Year 1

Year 1

Assalamu’alaikum and Welcome to all new children and parents for this academic year!

Year 1 Book Character

بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِالرَّحْمَنِ اارَّحِيم

Assalamu alaykum and welcome to Year 1!

I hope you had a restful summer and are  ready for your first term in year 1. Let’s start the year with enthusiasm and determination to learn! I am so excited to be your Year 1 class teacher.

Ustadah El Yamlahi 



This half-term we will begin exploring the text  looking at ‘ The Gruffalo’. We will be exploring character descriptions, feelings and the use of speech bubbles. We will also be summarising the story and performing role-play.


We will be looking at numbers to ten. This half term we will be looking at counting , reading and writing numbers to ten with fluency. We will also be calculating simple  addition and subtraction number sentences to ten.


This half term we will be exploring Victorian homes and homes we live in today. We will be comparing how houses have changed and how that has impacted our lives. We will also be exploring different materials homes were made of and different objects you would find in Victorian houses in comparison to houses today.


We will be looking at different animals, their habitats and diets; developing our understanding of terms such as herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. We will work on grouping animals based on their features into mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish and birds.

Further Information 

  • Computing – The students will have computing on Mondays.
  • Quran – The children will be learning Surah Al Kafiroon.
  • Music- We will have music every Friday.
  • PE – The children will have PE every Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure that they wear their PE uniforms on these days and provide them with a water bottle.
  • Reading: The children will have guided reading sessions everyday. They will all have the opportunity to participate in 1:1 reading sessions once a week. The children will also be provided with a reading book each week, please read with them daily and leave a comment in their reading journals.


It is important to keep a routine for the children to ensure they can learn and participate to the best of their ability in the lessons.

Please maintain a regular bedtime.


Please ensure they complete the homework given every Thursday. This must be brought back on Tuesday. 

All the children are required to bring a school bag to school everyday.


The children will have a spelling test every Wednesday. Please ensure that you practise with them weekly. They will be provided with a booklet with all the spellings for the term in the first week.

Year 1 Staff

Assalamualikum, my name is Ustadah Elyamlahi. I am looking forward to working with Year One this year inshaAllah. If you have any concerns please feel free to contact me.

Ustadha Ramla helps out everyday with all aspects of the children’s learning and welfare.


Here comes the Gruffalo!

Here comes the Gruffalo!

Year 1 have been eager learners this half term. We have enjoyed reading ‘The Gruffalo’ and have learnt about vocabulary, character description, characters thoughts and feelings, sequencing the main events of the story and using comparative language! Below are some...

The resilient classroom!

The resilient classroom!

In year 1 we were very excited about our big move to the King’s Avenue building. We settled into our classroom very quickly, with all the familiar faces and classroom set-up.   We have been enjoying our new classroom and playground.   We had our Eid party during...

World book day celebrations!

World book day celebrations!

In Year 1, we were very excited to celebrate World book day and share our love for books with each other. We started the morning with a special whole-school assembly, where we got the chance to look at all the costumes worn in the school. We also had a quiz on books,...

What can you do to Help?

  • Encourage the children to become more independent.
  • Please label all items of clothing and book bags.
  • Make sure that you check that the children have taken their homework and that they return it.
  • Involve your child in real world maths by talking about how much something costs or how many you have. The children will benefit from it in class.
  • Please provide your child with a water bottle.
  • Please ensure the children start the day with a healthy breakfast.


Homework will consist of literacy, numeracy and spelling. It will be sent out on Thursday and collected on Tuesday. Your child will also be sent home a reading book each week. Do encourage the children to read the book more than once. As they are beginning readers they may need to read the same book more than once to understand what the text is about. Do ask them about what they are reading, as it will help them in their reading comprehension.

  • English –Gruffalo
  • Maths – Subtraction and positions
  • Science – Habitats
  • Computing – E Safety
  • History – Victorian Houses
  • PSHE – Bullying
  • PE – Basic Movement skills

If there is anything else you would like to see on our class page feel free to let us know.

Enjoy! – The Year One Team

Upcoming Events

all-day Half Term break
Half Term break
Oct 24 all-day
Half Term break
Children have half term for the week.
all-day Inset Day
Inset Day
Jan 3 all-day
Inset Day
Teachers are in, busy with training. No children or classes are running today.

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