Year 1 – Pandas

Welcome to the Pandas class page!

Miss Walton is the class teacher and she is supported by Mrs Barnes.

We have had a great start to the Autumn term in the Pandas class! We are getting to know our new friends and work together well so we can all learn as much as possible.

During Year 1, we link our English around fun and interesting books and will start the Autumn term with Only One You go onto learn about other fiction and non- fiction text types in the year.

We also have Read Write Inc every day where we read stories and learn spellings based on our phonic sounds.

Our Maths is all linked to number and the number system, we will be playing lots of number related games and practising counting and recording numbers aswell as adding and subtracting, learning about 3D shapes, time and money.

We enjoy linking our learning into our topic work too so that we follow a creative curriculum. Throughout the year, we take a walk in the local area, a day at a local farm along with a trip to the zoo. We also welcome a number of visitors to support our learning and contribute towards whole school fundraising and charity days. Our topics include: This is me, Famous People and Places and Plants and Animals.

We have PE with Chris, a coach who comes into school to work with us on a Tuesday and Miss Walton loves PE so always has us up and moving!

Music is with In Harmony on a Monday and Wednesday afternoon where we will be learning how to play string instruments.

We bring our reading folders into school each day. If we have read and discussed the book with someone at home and they have signed our reading record, our books can get changed and we get rewarded with dojo’s which leads to prizes at the end of the week.

Alongside our reading book, we also have a Read Write Inc book to bring home which matches the Read Write Inc book we are reading in school that week. In this pack you will also find spellings to practice for a spelling test on Friday

We will also be bringing Maths homework home on a Friday to come back on a Monday


We are looking forward to a fantastic year in the Pandas class, please come and see us if you have any questions!


Year 1 Parent Pamphlet Summer 21