Year 1 2023 - 2024

Mrs Carew

Parents and Families of Year 1

Mrs Carew

Welcome to Year 1 class page 2023-2024

School starts at 8:55am and finishes at 15:15pm- if you can drop off and pick up from the Infant playground and access this via the gate round the right side of the village hall.

Please find the Start of Year pack attached, the yearly overview and a letter from this year’s Year 1 class- they have pearls of wisdom for you! 

I will use the Year 1 class webpage to keep families informed with what's going on.  Please do take the time to check this for regular weekly updates (News Items - below) about our learning in class, as well as notes and important dates for the coming week.

Families, there is a variety of ways for you to contact me.  If you would like to get in touch, or find information, you could:

  • Face-to-face:– pop in to see us either before or after school
  • Drop a line:- write a note but please don't put any important notes into child’s planner (I only see this once a week)
  • Telephone:- give us a ring on 01270 918940 – best before/after school, or during lunchtime
  • Website:- check out this Year 1 class page (updated each weekend)
  • E-mail:- contact me at  (emails are checked regularly throughout the week)
  • Newsletter: check the school newsletter online – you’ll find it on the homepage, uploaded each Friday
  • Twitter: the school has a Twitter account - search for @goostreyprimary to see regular update



On this page you will find lots of information that will be useful to help you and your child. Below you will see a summary of our learning for the term ahead and information about homework. At the end of each week please check the "News Items" for information about the week ahead - scroll down to the bottom of the page to find it. 

Please remember to tell me if your child will not be collected by the usual adult at the end of the day. Thank you.





Spring Term 2024

Welcome to Year 1!

I cannot wait for another half term together- the children’s attitude to learning has been great!

In English we will be using the book ‘Hermelin’ as inspiration to help us write a detective narrative.

In Maths we will look at place value up to 50 using lots of practical equipment to help us.

In Science we will explore the topic of ‘Polar Places’ looking at animal’s characteristics and how they survive in their habitats , what they eat and what materials would be used for clothes to wear in Polar Places.

In Art we will be using the Purple Mash computing programme to create penguin pictures and using collage

In History we will be looking at Captain Scott as a significant individual and his Antarctica Expedition as a significant event.

… and lots more!

If the children can come into school in PE kits (trainers, joggers and warm hoodies are advised) on Friday for PE dance sessions.

As always if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Thanks again for your continued support.

Mrs Carew

PE- Friday (Spring 1 and 2)- School PE kits to be worn to school on this day.

Reading Challenge- Reading for 14 consecutive nights will earn you a place on the ‘Reading Challenge Wall of Fame’ and will earn you 10 house points.


Homework in Year 1:

Reading - Children should read at home every night if possible- please record in their diary so this can be counted for their 14 day reading challenge.

Children will receive 2 colour banded books and 1 phonics book related to the sounds/phase we are learning in school. Please send these into school every Thursday and they will be changed and returned home on Friday.

Handwriting/ Phonics homework


Remember to check out the news page - it is updated weekly for topics, thoughts from the children and other important information.


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Year 1: Display work items

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Year 1: Events items

Easter Holiday, by Mrs Schurer-Lewis

Bank Holiday, by Mrs Schurer-Lewis

Half Term, by Mrs Schurer-Lewis