Hoylandswaine Primary School

Working Together, Achieving Together, Growing Together

Haigh Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S36 7JJ




Class 1



Mrs C Sayles - Monday & Tuesday

Mrs A Bromley - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday


Teaching Assistants

Miss Claydon - Monday to Friday am

Mrs S Ogden - Monday to Friday pm

Miss J Pearson - Monday to Friday am & pm

Mrs S Brain - Monday, Wednesday, Friday am



 A message for the new school year from Mrs Sayles and Mrs Bromley

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. Mrs Ogden and Miss Claydon are our Teaching Assistants along with Miss Pearson and Mrs Brain 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 weeks children will be exploring the classroom both inside and out and making lots of new friends along the way.  Throughout this time 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, The Heat is On! We are going to enjoy finding out about the local area, London (both now and in the past) and the Gun Powder Plot. In Science we will be thinking about are amazing bodies, how our senses help us explore the world and how to keep fit and healthy!  We will explore the indoor and outdoor continuous provision, to develop our learning further.  We will also be undertaking lots of D&T and Art work, focusing on the art work of Thomas Gainsborough.  What a fun and exciting half term we are going to have!

The reception children will also meet their Year 1 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 1 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 is a Friday.  Please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit on every Friday.     PE will start on Friday 11th September. 

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!










Welcome letter

 Class 1 Welcome Letter Autumn 2020.pdfDownload
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Curriculum Map AutumnTerm 2020

 Curriculum Map The Heat is On!.pdfDownload
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Homework Autumn 2020

 Reception Homework.pdfDownload
 Year 1 Homework Autumn Term.pdfDownload
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Reading For Pleasure

We want all our children to develop a love for books and to become life long readers.  We know that our children have a wide expereince of stories both at home and at school.  If you want to add books to their collection then the list below would be a good place to start.  

 Suggested Story Book Reading List.docxDownload
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Year 1 Spellings Autumn 1

 Year 1 Spellings Wk 1 and 2.pdfDownload
 Year 1 Spellings Wk 3 and 4.pdfDownload
 Year 1 Spellings Wk 5 and 6.pdfDownload
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RWI Resources

 RWI Flashcards.pptDownload
 Week 1 sounds.pdfDownload
 Week 2 sounds.pdfDownload
 Week 3 sounds.pdfDownload
 Week 4 sounds.pdfDownload
 Week 5 sounds.pdfDownload
 Week 6 sounds.pdfDownload
 Week 7 sounds.pdfDownload
 Week 8 sounds.pdfDownload
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 Letter Formation Mat.pdfDownload
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 Phonic Parents Meeting.pdfDownload
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Usefull Information and Website Links

Year 1 Phonic Screen Booklet

Common Exception Words

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