expectations they should be able to read and spell the first 100 common exception words. 

Thank you for your continued support.  


Please also find a link to Y1 numeracy and literacy curriculum statements. 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to come and ask. 

Thank you 

Miss Dyson 




Please find below a list of online resources you can access free of charge to help support your child/ren's learning. 

Each child will have also have had access to home learning packs. The learning packs have paper and I have also provided a few more online resources and some learning ideas/projects, literacy, science, RE, geography, history, design technology, music, pe and other engaging lesson ideas. I hope you will find them useful. 


It is also useful to consider the teaching of important life skills during this period of time. There are many things you can teach your child such as: 

- Handling money e.g. "Can you feed a family with £5?" 

 "How much does the food you've eaten today cost?" 

- Telling the time e.g. Creating a timetable daily. 

- Exploring nature and your surroundings. (Even from inside looking outside) 

- Cooking and baking e.g. Measuring ingredients and costing them. 

- Cleaning 

- The importance of hygiene. 


I will continue to monitor the website and update resources accordingly, please remember children thrive when using and applying new learning. Opportunities to spend time as a family and share books or counting/comparing objects in the home are such important experiences for children. So much learning can be applied to our home environments. 

Many thanks and please take care 

Miss Dyson