Year 1 2021 - 2022


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We are very excited to meet you. 

The year 1 team have added some videos for you to get to know them below.Year 1 welcome video

Unfortunately, we are unable to hold our usual information evening for parents; however, we have attached a powerpoint with some useful information for you.Moving from EYFS to year 1

If your child is self isolating they are able to access daily lessons please click on the 'Self-isolating Hub' tab on our home page. 

Any questions please contact Mrs Horton via the school office


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


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 


Tuesday Reading books sent home daily    1B, 1C, 1D

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 RESILIENCE and what this means to them. They will be thinking about how they can use resilience to overcome difficulties and to help them to progress academically and socially. Each week the teachers will nominate one child that they have noticed being resilient. 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. During the first week back at school the children have created class charters in which they discuss their own roles and responsibilities with regards to their behaviour and conduct in school. It has been a very positive way to start the school year with the children keen to follow their charters and stay in the positive behaviour zones.

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. We are beginning the year with learning about a fictional character. Judy Hopps is featured in Zootropolis. She is determined to make the world a better place while breaking preconceptions about other species. She has had to show resilience to become the first bunny to join the police force. We hope that this learning hero will bring some fun as the children think about their own characters. 




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 exploring numbers to 100, with specific emphasis on teen numbers and tens and ones. We will use a mastery approach to practical problem solving, by taking each number within 10 to invest addition and subtraction operations, whilst incorporating, shape, space and measure in contexts.


In Science we will be looking at the changes in each of the seasons, with a focus on Autumn - weather, clothing, temperature, hours of daylight and key seasonal features. We will then look at exploring and identifying everyday materials, including some simple investigations, where we will be predicting the expected outcomes first. 


Our art activities this term will be looking at the primary colours and how they can be mixed to make secondary colours. We will use the primary colours in our artwork to create work in the style of Mondrian. We will use a paint computer program to create Mondrian work. 


In Geography we will begin our work on the school community, beginning with their new surroundings. Children will begin to understand the concept of a birds eye view and make a map of their new classroom.


In History we will begin by looking at the children's own timeline of their life so far. We will then compare toys from the present to the past.


In RE we are learning about Remembrance day and why we wear poppies. At the beginning of December we will look at how Christians celebrate Christmas, including advent, the Christmas story and how Christmas is celebrated in other countries.

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.

Files to Download

Year 1: St George's News items

Flu nasal programme NOV 2021, by Mrs McCarthy

Early Years Open Day, by Mrs Walters

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Year 1: Our Gallery items

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Year 1: St George's Calendar items

Phonics Check - year 1, by Mrs Walters

Promoting Resilience, Respect and Results

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