Welcome To Year One!

Miss Limbert, Miss Jackson, Miss Coull, Mrs Westley, and Mrs Sykes are delighted to be teaching your children this year. Lots of you have been into your child's classroom and spotted their coat hanging out, their toolkit stored in their trays and been impressed with how they are always ready to learn!


We know there are lots of differences between Year One and Foundation Stage; we are so impressed with how your children have settled in so far.

Latest Year One Events

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Calendars page(s): Year One >>

Weekly News

Do keep checking our Twitter feed for regular updates on what is happening in Year One. We will use the website and twitter to pass on messages that the children might forget to share!! Does anyone else have a child at home that says "I can't remember what I did at school today!"? 

We love to hear when the opposite happens and they share their news with you. Do tell us as this really encourages us! Why not drop us a note in their Boomerang book.

Our twitter accounts require us to accept any follower requests. Your Twitter username might not directly link to your child's name so please ask if you're waiting to be accepted.

Please pack...

  1. Book bag
  2. Books (x4)
  3. Boomerang book
  4. Water bottle 

If needed

  1. Packed lunch
  2. Coat
  3. Glasses
  4. Homework book (Thursday)

Everything you need to know in Year One...

Please make sure you have looked through this document as it outlines lots of key information about life in Year One. We hope that you will find it helpful. Please do come and ask us questions about anything that could help you support your child at home and at school.




Year One will be having a PE sessions on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please make sure your child has their indoor (white t-shirt, back shorts and plimsolls) and outdoor (jokers, jumper and trainers) PE kits in school for the whole half term as on some occasions the sessions may alter.

Homework books should be returned to school on Wednesday and will be given out on Thursday.

Year One children will be expected to place their book bags in the designated changing box in the morning. Over the term they will gradually be trained to change their own reading books. Please write in their Boomerang book when they read the book.
Each child will have four books so they will not need to get them changed every day. You can re--read books to help your child practise unfamiliar words.
If there are any important messages for the class teacher please write these in their Boomerang books and ask your child to place the book on their teacher's chair.

Miss Limbert (1AL)
Miss Jackson (1CJ)

Mrs Westley and Mrs Sykes will be working in Year One.

Miss Limbert (1AL)
Miss Jackson (1CJ)

Mrs Westley and Mrs Sykes will be working in Year One.

Every fortnight, Mrs Burton and Mrs Green will be teaching Year One.

Miss Limbert (1AL)
Miss Coull (1CJ)

Mrs Westley and Mrs Sykes will be working in Year One.

Once a fortnight, Miss Coull's class will be taught by Mrs Green for the morning. She will be teaching in the afternoon.

Miss Limbert (1AL)
Miss Coull (1CJ)

Mrs Westley and Mrs Sykes will be working in Year One.

Miss Limbert (1AL)
Miss Coull (1CJ)

Mrs Westley and Mrs Sykes will be working in Year One....

You can speak to your child's teacher at the start or end of the end.

You can leave a message in your child's Boomerang book. Please ensure we know there is a message in there.

Email myteacher1@sherrier.leics.sch.uk

Latest Info

Going home time...

Please make sure you tell us if someone different will be picking your child up at the end of the day. If you have set days for nursery then please let us know.

Thank you

Important dates for your diary

Thursday 7th September

Your child will bring home their Boomerang book, homework book and book bag.

Please hear your child read at least three times a week. When you hear them read, please record it in their Boomerang book. These are in place of the reading records that you used last year.

Family Sessions

Every Friday last year, you were able to take part in a workshop.  Would you like these to continue? What would you like to know about?  We will be asking you to let us know so we can plan sessions this year.


Below are the presentations from last year (2016/17) which we will update once we have new information.

A glimpse of what's going on in Year One...


Homework will be given out on a Thursday and must be given in on a Wednesday. 

It will follow the same structure as Foundation Stage - bingo.


Each week your child should...

1) Complete a square from the bingo

2) Read at least three times.  Please write in the Boomerang book to indicate they have read.

3) Complete the X-Factor sheet (learning number bonds, doubling and halving, and times tables)

4) Practise the spellings they are given each week

Reading with D.E.R.I.C

Children in EYFS and Year 1 will continue to have a daily structured Phonics lesson and reading with DERIC lessons. These are based on the DERIC approach. The children will need comprehension skills but as a priority they will need to be able to DECODE first.

Each week the children will be reading together as a class to focus on their comprehension skills. We will share their key questions with you so that you can ask similar ones with the texts you are reading at home.


Here are example questions that we might ask the children...


Text: How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin (Just so Stories)

Retrieve: Name two ingredients used to make the cake.
Interpret: Why did the man climb to the top of the tree?
Choice: What did the author want us to learn from the story?

This term in Year One

Dinosaur Planet


We will start with numbers up to 10.  The aim is that all the children understand how to work with numbers up to 10 so we can then move onto number up to 20.  We will look at numbers to 10 in lots of different ways.  Here are the first four areas...

Numbers to 10

Number bonds

Addition within 10

Subtraction within 10

How can you help?

Please practise X-Factor with your child because this will really help your child become fluent with these facts.

Ask your child 'why?' and ask them to answer in a full sentence.  It doesn't have to be about Maths: you can ask your child to explain anything!  It will really help when they then have to explain their thoughts in class.


Uh oh! There is a dinosaur loose...who can help?  We will be writing letters to find out if Mr Young or Miss Beckett knows anything about it.  Have you seen the dinosaur - maybe you know what it looks like! 

We will focus on understanding sentence structure. Lots of children are writing and...and...and... all in one sentence. 

How can you help? 

Hear your child read each week.

Practise the spellings we give you every week.  If they can spell them then you can ask them to say them or write them in a sentence.

Ask your child to talk to you in full sentences.  This can be about any topic but it will really help them start to understand sentences.

Connected Curriculum


Stomp, crash, RRRAGH! Watch out everyone - the dinosaurs are on the prowl!

They’re rampaging across the dusty earth, swishing their enormous tails and baring their fearsome teeth...
Let’s explore the Dinosaur Planet!

Doyouthinkhesawus? Yes he did… RUN!

How do we learn about dinosaurs? After going on a dinosaur hunt around the school, we will become archaeologists and create our own museum. 

Do you have any skills to help us with this topic?  Please let us know if you do because we would love for you to visit.


Last term in Year One 

Christian Values

This term Foundation Stage and Year One will be working together to create...

A recipe for friendship:

Year One and Foundation Stage will spend time together in the Foundation Stage learning simple cooking skills and deciding on the ingredients you need to make 'friendship'.


This year Year One will be working with Foundation Stage pupils as ambassadors for the Christian Value "Friendship". Throughout the year we will be exploring the other values adopted by Sherrier pupils but we will be focusing on what it means to be a good friend.


If your child tells you about how another child has been a good friend to them do share this with us by making a note in their Boomerang book so that we can celebrate it in class.

Contact Us

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Last update: 2017-09-09