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Westover Green Community School and Autism Centre

Year 1

Welcome to the Year 1 page 2021-2022. Year 1 consists of two classes:

Cherry and Apple.

Miss Papadopoulou is the class teacher in Cherry Class. Working alongside is Mrs Haste as a Teaching Assistant.

Miss Bradley is the class teacher in Apple Class and working alongside is Mrs Lock as a Teaching Assistant.

Please keep your eyes on this page as we share aspects of your child's learning and experiences throughout the year, as well as letters and updates relevant to Year 1.

Sharing Letters & Timetables

Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Overview



The children all have a Phonics reading book. Please ensure that this comes to school everyday. The expectation is that every child reads their reading books at least 5 times a week. This is to ensure they develop their decoding skills, build up fluency and can comprehend what they have read. Phonic reading books will be changed once a week.

Your child has also come home with a list of High Frequency Words (HFW) that have been highlighted. These are the words that you child does not yet know by sight. Please get your child to practise these at home. The aim is for them to read them by sight and to not sound them out.


In Key Stage 1 (Year 1 & 2) the children are part of "Magic Maths". Please ensure your child practises their appropriate "club" using the laminated crib sheets we have sent home. These can be wiped off and practised again.

Recently in Year 1

Autumn Term - September 2021 - December 2021

Design Technology - Making a fire cart that could be used during the Great Fire of London in 1666.

Hello Yellow Day - Children's Mental Health Day - Friday 8th October 2021 - Yoga

Geography - Cruise to Norway

English - Julia Donaldson Stories

We followed a set of instructions to make our own scarecrow from The Scarecrow's Wedding.

Maths - Place Value