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.




Autumn Term 2023

Welcome to Year 1!

I hope you have had a wonderful summer and I am excited to hear about your adventures.

I am very much looking forward to our year together. In Year 1, we work hard and we have lots of fun doing it. To start with we will get to know each other and learn how Year 1 works. I hope you enjoyed the letter that last year’s class wrote for you and that it has helped you to understand a bit more about what your time in Year 1 will be like.

In English we will be writing labels, lists and captions whilst looking at friendships and writing about characteristics for our exhibition.

In Maths we will be looking at counting accurately as well as adding and subtracting.

As you know our exhibition theme is ‘Life’. We will be focussing on seasons, the weather and mammals, invertebrates and birds in our day to day environment– this work for this will involve lots of exciting things including: art, writing, geography, science and much more!


PE- Friday (Autumn1 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.

Year 1 Parent Meeting- Monday 11th September 5.30pm.


Mrs Carew






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.


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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Files to Download

Year 1: News items

Year 1: Display work items

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Year 1: Events items

Half Term, by Mrs Schurer-Lewis

Christmas Holidays, by Mrs Schurer-Lewis

Half Term, by Mrs Schurer-Lewis