Year 1

Welcome to the Year 1 class page!

Miss Ashbridge and Mrs Saxby and are the year 1 teaching team. Miss Wilson will return from maternity later this term.

This term, as part of our English units, we are focusing on writing a biography using our knowledge of chronological order, with our book focus being Mae Jemison and then a character description for the second half of the term. In maths, we will be recapping what we have learned so far about geometry, place value, ordering numbers and equations.

During the afternoons, we will be looking at a range of curriculum subjects. For example, in history, we will be learning about Grace Darling. During this topic we have an exciting trip to the Bamburgh planned on the 5th of June, to visit the Grace Darling museum. In science, we will be looking at plants, their parts, how they grow and will be planting our own seeds in school. In RE, we will explore all religions, the right to follow our own beliefs and respect those of others (articles 2,14 and 30) and in PSHE we will be looking at relationships as well as ‘changing me’.

 In art we are beginning to look at the artist Alexander Calder and the different materials that can be used to make a hanging mobile. In computing we are looking at digital painting, and have begun to use the laptops to apply our knowledge of trackpads and online tools to create drawings. In music we are beginning to look at vocal and body sounds and how these can be used to demonstrate feelings and different environments. In PE we are learning to team build as well as a variety of skills needed for striking and fielding. We will keep you updated with our busy and exciting curriculum through regular weekly posts of our fantastic work!


Every Friday children will bring home their weekly homework to complete which is to be returned to school every Monday. At the moment in Year 1 there is a big push on practising our phonics, so there may be an additional phonics task added into the folders fortnightly to help with our retainment and blending of sounds. Every day, children will bring home their reading book and reading diary – please listen to your child read every night and write a comment in the diary. Please ensure they bring their reading bag with book and diary into school the following day for an adult in school to read with them. At this crucial point where children are beginning to read, it is extremely important that they practise as often as possible and reading at home with family is often the most enjoyable for the children – especially when given lots of praise for efforts.

 All school diaries have details of Numbots for children to login and enjoy learning maths: at least 10 minutes 3 times per week would be excellent.


We have our P.E. slot on a Monday and Friday. Please ensure your child comes to school in school P.E. kit or school colours (with a polite reminder that children are not to come to school in a football strip unless it is non-uniform day).

 Thank you for your cooperation and support and we are looking forward to a very exciting term!

Year 1 class news!

Celebrating This Half Term

Article 28: We have the right to an education. as it is the end of this half term, our Friday celebration not only celebrated our superstars and...

Year 1 Library Visit

Article 17: We have the right to books. Article 28: All children have the right to an education. The children in Year 1 enjoyed a visit to our local...

Science Investigations in Year 1

Article 28: We have the right to a good quality education. This half term in Year 1 we have been looking at different parts of a plant. We have been...

Grace Darling

Article 29:You have the right to an education which tries to develop your personality, talents and abilities as much as possible. In history this...

Athlete Visit

Article 24: Children have the right lead a healthy lifestyle and engage in physical activity. On Tuesday 30th April, South Street had a very special...

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