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Welcome to Year 1

We would like to welcome you to Year 1 at Blenheim Primary School. We are thrilled with how well the children have already settled into this school year. We will work incredibly hard to  support your children to develop, learn and grow and we value all the support that you also give them at home.

Thank you for all your ongoing support and we look forward to working with you this year.

Miss O'Garo and Mrs Carter


This year the classes are named after people who inspire us!

Usain Bolt Class (1AO) is taught by - 

Miss O'Garo (Assistant Head/KS1 Lead)

Miss Campbell


Dina Asher-Smith Class (1AC) is taught by - 

Mrs Carter (SENCO)

Mrs Kauser


Mrs Fieldhouse (HLTA) also teaches both Year 1 classes

Mrs Rippin (HLTA) also teachers an afternoon a week in 1AO/Usain Bolt Class


Usain Bolt Class

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Usain St. Leo Bolt, born 21 August 1986) is a retired Jamaican sprinter, widely considered to be the greatest sprinter of all time. He is the world record holder in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4 × 100 metres relay. An eight-time Olympic gold medallist, Bolt is the only sprinter to win Olympic 100 m and 200 m titles at three consecutive Olympics (2008, 2012 and 2016). He also won two 4 × 100 relay gold medals. He gained worldwide fame for his double sprint victory in world record times at the 2008 Beijing Olympics,


Dina Asher-Smith Class 

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Geraldina “Dina” Asher-Smith (born 4 December 1995) is a British sprinter. She is the fastest British woman in recorded history and has been listed as one of the UK's most influential people of African/African Caribbean descent. Asher-Smith has won a gold medal in the 200 m, silver in the 100 m, and another silver in the 4×100 m relay at the 2019 World Championships, breaking in the individual races her own British records with results which still stand. Aged 24, she was the first Briton to win three medals at a World Championships. At the relay event, she earned medals from the 2016 Rio Olympics and 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and also from the 2013 and 2017 World Championships.


We will be learning about lots of exciting things this year.

 Our Curriculum

See below for this Year's Long Term Plan.

Long Term Plan

Autumn 1

Our theme this half term is 'Me Myself and I'.

History - Me, Myself and I (chronology)

Science - The Senses

Art - Drawing skills

PSHE - Physical Health

PE - Basic Skills and Handball

Computing - E Safety 

Music - Pulse and Rhythm

RP - Community building and conflict resolution


Please look at the 'Homeschool link' documents below for details of what we are teaching.

Home School link Page 1

Home School link Page 2


How can you help us learn?


We make the most progress if we read every day.

Ask us questions about our books, talk through the stories with us and let us tell you what we know. There might be some tricky words in the books. Help us to understand what they mean so that we can try to use them ourselves. If we can't read yet, let us listen to you telling us other stories. We love sharing books with you! Our teachers will change our books every time we bring them back to school, as long as you have signed our Reading Records.


We learn the sounds that letters make. This can help us remember the simple sounds

of English. We can look at these videos if we get stuck on how to say the sounds.

Read Write Inc Set 1 sounds

Read Write Inc Set 2 and Set 3 sounds


Our teachers give us homework to help us carry on the work we do in class. Sometimes, we have a challenge and we will need your help. Other times, we will be able to do the work ourselves and might only need you to check that we are on track. Our Learning Logs get sent home on Friday and we should bring them back by Wednesday.


We are learning to spell tricky words. Help us by practising the ones we get stuck on. Here is the list of tricky words that we need to learn to read and spell by the end of Year 1.


It is very important that we know our number bonds to 10 and 20 and our 2,5 and 10 times tables. Here is a game that can help us learn this and we love playing it in class. 

Other Notices:

Indoor Shoes

We ask all children to bring in a change of shoes to wear inside.

This helps to keep the classroom tidy. It is especially important now that the weather is changing! The children have a labelled shoe space just for them.

Our P.E. days:

Usain Bolt Class:
Wednesday and Friday

Dina Asher-Smith Class:

Thursday and Friday

Please ensure that your child brings their P.E. kit in their bag. This can be left in school on their peg.

Our P.E. kit is:

A T-shirt (red if possible), a pair of shorts and a pair of school pumps or trainers.