Harvington C of E First and Nursery School

‘Together we love, learn and grow’

Year 1

Welcome to Year One!


We know this year is a very different year but we are very excited to be welcoming you back into school. 


I am your Class Teacher. My name is Miss Beaver. I will meet you at the door each morning with a big smile. Please show me your big smile too when you see me!


This is Mrs Sams. She is your Teaching Assistant. She will come into school a little later than you. I wonder whether you could say good morning to her when you see her? 



We are very excited to be learning with you this year and have planned lots of fun things to do together. 


We will be focusing on your phonics. I bet you are brilliant already! You would have learned Phase 2, 3 and 4 last year but we will re-cap these during the Autumn 1 term to make sure you are excellent at them! 


Watch the video below. It teaches you how to say the sounds of the alphabet. How many sounds can you remember? 



How to learn the letters and sounds of the alphabet

We do not have homework in Year One but we do expect you to read at home to an adult every night. Reading to a grown up is so much fun!



Please remember to ask them to write it in your message book! We will change your book for you once you have finished reading it. Do you have a favourite book?


Our Class Author is David McKee. Do you already know some of his books? Our favourite book is Elmer. 





In Year One we also learn about an Inspirational Person. An Inspirational Person is someone who has helped or motivated lots of people. This year we will be learning about a man called William Hillary. He looked like this:



He was inspirational because he started the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution). He would save people from the sea when they were in danger. He would travel to them in his boat and take them back to shore to safety.



We will find out more information about William Hillary at school. If you would like to learn about him at home too then please ask an adult to help you. 

You will also be doing lots of learning outside in Forest School with Miss Ashmead.


She will be teaching you lots of new words. We call this vocabulary. Do you know this vocabulary already? 













Miss Beaver will update our class page every half term so please keep a look out! 


We can't wait to start out learning journey with you.


Love from Miss Beaver and Mrs Sams.