Yardley Road, Birmingham, West Midlands B27 6LG

0121 7062742


Cottesbrooke Infant & Nursery School

An Academy

"Caring... Inspiring... Nurturing... Successful"

Year 1

If you would like to contact your child's teacher by email:

Dolphins: a.highfield@cottesbrooke-inf.bham.sch.uk - Mrs Highfield

Penguins: f.ahmed@cottesbrooke-inf.bham.sch.uk - Mr Ahmed

Sharks: c.mcnickle-edwards@cottesbrooke-inf.bham.sch.uk - Mrs McNickle-Edwards

Staff will not be replying to emails after 6pm and on weekends.

Year 1


In Year 1 we love learning new things.

Please ensure your child always has a PE kit in school.

Book bags are sent home on Fridays and should be returned by the following Thursday. Inside there will be a reading book, a Phonics book, some homework and spellings. Please spend a few minutes every day listening to your child read. You can also help your child at home by working together on their homework.

Children who return their completed homework can earn a dojo!


In Year 1, we love to read! We spend time in the library choosing books to take away with us, as well as reading in our classrooms. We also spend time learning the different sounds and strategies needed for us to read words. We use fred talk to break a word up and then put it all back together again.


In Maths, we love to learn new ways to solve problems and find patterns along the way.  We have been learning about addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  We have been finding different ways to count in twos.  Have a look at our amazing work.



We love to write in school and show our creativity.  We have been learning the story of Avocado Baby, practising the story with our actions and creating our own story maps.  Adjectives make our work more interesting so we try to use them in our writing.  We made a fruit salad and then wrote instructions using time connectives.



In History, we have been learning all about toys from the past. We looked at different old toys and thought about which ones were our favourite. They looked very different from the toys that we have now! We have also been learning about Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole.  We know they did lots of important things and inspired a lot of people.


In Geography, we have been learning all about the different countries in the United Kingdom.  We have found the countries on a map and learnt about the different places we can visit in the United Kingdom.  We would really like to visit some of them!