The Icknield Primary School

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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Welcome to Year 1! Thank you for visiting our class page. On this page you will find key information about our curriculum and our classroom, as well as information on some of our learning!

Staff in Ladybird class


Our class teachers are Mrs Zarate (Monday to Wednesday) and Mrs Auty (Thursday and Friday). Our TAs are Mrs Jones, Mrs Winter, Mrs Campbell and Ms Farragher.





This term we are thinking about ‘All About Me’ and Toys. In maths we are focusing on place value, shape and addition and subtraction. We are also practising forming the numbers correctly. In English we are focusing on phonics, forming letters correctly, High Frequency Words, sentence formation and reading. We are thinking about Christianity and Hinduism in RE.

Key Weekly Information


Autumn Term 2021

PE is on a Monday and a Thursday. 

Please ensure children come in to school wearing PE kits on these days.

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.



Please hear your children read as much as possible, for no longer than 20 minutes. Books will usually be changed on a Monday and a Wednesday. Please do hear your child read the same book more than once to develop fluency and confidence. They will soon be sent home with words to learn and in time there will be words to learn for spelling tests. We will also be sending home the Year 1 number facts to learn.


General Information

In the morning the classroom door will be open from 8.45 am. The school day ends at 3.15 pm and the children will be dismissed from the classroom door. Please can children bring in a named water bottle and make sure everything, including all items of clothing, are labelled with their name.