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Our Year 1 Curriculum 

Year 1 Teachers

Mrs Hughes



Welcome to the Year 1 Class page. You should be able to find everything you need to know about our curriculum using the links below. If you have any questions feel free to send an email to year1@meadgate.essex.sch.uk or if it is urgent, please ring the school office.



This Summer term, our topic is On Safari. We will be spending our time learning about animals and Africa. As a part of our topic, we are going to be learning how to weave, all about African prints and all about different animals. This will include information on what animals eat, the differences and similarities between their bodies and what type of animal they are. 



Homework activities will be sent home and a copy will be uploaded to our page for reference. Please do not feel pressured into completing every piece, we understand that family life can be very busy so just do what you can manage. Regular reading with your child is the most important thing you can do so if you do nothing else- Read, Read, READ! laugh



PE will be on a Tuesday and Thursday each week.

Please ensure your child has a named PE kit in school, long hair is tied up and earrings are removed. Please also make sure that the spare socks are included in their kit.


Swimming Lessons

Swimming lessons with 'Get in the Swim' will be on a Friday morning, so please ensure your child has their swimming kit with them, including a named hat. For further swimming information please refer to the school newsletters.


Show and Tell

Show and Tell will now be on a Thursday afternoon. The children are welcome to bring something small in, if they wish, and say a little something about it. I can't wait to see what the children bring in!


Reading decodable books

Your child will bring home reading books with words that use the sounds they have been learning in school. You may hear these reading books called ‘decodable books’. Use the prompts inside the front and back covers to enjoy the book together and help your child practise blending their sounds to read. It is important that over a week, your child reads 4 times at home.

Phase 3 sounds

This is "Phase 3 sounds" by KSTE on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

ELS: Phase 5 pronunciation

Essential Letters and Sounds or ELS is a synthetic phonics programme for learning to read. In this video you can hear the pronunciation of the phase 5 sounds.

Autumn 1 Homework- Lost and Found

Autumn 2 Homework - Toys

Spring Once Upon a Time Homework

Summer Term Homework - On Safari

Parent/Carer Information

Useful things to do when you are at home:

Additional Home Learning Resources