Hoylandswaine Primary School

Working Together, Achieving Together, Growing Together

Haigh Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S36 7JJ




Class 1



Mrs A Bromley

Miss S Birkinshaw

Teaching Assistants

Miss R Claydon

Mrs S Ogden

Mrs S Brain

Mrs H Bramley


Autumn Term 2018

A big ‘Welcome Back’ to all our Year 1 Children, and a big ‘Hello’ to all our new starters.  We have been really impressed with how quickly the children settled in to school life during their visits and feel sure that this is going to be a very exciting half term! 

We have an exciting time ahead of us and are looking forward to supporting your children to take their first steps in their educational journey.  This will be a half term filled with new beginnings, new experiences and lots of new friends!  We are very lucky to have a fantastic team of support staff in Class 1.  Miss Claydon and Mrs Ogden work as Teaching Assistants, along with Mrs Brain and Mrs Bramley who work in a 1:1 capacity.   We are all here to ensure your children settle quickly in to school life and flourish both emotionally and academically.   If you have any questions, queries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us. 

During the first week children will be exploring the classroom both inside and out and making lots of new friends along the way.   Throughout this week we will be building models, playing with playdough, den building, investigating water, painting pictures and playing in the home corner.  In literacy we will be name writing and year 1 children will be writing about their hopes and aspirations for the year ahead. In maths we will be enjoying singing number songs and rhymes, counting and investigating Numicon. During circle time we will work together to establish our class rules and we will make promises of how we are going to learn throughout the year.  

We are very excited to start our new topic, Mega Structures! We are going to enjoy finding out about different structures in the UK and beyond. We will be looking at bridges, towers, castle and other amazing structures!  We will explore the indoor and outdoor continuous provision, to develop out learning further.  We will also be undertaking lots of D&T and art work, focusing on two artists: Gormley and Hundertwasser.  What a fun and exciting half term we are going to have!

The reception children will also meet their Year 6 buddies and I am sure they will love spending time with them.  The buddies will help the children at lunch time and also spend time with the children in the classroom.  The year 6 buddies are very caring and kind and are looking forward to meeting the reception children to teach them about school life. 

A few reminders:

PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday.  Please ensure your child has their PE kit on these days.

Friday is Golden time.  Your child can bring a small toy from home to play with during this time. 

We are going to have a wonderful start to the new school year and we are very much looking forward to the fun term ahead.  Autumn Term – here we come!




Curriculum Information Autumn 2018

 Class 1 Curriculum Letter Autumn 2018.pdfDownload
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Homework Autumn 2018

 Reception Homework.pdfDownload
 Year 1 Homework .pdfDownload
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Year 1 Spellings Autumn  2018

 Year 1 Spellings week 1 and 2.pdfDownload
 Year 1 Spellings week 3 and 4.pdfDownload
 Year 1 Spellings week 5 and 6.pdfDownload
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Hepworth Gallery School Trip  Thursday 8th November 2018

 Hepworth Gallery Trip Letter.pdfDownload
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Useful Information

 Phonic Parents Meeting.pdfDownload
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 Letter Formation Mat.pdfDownload
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