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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 Hutchinson & Mrs Trotter


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 Spring term topic is Our Wonderful World. 

Here are the subjects we will be covering:

Science – Animals including Humans

We will be: 

-Identifying and naming a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

-Identifying and naming a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.

-Describing and comparing the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including pets).

-Identifying, naming, drawing and labelling the basic parts of the human body and exploring which part of the body is associated with each sense.


Art – Watercolour mark making

We will be: 

-Naming the primary and secondary colours.

-Learning how to make a secondary colour from two primary colours.  

-Learning how to make tint and shades.   

-Comparing the works of Mondrian and Paul Klee.

-Using colour to work in the style of Mondrian or Paul Klee.


RE - Creation

 We will be:

- Exploring how the Creation story influences how Christians behave towards nature and the environment.

- Understanding what creation means.

- Giving an opinion and listening to the opinions of others respectfully.

- Sequencing and retelling the Creation Story as told in the Bible.

- Understanding how God wants Christians to look after the world.


PSHE – Keeping Safe

We will be:

-Understanding that household products including medicines can be harmful if not used correctly.

-Learning about the roles of doctors, nurses and police and how they keep us safe.

-Exploring the different emotions we may feel in different situations.

-Identifying our trusted adults.

-Discussing stranger danger.

-Recognising the difference between good and bad secrets.

Recognising dangers outside of the home – including road safety.


ICT- Digital writing

We will be:

-Continuing to practice logging onto a desktop computer.

-Comparing writing on a computer with writing on paper.

-Learning how to add and remove text on a computer.

-Changing the look of text.


Music – Carnival of the Animals

We will be:

-Identifying the different sections of the orchestra.

-Listening and responding to a piece of classical music.

-Understanding that a composer writes music.

-Experimenting with percussion instruments.

-Creating meaningful sounds that reflect an animal.


PE - Gymnastics

We will be:

- Exploring travelling movements.

- Performing and linking shapes.

- Performing balances with stability and control.

- Performing shape jumps.

- Learning how to do different rolls.

- Creating a sequence of gymnastics actions.




“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. 


You will find your login details at the front of your yellow reading record. 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