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Welcome to the Year 1 Page

We hope you had a lovely Christmas break and a great start to the New Year!

Our Staff:

Class Teachers – Miss Pope, Mrs Roberts, Mrs Westlake

Teaching Assistants – Miss Francis, Mrs Simpson, Miss Davies, Miss Harrison


In Year 1, the Units of Learning for this term are:-


English - Speaking & Listening, Drama, Reading and Writing (which includes phonics, spelling, vocabulary, handwriting, grammar, punctuation, comprehension and composition).These will be approached through a range of Fiction, Poetry and Non-fiction texts. The children will have an opportunity to listen to, to read and to write traditional tales and fantasy stories, poetry and information books including non-chronological reports. Children will also have the opportunity to listen to choose books from the school library.  

They will have regular individual reading sessions either with the teacher, teaching assistant or volunteer helpers. Our Spring One Topic is “A Tale As Old As Time” and the Spring Two topic is “Happy and Healthy”

Mathematics - The range of teaching will include units on: Number; number and place value - Count, read, write and compare numbers to 100. Addition and Subtraction,   Fractions,   Multiplication & division, Geometry; properties of shape - 2D and 3D shapes, Position and direction, and Measure –Length, Mass, Capacity and Time. Oral and mental skills will be practised daily and will include: Count reliably up to 100 objects. Count on in ones from any given number. Count on or back in tens from any number. Recall doubles and halves. Recall addition and subtraction facts up to 20. Read and write numerals to 100.

Science – The children will be exploring materials, looking at their properties and uses.  In Spring 2 we will be learning about what things keep us healthy, including exercise and healthy eating.

Computing – The children will look at different areas of the computing curriculum, covering multimedia, technology, programming, e-safety and handling data. They will also have the opportunity to use computing skills within the class across a range of subjects using lap tops and ipads. The children will also continue to develop their learning about how to keep themselves safe online. 

R.E. – What does it mean to belong to a faith community? What makes some places sacred? And the on-going unit How and why do we celebrate special and sacred times?

P.E. – Invictus games

1P - Outdoor P.E Monday      Indoor P.E - Friday

1R - Outdoor P.E Monday      Indoor P.E - Tuesday

1W - Outdoor P.E Monday      Indoor P.E - Thursday

*Please can you provide your child with a plain jumper or hoodie and a plain pair of jogging bottoms or leggings for outdoor P.E*

Art/DT – In Art and Design we will be creating junk models, observational drawings of spring and making healthy snacks.

Music – We will continue to work on finding the beat, using instruments to accompany our songs and improvising using our voices and instruments.

PSHE – Health and Wellbeing, Relationships, Living in the Wider World.

History – We will continue learning about old and new toys this term.  The children will also explore and sequence events from their own past.


Important Notes

Could you make sure your child has his/her PE kit in school on Monday ready for the week ahead. Please can you make sure that all uniform, PE kit, lunchboxes and drinks bottles are clearly named.


We would like to stress how important it is to hear your child read on a regular basis. Please could you sign the diary to let us know that you have heard your child read.



Let’s have a great term!