Welcome to Year 1!

Useful Information

Year 1 teachers are Mrs Robinson and Miss Savage with Miss Corr as the Teaching Assistant.

In Year 1 the children are studying the national curriculum through hands on learning.  The children start Big Maths, which is a 15 minute mental maths session, and continue their work on phonics ready for the Phonics Check at the end of Year 1. https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/school-year/assessment-at-primary-school/phonics-screening-check/

In Year 1 we have PE at least once a week therefore PE kits should be in school at all times. 

Reading books should be in school daily so that they can be changed throughout the week.  

Please ensure uniform, PE kits, lunchboxes and water bottles are labelled.


In year 1 pupils have their reading homework and big maths sheets which are for the children to use and practise at home.  Children have access to TT Rockstars to practise their times tables 


Weekly spellings will be sent home after Autumn 1 half term.



Throughout the year children will learn:

  •  Number and place value
  •  Addition and subtraction
  •  Multiplication and division
  •  Fractions
  •  Measurement
  •  Geometry - Properties of shape

You can help your child by practising counting in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s.


During lessons,children will be taught to:

  •  Form capital letters and use them correctly
  •  Use full stops at the end of a sentence
  •  Leave finger spaces between words
  •  Correctly form their letters
  •  Use the connective 'and' to join words
  •  Begin to check and edit work by re-reading what has been written and checking it makes sense.
  • Read accurately
  • Answer simple questions about what they have read

You can help your child by listening to them read and helping them to sound out words that they don't know.  Read books to your child so that they can hear a range of stories and develop their own vocabulary.


This year we are learning about a wide range of curriculum areas through the following topics:

  •  Memory Box
  •  Dinosaur Planet
  •  Moon Zoom
  •  Enchanted Woodland
  •  Bright Lights, Big City
  •  Superheroes

Periodically, your child will be set an open ended task to help them to be ready for their new topic.  Please support them by helping them to complete this and bring it into school.


Our new RE unit is 'Prayer'

This unit is designed to develop the children’s understanding of prayer as a special way of spending time with God. In the unit children will also explore the vocabulary, actions, places and aids associated with prayer, with particular reference to the prayer of praise and intercession. The children will also explore how Christians give praise to God in the psalms and in prayers like the 'Glory Be To The Father' and the 'Our Father'.