Welcome to Year 1!



In Year 1 there are two classes: Class MR and Class ET. Our teachers are

Mrs Ridgard and Miss Townsend. 

Our teaching assistants are Mrs Jackson and Mrs Pearce. 

 Please email us on yearone@moonsmoat.worcs.sch.uk if you have any questions. 


Please click here for our 'Welcome to Year 1' newsletter.


Reading books will be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  It would be great if you could read a minimum of 4 times a week with your child. Please sign their Home School book so we know the book has been read and needs changing.

Reading is vital to support your child make good progress, to help them learn to love reading and to support their writing skills.



Class ET have PE on Wednesday and Thursday. Class MR have PE on Thursday and Friday.

Children can now bring their named PE kit to school in their PE bag. Please ensure children have suitable clothing and footwear as PE activities may take place outside. 


Forest School

We are very excited to announced that we have a new Forest School area and Year 1 will be taking part in weekly sessions. 

Class MR- Monday

Class ET- Tuesday. 

Children will need a pair of sturdy boots- these can be wellingtons or walking books. Long sleeves and trousers must be worn for every session. 

School will provide waterproofs. 

Further information to follow. 

Busy Books

Your child will come home with busy book to use at home. These can be used to practise their writing. We have included a list of topic related words and we will update these for each topic. 

Your child can use the book however they wish and we will be sharing and celebrating their work in class. Some ideas include, using the topic words in sentences and practising high frequency words, but please let your child be as creative as they like.



Autumn 1

This half term we will be reading lots of lovely stories in our topic 'All Things GIANT'. 

Some of the stories we will be reading are 'The Colour Monster', 'The Gruffalo' and 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. 


In English, we will be practising our letter formation, sequencing stories, writing sentences to retell a story or describe a character. We will also learn about instructions and do some making to help us follow and write clear instructions. 


In Maths, we will be practising our counting forwards and backwards, sequencing numbers, writing numbers and developing our mathematical vocabulary. 


In Science, our topic is the human body. We will be naming body parts and learning about our five senses. 


For more information, please click here to view our Topic Web  or Curriculum Newsletter .





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