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Butterflies - Year 1 Class


Hello and welcome to Year 1. We will do all we can to make the transition from Ladybirds to Butterflies as smooth as possible. We look forward to learning together in the year ahead. 


What’s it like in Year 1 

As the children move into Year 1, they will continue to learn in a practical and exciting ‘hands-on’ way. During the year, we will be encouraging a more independent approach to their learning, and gradually shifting the balance of ‘learning through play’ towards more ‘taught sessions’, as the children get more mature. 


Let us introduce ourselves; the Year 1 team are Mrs Muir (class teacher), Mrs Monks and Mrs Allen (teaching assistants). All staff are experienced in supporting Year 1 learning.  


We have different topics each half term to keep the children motivated and inspired to learn. Topic plans go home to show what we will be learning about and to encourage parents to be involved in their child’s learning. Homework is set linked to the learning objectives from that week in class. 


We have a fruit snack every day and we do encourage children to try all the different fruits we receive. Children have a named water bottle which they can access all day. Milk is also available.  


PE is on a Wednesday and Friday, we do a mixture of sports and yoga.  

Kipper’s Diary 

Kipper is our class mascot. The children in year 1 take it in turns to take him home on Fridays. They look after him over the weekend and return him to school. On Friday afternoons they have time to share their diary entry and tell the class about their special time with Kipper.  

Home Learning 

Each child has a Homework Folder, and any homework activities they have for the week will go in it along with interactive learning tasks that will be messaged out via Dojo. This will mainly be literacy, numeracy or topic based learning, in addition to daily reading. Children in Key Stage 1 are expected to do one hour a week of homework, and we try to make this as fun as possible.