Year 1 2022 - 2023


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We are very excited to meet you. 

Thank you to all of the parents that attended out transition meeting on 27th June. All the information from the meeting is attached at the bottom of this page. Click here for the Powerpoint. 

Any questions please contact Mrs Horton via the school office

New Classes for September:

Class Teacher Teaching Assistant
1A Mrs Jones & Miss Price Mrs Evans
1B Mrs Hughes & Mrs Molloy Mrs Pugh
1C Miss Jones Mrs Staples
1D Mrs Stewart Miss Allen


Mrs Horton is the Assistant Head for year 1 and will teach and support throughout the unit.


Our Weekly Timetable




Monday Reading books sent home daily 

1B, 1C

Tuesday Reading books sent home daily    1A

Reading books sent home daily 

Homework completed.

Thursday Reading books sent home daily  



Reading books sent home daily 

Homework set.






Every Friday the children in Year 1 will be given maths and spelling homework.  This homework must be completed by the following Wednesday. 


We would encourage children in year 1 to read every day and suggest reading a minimum of 4 times during the week. Children are encouraged to change their reading book as frequently as they like. Please return them in book bags and record any reading in your child's yellow reading diary. 



RESPECT and Behaviour

During this half term the children will be learning about the word Empathy and what this means to them. They will be thinking about how they can use their own strengths and weaknesses to over come challenges. Each week the teachers will nominate one child that they have shown empathy. These children will be known as our ‘Learning Heroes’. They will receive a special certificate in assembly and will have their picture displayed on the wall.

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Each half term the children have a learning hero to help them to learn about positive character attributes. These people are a mix of famous people who the children may or may not have heard of. This half term we are looking at David Attenborough. David has shows empathy towards animals as he understands their struggles and works tirelessly to support them. David has campaigned for over 60 years for animal welfare and climate change. We hope that this learning hero will encourage the children to think about ways they can support others around them.

The Year 1 curriculum


The children are continuing with their daily Read, Write Inc lesson, where they will learn a new sound each day. The children are encouraged to spot the special friends in the word first, then to sound it out before blending it to read the word. The children use their Fred fingers to pinch the sounds before writing the word.

During our writing lessons we are encouraging the children to leave finger spaces between every word, to start their sentences with a capital letter and full stop at the end of the sentence. Children refer to the speed sound charts to help with spelling choices during their writing.

Children will take part in oracy, shared reading and writing activities based on our focused texts. Here are some of our focus texts for Autumn term:




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This term's maths will focus on mathematical symbols and the value of numbers to ten. We will use a mastery approach to practical problem solving, to develop addition and subtraction operations within 10, whilst incorporating, space and measure in contexts. The children will also look at some 2D shapes.



In Science we will continue to look at the change of seasons; looking at clothing, temperature, hours of daylight and key seasonal features. We will then look at differnet types of  materials. This will include some simple investigations, where we will be predicting the expected outcomes first. 


In Design and Technology we will be using our knowledge of materials from Science to design and create a suitbale christmas card with moveable parts. 


In Art we will be learning about primary and secondary colours. We will create our own masterpiece inspired by the work of Mondrian.


In History we will look at the history of toys. We will begin by looking at what history means for us before interviewing a special guest about their history. The children will enjoy VR sessions and explore lots of artefacts.


In RE we are studying Christianity and introducing children to the life of Jesus through simple bible stories.


The children will learn how to create using the programme Paint, we will explore the different tools and how to use them. 

Additional Information


  • If you would like your child to practice their phonics sounds we recommend which is packed with free games.


If there is anything else YOU feel would be useful to have on the website please ask your class teacher.


  • If you feel you want more resources at home to support the teaching of phonics, the RWI sound cards are available on amazon. Speak to your class teacher if you are unsure whether set 1, 2 or 3 is appropriate for your child. 
  • If you would like more guided reading books to complete with your child at home please visit and create a free account. The books are banded and have questions at the end to aid comprehension.

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