Blwyddyn 1

Croeso i Blwyddyn 1!

Welcome to the Year 1 class page!


We would like to welcome all Dolphins, Seahorses and Turtles!

We are all very excited for the year ahead and wanted to provide you with some information for the Autumn term.


Topic- Autumn 2021

Our first topic will be ‘Under the Sea’. Thank you to everyone who completed the homework at the beginning of the term, we have used the children’s questions and facts as part of our planning.


We have covered so much during this first half term, the children have been looking at the book ‘The Snail and the Whale’, sequencing the story and using it as a basis for some fantastic artwork! We have been investigating how animals adapt to their habitats and have looked at camouflage and even undertaken an experiment to investigate how whales and other animals keep warm in the freezing oceans! In Maths the children have been looking at shapes and consolidating their number work.



Reading books will go home every Friday, please could we ask that they are returned to school on Monday. We have also provided reading diaries, please could you write an comment every time you listen to your child read. It is such a useful means of communication and it is wonderful to refer back to.

Please take time to talk with your child about the story, discuss the pictures, ask them what they think might be happening, what do they predict will happen next?  Look at punctuation and encourage your child to use expression in their voice, when applicable.



P.E. will take place on a Wednesday or a Thursday afternoon, please could you ensure that your child comes to school in suitable clothing and footwear.


Outdoor Learning

In Hendrefoilan we are so lucky to have our wonderful forest area- Coed Cadno. We try and utilise the area as much as we possibly can, particularly on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Could we please request that your child has a pair of named wellies in school and wears a suitable waterproof coat. Thank you!




Please could you provide your child with a piece of fruit and a separate drink for snack time. We would please ask that all containers and drinks are labelled and should you be bringing in grapes, please could they be cut up.


We are looking forward to seeing you all virtually in Parents evening ( Week commencing 8th November 2021) but should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us via the school office.


Many thanks,

Miss de Vall, Mrs Dolbear and Mrs Howard.