Welcome to Class 3 with Mrs Dene 

A note from Mrs Dene .......

Welcome back to school and welcome to YEAR 1 !!

I hope that you are all as excited as I am??

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I hope that you have had a fantastic summer holiday?

I have had a wonderful holiday with my husband and girls. I am fully refreshed for a fantastic year at school.

A note to parents, grandparents, carers - Please remember that my door is always open - please feel free to speak to me after school about any concerns, worries, questions or celebrations.


Playing Together


Role Play

To link in with our geography question for this half term, which is, What is it like in Wilmslow?  - the children will be having fun in our Post office role play area.

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In English, we will be using the story of Nobot to learn about writing exciting stories! We will use IPEEL and T4W strategies. In maths, we begin the year looking at numbers within 20 and addition and subtraction. The children will be using different models and apparatus in lessons, some familiar and some new. 

If you would like to know more about the things we will be learning this half term please click on the curriculum map link below. 

 YEAR 1 curriculum map autumn 2019-20.docx


Our School day


I have attached a copy of the Year 1 lesson timetable so that you can see how your child's say is structured.

In the Autumn term, we aim to have 2 practical maths lessons that enables your child to learn through play.

Your child will be put into a phonics group based on their need and they will have a daily phonics session.

Y1 Timetable - parents.docx




Homework will be given out on a Friday and needs to be back in school by Wednesday.

The children will have maths, phonics and spelling homework.

Spelling tests are done on a FRIDAY.

Reading books

Please can all children have their reading books in school every day.

Children can change their reading books each day if necessary and we encourage the children to do this as part of their daily routine at school.

It is really important that you hear your child read regularly at home as this has a big impact on their progress

When you have heard your child read, please make a comment in their green reading record.




P.E. will be on a MONDAY and FRIDAY for this half term.     Please ensure that your child has their P.E. kit in school on these days.

We will be doing as much of our P.E outdoors this half term, so please ensure that your child has the appropriate P.E kit!!

It is essential that all clothes have their name in as they can easily get mixed up. Please can you help your child practice getting dressed/undressed at home if they are not yet able to get changed by themselves.



As mentioned above - If you need to see me about an issue concerning your child, however big or small, please feel free to see me at the end of the day or arrange an appointment via the office.

Thank you!