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Year 1

Find out more about Year 1 here!

There are two classes in Year 1:  

1H - Mrs Hoaen and 1B - Miss Blackman 


Our Teaching Assistants are:

Mrs Baber, Mrs Trotter & Mrs Kosar


Useful Information:

Please ensure your child brings in a coat with a hood every day (we go outside even when it's raining)!  Please provide them with hats/gloves/scarf in the colder months and a sun hat in the summer.  


Children can bring in a book bag to store letters etc - no rucksacks please as we have limited space. 

No stationery items will be needed in Year 1 - we have everything your child will need in school.


Most importantly, please make sure that all uniform and other items are clearly named - this means that lost property can be returned quickly and easily.



Wednesday and Thursday 

PE Kit: White t-shirt/ school PE shirt or house shirt; dark shorts; dark joggers and sweatshirt; trainers

Children will need to wear their PE kit into school on these days.





It is important that your child remains hydrated throughout the day, so please remember to bring in a water bottle. NO JUICE PLEASE.  Break time fruit is provided. 





Our Forest School sessions will take place every Friday afternoon.  On this day, your child will need to come into school wearing normal school uniform (legs covered).  You will need to provide a pair of trainers or wellies and a waterproof coat.  Please only send your child in with footwear that you do not mind getting dirty - we can get very muddy as the weather changes!  All-in-one suits and waterproof trousers are also suitable, but not essential.



Our Summer term topic is Journeys. 

Here are the subjects we will be covering:

Science – Seasonal Changes

We will be:

-Identifying different types of weather.

-Understanding the impact the weather has on our everyday lives.

-Discussing the changes that take place across the four seasons.

-Describing weather associated with the seasons and how the day length varies.

-Collecting and recording information about the weather.


RE – Baptism

 We will learn:

-Why Christians get baptised.

-The story about Jesus' Baptism.

-The importance of saying sorry.


 PE – Dance

We will learn:

-To explore travelling actions and use counts of 8 to move in time to the music.

-To remember and repeat actions.

-To use expression and create actions that relate to a story.

-To show changes in expression, level and shape.

-Sports day preparation!


 PSHE – Money

We will be:

-Sharing what we already know about money.

-Understanding where money comes from.

-Talking about what money is used for.

-Recognising how to keep money safe.


History – Neil Armstrong and Ibn Battuta

We will learn: 

-To understand what an explorer is.

-To compare Neil Armstrong to Ibn Battuta

-To recognise why travelling and exploring are important.


ICT – Coding

We will learn:

-To recognise that programs work by following precise and clear instructions.

-To use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs.

-To choose commands for a given purpose.

-To join a series of commands together.


 DT – Designing and making a windmill

We will learn:

-To design a product that has a clear purpose. 

-To use equipment safely.

-To evaluate our products.   


Music – Adding Rhythm and Pitch

We will learn:

-How music makes the world a better place

-To use the terms tempo and dynamics

-To keep a steady beat and respond to the music we listen to.

-How pulse, rhythm and pitch combine to create a song or piece of music.

-To perform using our voices and an instrument (glockenspiels).





“You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.” Dr. Seuss.

We would like you to encourage your child to read at home every day. We will change your child's reading book on a Monday. Please make sure that reading books are brought back to school each Friday.



In Year 1, we would like all children to participate with our fun and interactive Reading Eggs programme both at home and at school. All children should be encouraged to enjoy 20 minutes of Reading Eggs at home every week, including one reading lesson. Please feel free to extend your learning for even longer! Your teacher will be able to see all of your hard work. Play games, complete puzzles, read stories, write your own stories and complete reading and spelling lessons all whilst earning awards and styling your own Reading Egg character. 


Please speak to your class teacher if you do not have your child's log in details. Quick, log in now to start the fun! 



We will be sending your child home with a grid of home learning activities at the start of each half term. You and your child will then choose a task to do each week (there will be plenty of activities to choose from, but you don't need to complete all of them)! 

Hand in your home learning folder by the following Wednesday and we will return it to you on Fridays.

Fun with Phonics at home


Year 1 Read Write Inc. Presentation for Parents