Howe Park School

01908 526294

Welcome to Year 1

Autumn 2017

Meet our team:

Robin Class

Miss Massingham

Mrs Jethra


Squirrel Class

Miss Fox

Mrs Jay


Dormouse Class

Mrs Campbell

Mrs Appleyard

Mrs Hankins



Support Staff:

Mrs Zasada

Mrs Heathcote

Mrs Kerr

Mr Norfolk

Mrs Allen

Mrs Gibbs

Mrs Arthur


 Year 1 notices



This week the children will be participating in a Read Write Inc. week, they will be focusing on blending, fluency and comprehension in their differentiated groups.


In maths the children will be learning about the properties and names of 2D shapes and how to recognise them in the environment.  The children will be moving on to sorting shapes into property groups and looking at and identifying repeated patterns.


In our topic lessons the children will  be looking at the Amazing Places and Spaces. This week the children will be learning about the artist Gaudi, they will be looking at the different features of his work and learning to create a mosaic.


Can we please remind you that now at least one of our PE lessons will be outside every week. Therefore could we please request that you make sure your child has suitable PE clothing for both indoor and outdoor use in their bags. It is essential that PE kits stay at school throughout the week and are not taken home after a PE day. All classes PE days are Monday and Wednesday. 


Library Books 

Please can we remind you that school library books should be brought back to school each week, even if your child wishes to keep them. This is so that they can be re-scanned out. Having the opportunity to go down to the library is an exciting opportunity for children and helps to promote the love of reading. 


Many Thanks


The Year 1 team.


Reading will be the basis of our homework over the year, although as the year progresses we will look at introducing spelling. We will also provide a list of possible activities related to our topic that you may wish to complete.

Snacks: The school provides snack every day so the children will not need to supply snacks from home.

Water bottles: Please make sure that your child has a named water bottle in school each day. Children should have water in their bottles rather than juice or squash.