Year 1

Welcome to the Year 1 class page!

Miss Wilson, Mrs Saxby and Miss Ashbridge are the year 1 teaching team.

We are so proud of how well all of the children have adapted to Year 1 life. Their  enthusiastic, resilient and hardworking attitudes have really helped them to get off to the best possible start. We are sure you will be able to see how hard they are working in our class posts.

We have lots of exciting trips and activities planned this year to enrich the curriculum and deepen the children’s understanding.

This term, as part of our English units, we are focusing on following and writing instructions through traditional tales (The Gingerbread Man and The Little Red Hen). Then we will be exploring a text called Grandad’s Island leading to writing our own descriptions.

In maths, we will focus upon place value, number, addition, subtraction, counting in 2s, 5s, 10s and geometry (shape).

During the afternoons, we will be looking at a range of subjects which mostly focus’ on our local area and community. For example, in history, we will learn about ‘What life was like when our Grandparents were children?’ In geography, we will be getting to know our local area and read maps of school and surrounding areas. In science, we will carry out an investigation which focus’ on the changes during the seasons- using our school grounds to record and carry out tests. 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 ‘Being me in the world’ and ‘celebrating differences’.

In design and technology we will be joining fabrics and creating our own puppets. Our artist of study, for this term, is Richard Shilling. In computing we will begin to programme and in P.E. we will be taking part in yoga and working together as a team. The dynamics and tempo of classical music will be explored with a theme of animals.

We will keep you updated with our busy and exciting curriculum through our class news page.

Young Leaders Award

Year 1 are taking part in the Young Leaders Award, where they will learn the skills and requirements it takes to be a good leader. The children have begun their community project and are excited to be collecting food for our school pantry, during Harvest. Thank you for all of your contributions so far.


Every Friday children will bring home their weekly homework to complete and to be returned to school every Monday; this will include a phonics activity and a maths task.

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 P.E. on a Wednesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child comes to school in school P.E. kit or school colours (not a football strip).

Our Year 1 Rights Respecting Articles

We  have selected our top 3 Rights Respecting Articles for our classroom charter.

These are:

  • We have the right to an education (Article 28)
  • We have the right to relax and play (Article 31)
  • We have the right to food, clothing and a safe home (Article 27)

Remember: it’s really important to be at school every day, on time and ready to learn. Always try to be ‘The Best You Can Be!’

Year 1 class news!

Julia Donaldson Production

Article 31 – We have the right to relax, play and take part in cultural and creative activities. Article 29 – We have the right to education which...

Snowy South Street

Article 31: We have the right to play. We have had a wonderful break today playing in the freshly fallen snow. It was great to see all the smiling...


Article 14: We have the right to our freedom of thought and choice of religion, and to understand the practises of other religions. Reverend...

Year 1 English

Article 28: We have the right to an education. We have enjoyed using stepping stones and rainbow writing this week to help us structure our...

Year 1 The Naval Architect

Article 29: We have the right to an education which tries to develop our personality and abilities. An education which encourages you to respect...

Year 1 Maths

Article 28: We have the right to an education. We have been exploring measure in Year 1 and have enjoyed measuring using non-standard units. We have...

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