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Welcome to Class 1 - Byland

Welcome back to Autumn Term

Click below for this term's Class 1 Info Letter...

Class Information Letter Autumn (2) 2018

Class Information Letter Autumn (1) 2018

Class Information Letter Summer (2) 2018

Our Topic is Explorers.

We will look at daily weather patterns here in the UK and compare them  to the North and South Pole. We may learn about Pirates along the way if the children's interests allow!

In Maths we will work on mastering 'Place Value' then onto 'Addition, Subtraction and Shape'.

In Literacy Year 1 we will start by looking at our Phonics sounds to check we are really secure on them by recapping. Reception will of course learn their sounds by learning the Inky mouse stories. Then we will move onto 'Traditional Tales' and writing our own stories.

In Science we will look at seasonal change. Exploring what the plants and trees do and how the weather changes. 

In RE we will be thinking about 'How do we show we care?


Reception children will bring their Learning Journeys home on a Friday – please add photographs and any drawings the children do over the weekend ready for them to talk about on a Monday morning. Sounds and reading books will come in due course after our 'Early Literacy Evening' which we will host on the 3rd week in September (date TBC) please check your child's bag each day.


Yr1 – In addition to reading at home, the children will receive weekly spellings each Friday which will be tested the following Friday. They will also (when they are ready) get a book review to complete after each story book. In the mean time there is a section in their reading record to draw pictures of their favourite book that week. Year 1 will have a 'Weekend Diary' sent home on a Friday this is for them to add pictures or any news/achievements to share on a Monday, please note these are not like Reception Learning journeys and we will not contribute to them at school.

All children in Reception will be read with 1-1 twice per week and Yr 1 once per week; they will also do guided reading in Yr 1.

We now have a new routine with book changing in Byland class.

Children will all have their books changed once a week by a member of staff after they have been read with (if it has been practised at home) if you would like your child's books changing more regularly than this there will be an opportunity for them to do so on a morning but it is up to them to do this and then let a member of staff know. If you would like to help your child initially please feel free to come in and do so, but hopefully Year 1 will soon become independent in doing this! 

From time to time handwriting practice sheets and mental arithmetic questions may be also sent home.

During this term we are happy for you to come into the cloakroom on a morning to help settle your child however we will be awarding merits to help promote independence to those children who do their morning jobs independently. 

If you wish to chat to us about anything at any time please feel free to come in and see us and we will organise a convenient time. :-)

In Byland Class we love to learn through play and exploration, the children always have the opportunity to lead their own learning especially in Reception and into Yr 1.

Learning is Fun and happiness is Key! 

Our class in action!

Download the curriculum leaflets which were shared at parent's evening

Year 1

Year 2 


Links to useful sites we use in class:


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