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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 Richardson, Mrs Robinson and Mrs Brown


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.



Monday 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 Tuesday afternoon.  On this day, your child will need to come into school wearing trousers or leggings and they must bring in a pair of trainers or wellies and a waterproof coat.  Please only send your child in with clothing and footwear that you do not mind getting dirty - we get very muddy at Forest School!  All-in-one suits and waterproof trousers are also suitable but not essential.



Information for Year 1 - September 2021

Our Autumn term topic is Paddington Bear. 

Here are the subjects we will be covering:

 Science - Materials

We will learn:

-To distinguish between an object and the material it is made of

-To identify and name different materials (wood, plastic, metal, rubber, fabric, glass)

-To describe the properties of these materials

-To compare and group different materials based on their properties


History - Old and new toys

We will learn:

-To describe the characteristics of a toy

-To compare old and new toys

-To identify the similarities and differences between old and new toys

-To sort objects in different ways

-How the teddy bear got its name.


 RE - Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur

We will learn about:                                                     

-Forgiveness and what it means to forgive someone                                           

-Why Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are important to Jewish people


 PE - Ball skills

We will learn:

-About the effect exercise has on our bodies

-How to use different balls to throw, catch, dribble and bounce 

-How to control the direction and speed of a ball using our hands and feet

-How to work individually and as part of a pair or team.


Art - Observational drawing

We will learn:

-To experiment using a pencil to create different marks

-To give an opinion about an artist's work

-To represent an object's shape using a basic outline

-To create different textures using a pencil

-To use these skills to produce a finished sketch


PSHE - How we behave                                               

We will learn about:                                                     

-The classroom/school rules and expectations

-Why rules are important

-Our school values: love, respect, compassion, truth, hope 

-The growth mindset and our school learning powers


ICT- Computers around us and digital painting

We will learn:

-What a computer is and the way we use technology in the world around us

-To identify the different parts of a computer

-To compare a desktop computer and a laptop/tablet

-To use the different tools on a paint program to create an image


 DT- Making a marmalade sandwich  

We will:

-Design a sandwich 

-Create some instructions and a list of what we will need

-Create our sandwich using equipment safely and sensibly

-Test and evaluate what we have made       





“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.



There will be one piece of homework set each week. This will change between English, Maths, Science or one area of the wider curriculum. 


All homework is set on Friday and is expected back by the following Wednesday.



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. 


You will find your login details at the front of your yellow reading record. Quick, log in now to start the fun! 


Fun with Phonics at home

Each week we will be adding a new link for you to practice a set 2 or set 3 sound at home.

Year 1 Read Write Inc. Presentation for Parents

Curriculum content and photos: