Bournville Village

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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

The Year 1 team are: 

1C – Miss Casey           Mrs Plant



1G – Mr Grant                 Mrs Brown



1S – Miss Spencer          Mrs Fleming


Should you need to speak with your child’s teacher please email us on:

To report a school absence, please call the office or e-mail


P.E. days for this term are as follows:

1C & 1G – Monday and Tuesday

1S – Monday


These days will change at points throughout the year, but we will notify you via Seesaw of any upcoming changes. 



Year 1 will visit the library on a Thursday. Please ensure that your child has their borrowed book in their bag ready to return.

Visits and Visitors

Throughout Year 1 we hope to provide a range of educational visits and visitors to further enhance your child’s learning. This will start with a visit to our local area to support our Geography curriculum. We will provide further details in due course.

Curriculum overview




During autumn term Year 1, we will build upon the phonics that the children have learnt in reception. The children will continue to learn new phonemes, digraphs and trigraphs and be exposed to these in a range of contexts.


We are a Power of Reading school and therefore use a range of high-quality texts and strategies to facilitate our English lessons. Throughout autumn term the children will be listening to a range of classic and contemporary fantasy picture books. Our first book is an exciting fantasy adventure– we like to reveal the book slowly, so the titles will remain a mystery for now! Our aim is for the children to be able to link books to their own experiences. We are confident that the children will find these texts highly engaging, and you will hear more about them over time. Children will also be bringing a reading book home to share with you. Please read with your child and add your comments onto the reading diary page on Seesaw.


In year 1, children will engage with a wide range of writing opportunities. Writing outcomes will be stories, writing in role and practising writing non- fiction sentences. Children will learn to generate and construct sentences using capital lette


During the autumn term, our focus will primarily be on number and place value. The children will learn to:

  • count, read and write numbers to 20
  • read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words
  • given a number, identify 1 more and 1 less
  • identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations. For example, Numicon, base 10, counters and snap cubes
  • understand mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (−) and equals (=) symbols
  • represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 10

Recommended reads

The following books are by some of our favourite authors, some of whom, we will be finding a little more about during Year 1.

            Here we are                     Mabel and the mountain          I want my hat back                       Look up!                             The lion inside

             Oliver Jeffers                            Kim Hillyard                         Jon Klassen                               Nathan Bryon                         Rachel Bright