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Etz Chaim Jewish Primary School

Hello and welcome to Year 1!

Year 1

My name is Miss Rich and I will be your child’s class teachers this year. In our Year 1 team, is Rabbi Herman, our Jewish Studies teacher and Mrs Taylor, our teaching assistant.

The children will be beginning their journey into Key Stage One gradually. They will be embedding the skills that they were developing in Reception and moving into their Year 1 learning.

We are starting the term with the topic ‘Achdut - Togetherness,’ during which we will be celebrating the fact that we are now together as a school. There will be a focus on the children’s wellbeing as they settle into their new Key Stage.

The children will continue to develop their phonic knowledge through the Read Write Inc scheme and will be reading and writing for a range of purposes. The children will gain first-hand experiences and read engaging stories as a class. This will inspire and support them with their writing. They will be developing their mathematical skills in number and calculations. The children will be given lots of hands on, practical opportunities to consolidate as well as develop their learning.

Rabbi Herman is looking forward to teaching your child Jewish Studies. They will be learning all about the Tishrei Chagim and embedding the Aleph Bet as they continue the Aleph Champ Hebrew reading scheme. The children will also build on the Tefillot they already know as they work towards receiving their Siddurim.

Please ensure that all items of clothing, including shoes and kippot, are clearly labelled. This will help your child to become increasingly responsible for their own belongings. It will also help during PE lessons, when items can easily get misplaced. Please also send in a non-school uniform cap and wellies to be kept in school for the year.

We are going to have an amazing half term and look forward to sharing this with you!


Please click here to see what we have been learning this year.


Please click here to see the new National Curriculum end of year expectations.

Please click here to see the spelling appendix for Year 1.

Please click here to see the grammar appendix for Year 1.

Please click here to see the common exceptional words for Year 1.