Back L-R: Mrs Milkins, Mrs Roe, Mrs Hogg, Mr Boon.

Front L-R: Mr Whiddington (1W), Mr Brown (1B), Mrs King (1K).


Welcome to term 2! We all know our classes very well by now and have had a wonderful term so far  why not look for green text for ideas on how you can join in with learning at home!


Reading continues to be a massive focus in year 1 ad the school as a whole – thanks so much for building a daily reading routine at home! Although spellings have started we continue to ask that the children read daily with adults/older siblings at home. You can encourage their understanding of the book by asking questions such as ‘who is your favourite character?’ Thanks!

Adult readers

We have had some parents already volunteer to come into the school and they are thoroughy enjoying being part of our class success. We can always use more though! Volunteers also get first dibs to come on any trips! Please email and copy me in to declare your interest. Thanks!

New project

We are proud to announce What Makes Bristol Brilliant? as our Term 2 project. We will be looking at the history and geography of our beloved city and be visiting the marvellous Blaise Castle later in the term.

Mrs Wordsmith

You may notice the children using fancy new words at home such as ‘glum’ and ‘determined’. Ask children which wordsmith word they are learning. We bet you’ll be amazed!


Maths this term will be continuing basic number bonds to 5, 7 and 10 (e.g. 7+3) and starting to measure using non-standard measurements (blocks) and then building to centimetres and metres. At home you could test the children’s knowledge of  these by calling out a number and seeing if they know it’s number pair to 5 or 10!


The children will be reading the classic Little Red Riding Hood! You can find some great versions of this timeless classic on YouTube.

You can also find our version that we are reading to the children at the bottom of this page.

Key dates for diary

1B visit to Blaise Castle – Monday 25th November

1W visit to Blaise Castle – Tuesday 26th November

1K visit to Blaise Castle – Wednesday 27th November


Many thanks, Year 1 team.


We are a rights respecting school.

Article 29: Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.