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Welcome to Lilac




Welcome to Lilac.

I'm Miss Gaff the Lilac Class teacher.

Mrs Hutchinson is our class teaching assistant.

Together we are going to have lots of fun learning new things!

I'm looking forward to a fantastic year with you all.


I can be contacted throughout the year on the following email:



Weekly Class News:


Monday 11th October 2021

Hi everyone,


This week Year 1 will be learning:

Phonics: We will continue to recap phase 3 phonics. This week our sounds are ur, ow, oi, ear

Maths: We will be continuing to learn our numbers to 100 as well as looking at subtraction.

English: We will continue to read our new book and this week the children will be having a go at writing the story for themselves.

ICT: We will be logging onto the computers and onto purple mash to look at how computers can sort things.

Science: We will be talking about our senses and use our senses to identify objects.

Art:  We will continue to make our own teddy bear puppets.

History: We will be looking at what has changed since Florence Nightingale's time.

RE and Music will be together with Oak Year 1 children.


Please continue to support the children in learning to write their spellings for the week. This aids their writing. Homework folders also need to be completed and retuned to school by Wednesday. Library books need to be returned to school each Friday. PE is on a Tuesday and a Friday.


Reception will be learning:

Phonics: We will be continuing our phase 2 phonics. This week our sounds are; i, n, m, d.

Maths: We will be learning to match objects by looking at what is the same and what is different.


PE for Reception is on a Thursday.


A reminder that we start school at 8:55am and Reception finish at 3:20pm. Year 1 will finish at 3:30pm. The children will enter and leave through the side gate.


Please ensure the children come to school wearing their PE kits. They will not need PE bags and will not be getting changed at school. 


Please ensure all children bring a bottle of water (no juice) and a coat with them each day.


Have a lovely week.



Miss Gaff 😊







Class information:


P.E: This will be on a Thursday for both Reception and Year 1 and on a Friday Year 1 have their additional lesson. Please ensure long hair is tied back. 


Year 1 Spellings: Spellings will be sent home on a Wednesday for the children to practice. The children will be tested on these the following Wednesday. Please ensure their purple spelling folder is returned every Wednesday ready for the new spellings for the week. The children will have 10 words in total. 5 words will be from the words in the term section below and 5 words will be high frequency words for Year 1. 


Homework: The Year 1 children will have a black homework folder that will be sent home with work inside to complete. This will be sent home on Fridays and is expected to be returned to school by the following Wednesday. Please encourage your child to ensure this is completed. 

Reception homework will be placed in school bags on a Friday with more often than not a letter go with it or a message on Tapestry.


Reading: Please support your child and ensure they read at home every night (even just for 15 minutes) as this will support them greatly. The children will be reading every other day in school and have their books changed twice a week. The books will only be changed if they have read them at home so ensure you have signed their reading books.  

Class Curriculum:


Here you will find the curriculum for Lilac Class for Year 1. Please see Willows class page for Reception. 

Under each term you will find the curriculum overview and the spellings for that term.