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Year 1 (Elstar) 2023 - 2024

Miss Purdy

Welcome to Year 1! This is the first year of Key Stage 1, and we are excited to begin your child's learning journey.


In English, we will be focusing on developing your child's reading, writing, and oracy skills. We will be using a variety of texts, including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, to help your child develop a love of reading. We will also be working on their writing skills, helping them to write clearly and concisely. Through oracy, we will be helping your child to develop their confidence and ability to communicate effectively.

In maths, we will be building on the skills your child learned in Reception. We will be learning about place value, within 10, addition and subtraction within 10, and 2D and 3D shapes. We will be using a variety of resources such as ten frames, part, part, whole model, bar models, and bead strings to support your child’s learning.

In science, we will be focusing on Everyday Materials. We will be teaching children that objects are made from materials. They will be identifying a range of everyday materials and their sources. The children will also be investigating the properties of materials and begin to recognise that a material's properties define its use.

Our geography focus this term is Our Wonderful World. In this topic, we will be learning about physical and human features, maps, cardinal compass points, and positional and directional language. We will also be learning about the equator, hemispheres, and continents and will be introduced to the countries, capital cities, and settlements of the United Kingdom. The children will be carrying out simple fieldwork to find out about local physical and human features.

In addition to these core subjects, we will also be teaching a variety of other subjects, such as art, music, RE, PSHCE, and PE. We believe that a well-rounded education is important, and we want to provide your child with the opportunity to explore their interests and talents.


If you have the items below and no longer need them then please send them in. Corks, small cardboard boxes, kitchen roll/wrapping tubes, CDs, paper plates, material, fabric, buttons, and curtain rings. Alternatively, if you have other items you think we would be able to use such as utensils, saucepans, cable drum reels, and old notepads then please feel free to donate them. All items will be warmly received.


We are looking forward to a fun and exciting year in Year 1!


P.E. is on a Wednesday.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Miss Purdy

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Pippins School

Raymond Close, Rodney Way, Colnbrook,
Slough, SL3 0PR

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01753 682937

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