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West Wycombe School

An Academy of the Great Learners Trust


Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!


Mrs S. Anwar (Year 1 teacher)

Miss Brewer (LSA) 

Mrs M. Dobbs (HLTA)


We are committed and passionate about children's learning and development. Our aim is to ensure children have a smooth transition to Year one while building on their learning from reception. Our focus in Year one is to develop a strong foundation for learning. Year one is the beginning of more focused written work and although it's always hard for the children's transition from Reception, we believe that with continuous provision, patience and dedication we can make that transition easier. We are very proud of our children and amazed by all that they have achieved so far. 




In Year One, we love to read exciting stories. We want to foster a love of reading in every class and this is why we have lots of different books hand picked for the children to enjoy.  Every day, after lunch and at the end of the school day children enjoy and listen to a story read by their teacher. 


Your child will also visit the library every week and bring home a Big Cat Collins and Reading for Pleasure book. Please ensure you read daily with your child so their reading and fluency can improve.



This term we will be pulling together our Talk for Writing units, allowing the children to explore through immitation, innovation and invention. We will begin by looking at how we can write a setting description, we will do this through a range of short-burst writing activities. We will expand our application of writing across a range of genres such as a diary recount, newspaper recount and suspense character description. 



In Maths, we will be focusing on place value to 10, addition and subtraction. We will use a ten frame, number, line, cubes and the whole part model to help us learn. We will be looking at all the different number bonds within ten for example, Children will learn 1+4= 5, 2+3= 5 and so on. We then move on to learning our number bonds to 10 for example 4+6= 10. 



Our P.E. days will be every Monday and Friday afternoon. 



Homework is posted on Class Dojo every Friday and is to be completed by Wednesday. 

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Non-urgent queries


Please send a message VIA Class Dojo if you need any general information.


If you have any general queries, please contact Mrs Withey in the office on 01494 523318 or by emailing


Urgent queries


You can email Mr Tang on to arrange a tour/ meeting.