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Hetts Lane Infant and Nursery School

Working Together To Be The Best We Can Be

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Welcome to

Hetts Lane Infant and Nursery School

Working Together To Be The Best We Can Be

Year 1



Working Together To Be The Best We Can Be


The Year 1 team would like to welcome you to our Year 1 page.

Here you will find lots of information about all the fun things Class 6 and Class 7 are learning about as well as homework and some useful information to support learning. We are really looking forward to an exciting year working with the Year 1 children and parents/carers.


Meet the Team

Mrs. Dyson, Mrs. Boyle and Mrs. Matchett are pleased to be the teachers in Year 1 this year

supported by Mrs. French, Mrs Groves, and Miss Smart. 



Reading is at the heart of our Hetts Lane curriculum and we want every child to become successful, confident and fluent readers.


Each week, every child will read their Rhino Readers, decodable book at least 3 times a week with an adult in school. They will then bring home a further decodable book to read to you at home. Your child will also bring home a story book of their choosing to share.


It is really important that you read with your child at home. Please read 4 times a week and complete the weekly reading challenge task. Record in your child’s reading log to show when you have read with your child. They will be rewarded with a certificate for showing commitment to reading at the end of every half term. We also reward 2 star readers every week. These are children who have worked hard and tried their best to show improvement.


We aspire to develop a love of reading so everyday all children will listen to and engage with a story at the end of the day.  Children will also be introduced to an author each half term and have access to our recommended reads to expand their reading experiences and exposure to rich vocabulary and a variety of texts.


For further information about our reading curriculum, please see our Curriculum page - English.


At Hetts Lane we use Twinkl phonics as our Systematic, Synthetic Phonics Programme (SSP).


Everyday your child will develop their phonic skills through the stories and adventures of Kit, Sam and the Twinkl phonics family. This is integrated with games, activities and tasks which allows the children regular practise of the core skills of blending and segmenting to enable them to read and write.


We also use Rhino Readers books which are exactly aligned to the Twinkl phonic phases. This keeps a focus on phonics and supports children’s early decoding skills as they move through each level of phonics. Twinkl phonics based activities are sent home each week to help consolidate what has been learnt in school.


Please see the our Curriculum page - Phonics for further information.


Useful Information

Our daily routine

The doors open at 8:30am.

Our lunch time is 12:00pm until 1:00pm.

The children leave school at 3:00pm.

What your child needs

Every day your child should bring:

  • their reading folder - containing their Home Reading Book, Reading Log and Brilliant Book
  • a water bottle
  • appropriate outdoor clothing (ie coat and hat)


Children need a PE kit in school with them every day. Children will change for PE in school and will be encouraged to do so as independently as possible. 


PE kit should include:

  • a white t-shirt
  • black shorts or jogging bottoms
  • plimsolls or trainers

Please ensure all PE kit and uniform is labelled clearly.  This helps save time, confusion and will help prevent it being lost.




Our Learning This Term

Autumn 2023

Our main aims this term are to successfully settle the children into school life in Year 1 and familiarise them with our expectations and daily routine. This term our learning will be based on the story Peepo. We will also be completing a range of fun activities too!

These include: 

  • Talking all about how we can care for ourselves and how we can be a good friend. 
  • We will be looking at the painting The Bedroom at Arles and how we mix colours to form secondary colours.
  • Exploring seasonal changes in autumn. 
  • Finding out about Victorian schools (including a Victorian theme day and a trip to Perlethorpe).
  • Looking at different celebrations including; Harvest, Bonfire Night, Dawali and Christmas.

For more information please look at our curriculum flyer. You can click the link below to download this.

For much information please look at our curriculum flyer. You can click the link below to download this.