Welcome To Year One!

Miss Limbert, Miss Jackson, Miss Coull, Mrs Westley, and Mrs Green welcome you to the Year One page!

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! Why not drop us a note on our Twitter page or in their Boomerang book? 


Do keep checking our Twitter feed for regular updates on what is happening in Year One.

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 - please remember to pack this.

If needed

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

Everything you need to know in Year One...

Here are our top tips for helping your child with Maths at home...

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.


True or False...

When answering questions about the text, children can be asked if a statement is true or false.  They need to read the writing and decide. However, the answer is not always obvious!


Gorillas eat plants and fruit.

True or False: Gorillas spend their days hunting other animals. 

Latest Info

1CJ Marble Treat

  • In Year 1-6, the children work together as a class to earn marbles.
  • When they reach 20 marbles, they receive a treat.
  • 1CJ have worked together to be organised and ready to learn – well done!
  • Their reward will take place on Thursday 26th April.
  • They will fun-filled afternoon which they have planned!
      They will have a disco and play games
    • They can bring clothes to change into if they wish. Please make sure they can run around

    Below are a few photos from our trip to Conkers.  We are currently writing all about our trip.

    Family Sessions

    On Thursday 10th May, 2pm, you are invited to visit Year 1.

    We will

    1. Explain the Phonics Screening all children in Year 1 will take in June
    2. Share information about expectations for Maths and English

    You will then have the opportunity to look at your child's work in the classroom. 

    A letter will follow.


    Below is the presentation from the Year One open afternoon

    Year One Update Autumn 2017




    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

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


    WOW! Thank you so much for all your hard work last term.

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

    Each week your child should...

    1) Complete a square from the bingo

    2) Read at least three times.  Please write in their reading record 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

    Below we have attached the most recent homework and spellings for this half term.


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    This term in Year One

    Enchanted Woodland


    Wow! We are now in the final term in Year 1.  This term we will be looking at Numbers to 40, multiplication and division then fractions.

    We will also begin looking at shape, space and measure. Perhaps you can start measuring things at home or asking you child if they can spot shapes in their natural environment? See the document above that we sent home to help with this.

    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.


    Year One have been fantastic story writers last half term! Now we will concentrate on telling recounts of some of the exciting woodland adventure and activities we will complete!

    You can see your child's writing target in their Boomerang book.

    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


    If you go down to the woods today you’re sure of a BIG surprise!

    Foxes and badgers, voles and mice, beady-eyed owls in the swaying tree tops. Beneath the leaves are tiny footprints... animal or imp? You decide!

    We will become nature detectives and spend lots of time exploring our nature garden outside. I wonder if we will find any hidden treasures?


    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.


    Next half term in Year One 

    Moon Zoom!



    CRASH! What’s that in the playground? Let’s go outside and take a look. Stand back everyone – it looks like a UFO has crash-landed!

    It’s got the experts in a right kerfuffle. Professor Pong doesn’t know what to do!

    Are you ready for take off Year 1?

    Hold tight... 5-4-3-2-1… LIFT OFF!


    If you have any useful books/stories about Space we would love you to share them with us!

    Christian Values

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

    A recipe for friendship:

     A small sample of our wonderful work can be seen on display outside the office.

    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

    You can always email us using this address...


    Last update: 2018-04-24