The Icknield Primary School

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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Welcome to Ladybird class! Thank you for visiting our class page. On this page you will find key information about our curriculum and our classroom. We will also be sharing some of our learning with you so please come back to visit to see what is new!

Staff in Ladybird class


Our class teacher is Mrs Zarate and our teaching assistants are Mrs Moir, Mrs Need, Mrs Kiernan and Mrs Seymour.





Our topics for autumn are 'Seasonal Changes' (autumn and winter) and 'Toys'. We will be focusing on the materials toys are made of and why, linked to our science topic 'Materials' and changes in toys in the recent and more distant past.

Key Weekly Information


Autumn Term 2020

PE is  on Monday and Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday mornings.

Please make sure your child is wearing suitable PE clothing for all manners of weather. The hall can get chilly and on any given day the children may go outside for their session.


The school day begins at 8.40 a.m.



The focus for this term continues to be reading. I would very much like you to read with your child whenever the opportunity arises and daily if possible. Reading for pleasure is a fundamental tool in your child's development. It builds confidence, supports cognitive thinking and helps progress in writing. Keep those reading leaves coming in for our reading tree. 


In the second half of the autumn term we will be doing guided reading sessions with groups of up to four children. This will make sure that all children will be heard reading across the week. Mrs Moir will continue to change books every morning if requested. Please feel free to give your child a gentle reminder in the morning if needed.


Please contact me via Class Dojo if you would like to discuss any matters or questions that you may have. I’m happy to help and if required,make an appointment with you.