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Etz Chaim Jewish Primary School

Hello and welcome to Year 1!

Year 1

My name is Miss Roberts and I will be your child’s class teacher this year. In our Year 1 team, is Rabbi Herman, our Jewish Studies teacher, Mrs Meyer, our Ivrit teacher,  Miss Johnston will be the Year 1 Teaching Assistants.

The children will be beginning their journey into Key Stage One and will experience more challenging learning opportunities. I’m sure they will adjust with time, but we will of course take things slowly over the next few weeks to get the children into their new routine.

We are starting the term with the topic ‘How Are You,’ during which we will be looking at different ways to keep healthy.

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 experience to support them with their writing. They will be developing their mathematical skills in number and calculations, problem solving, shape and measuring. The children will be given lots of hands on, practical opportunities to consolidate as well as develop their learning.

In all areas of the curriculum, the children will experience a wide range of creative and challenging opportunities to develop their skills as Writers, Mathematicians, Scientists, Artists, Historians, Geographers, Musicians, and so much more!

Rabbi Herman is looking forward to teaching your child Jewish Studies this year. We will be learning all about the Chagim and Jewish living topics. We will also be working through the Aleph Champ Scheme.

Your role as parents is also invaluable, learning is key not only in school but in the home as well. We aim to create strong links between the home and school environment, and to do this the children will need your support with regards to their learning. We believe that good communication between home and school is central to your child’s learning. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact us via the home-school liaison books.

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 P.E. 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 year 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

Please click here to see the Autumn Term Curriculum Map

Please click here to see the Spring Term Curriculum Map