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Welcome to Year One!

We are so excited to meet all of you and welcome you into our Classes! Year 1 is a busy year as we start to work more independently and spend longer on tasks given to us.


Our teachers this year are Miss Jones in Beech Class and Miss Dorman in Cedar Class.

We are supported by Miss Ismail and Mrs Ahmedabadi.


We will be adding lots of pictures of our exciting activities onto Class Dojo as the year goes on to show how much we are learning every single day. Please make sure you are registered on


Ways to help at home



Multiplication and division facts for 2s, 5s and 10s.



Write simple sentences with capital letters and full stops.

Spell common exception words (see full list on Dojo)



Read for 10 minutes everyday and record in reading records.

Practice phonics - real and nonsense words.


Key Words for our topic that you could discuss are:

Africa, Safari, Savanna, Sahara, Oasis, pride, desert, Nelson Mandela, Hujambo (Hello in Swahili), Tembo (elephant in Swahili), Simba (lion in Swahili) and Rafiki (friend in Swahili).


Our key text is Handa's Surprise. This story is available on youtube.



Here is a list of useful websites: