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Sparrow Farm Primary School

Sparrow Farm Primary School
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Year 1

Dear Parents and carers,

A warm welcome back to school from everyone in Year 1,

We hope you’ve had a lovely summer and made the most of the warm weather, the children have had many exciting stories to share with their class teachers.

We aim to ensure that the children experience a smooth transition from Reception to Year One. The Year One curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that children have had in Reception. The children are being given time to settle into the new routine and we will gradually ease into the changes in their learning to maintain their motivation and love of learning. We hope you will continue to work with us to enable your child to grow in confidence so they can become the best they can be.

Please visit our curriculum maps and homework to find out more.


When arriving at school we do ask that you arrive at the correct time and not before, to prevent the gate area becoming crowded. Always leave promptly and please be considerate of others collecting their children.

Year 1 start time is 8:35. We have a soft start to the day and the register will be called at 8:55.

Year 1 pickup time is 3:00 (please avoid turning up too early)

Communication with teachers and staff might be difficult at the at the start of the day so we ask that if you have a question or a concern you email the year group email and staff will respond promptly: year1@sparrowfarm.hounslow.sch.uk

Year 1 have PE on Monday and Wednesday.  Please send your child dressed in their PE kits on both days. The days may change during the year depending on when PE coaches can work with the children.

General Reminders

  • All uniform and PE kit should be clearly labelled with the child’s name.
  • Year group Curriculum Information is now available on the school website.
  • The children must bring their own water bottle to keep in class which they can access throughout the day and they will change their water regularly. Please make sure your child’s name is written clearly on their water bottle.
  • Homework – Reading books will be sent home in book bags. We expect children (supported by parents) to read at home every day. We will read with the pupils in guided groups and individual reading to help them become independent readers. We will discuss this in detail in our welcome meeting.

We look forward to getting to know you and working together so that we have a thoroughly enjoyable year ahead of us. We hope that you enjoy the new challenges to learning that Year 1 has to offer! 

Kind regards,

The Year One Team

Penguin Class: Miss Lynch and Mrs Farnden

Puffin Class: Mrs Kaur, Mrs Light Ms Pratt


Medium term plans

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1