Year 1 2020 - 2021

Welcome to year 1. 

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 name


Teaching assistant


Miss Patterson

Mrs Pugh 


Mrs Molloy and Mrs Hughes

Mrs Wood


Miss Jones

Mrs Evans and Mrs Bennett


Miss Price and Mrs Jones

Mr Kaitell


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


Our Weekly Timetable











Reading Books to be returned.

Homework completed.

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Reading books sent home.

Homework set.




Here are some photographs of the children in each class showing their support for mental health and wellbeing. We used props and made posters to promote discussion about mental health and feelings.





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

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We would encourage children in year 1 to read every day and suggest that reading is a minimum of 4 times during the week. During the autumn term, we will be sending 2 books home on a Friday and they need to be returned by Wednesday. Please record any reading in your child's yellow readin 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. 


Year 1 Curriculum

Our curriculum map can be viewed by clicking on the attachment below.

The children will begin the year by focusing on learning and practising geographical skills in our school and local area. This will include bird's eye view, creating maps and making simple observations of their surroundings.

During their D.T. lessons children will be designing and making their own houses out of construction kits. We will have a special focus on giving feedback and evaluating our designs.


Children will continue to have daily Read Write Inc lessons. During these lessons they will practise their phonics and read and write daily. Children will also take part in shared reading and writing lessons throughout the term.  The key texts that they will be using this term will be:

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Additional Information

  • 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.


  • If you would like your child to practice their phonics sounds we recommend which is packed with free games.
  •  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 there is anything else feel would be useful to have on the website please ask your class teacher.


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Year 1: St George's Calendar items

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