Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

I am so pleaded that I am your new Year One teacher! 

In Year 1 we will have so much fun together learning how to develop positive relationships, compassion and respect for one another. There will be plenty of active learning in Yer 1 including active maths, active grammar and outdoor learning across the curriculum. We will have plenty of fabulous phonics and creative learning to enjoy. I can't wait to stretch your beautiful minds!


Miss Last – Y1 Class Teacher and Lead Practitioner

Mrs Ashton– Teaching Assistant



Attendance and Punctuality

Staggered start and finish times have been introduced to reduce the number of parents/carers arriving at the school site at any one time.

Parents/carers should drop their children off at the KS1 playground gate in the morning, and collect them from there at the following times  

Year 1 start time is: 8.55am

Year 1 finish time is: 3.10pm

Staff will be available to support you.

Please exit the area promptly and maintain social distancing of 2 metres outside the school-grounds when dropping off and collecting your child.  



Staying Safe

Year 1 will be working in a class bubble. They will have both playtime and lunchtime in this bubble and will only mix with some children in the Year Two  bubble for specific phonic lessons.

All children will participate in regular hand washing throughout the day and where possible will be encouraged to socially distance.



This half term we will be adapting the Year 1 Read To Write scheme using the book ‘The Secret of Black Rock’ by Joe Todd to fit the needs of our class.  

We will also have daily Read Write Inc sessions in groups tailed to your children’s needs.

We will continue to develop handwriting and correct letter formation daily. In year 1 we will concentrate on developing letteers of correct size and orientation in relation to one another.


In maths this half term we will be focusing on the place value, working with one more and one less for numbers to 10/20 to develop fluency of number. We will also be beginning to count in 2's and try to solve some simple number problems involving one more/less.

We will be doing regular active maths sessions inside and outside to consolidate fluency skills taught in the main lesson time.



Our science topic this half term is the four seasons, where pupils will be taught to:

  •  observe changes across the four seasons
  • observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies
  • talk about changes in the weather and the seasons
  • work scientifically by making tables and charts about the weather, making displays of what happens in the world around them including day length, as the seasons change



History/Geography  - The Curriculum of Hope

This year, we are using a new style of foundation subject curriculum, which has been written specifically for our children by our teachers.  Children will learn key historical and geographical knowledge through a dilemma-led story including fictional and significant heroes.  We hope these lessons will inspire children to not just learn facts, but strive to become an empowered, active citizen who can make a difference in the world they live in.




We will continue to follow the way the truth the life scheme for RE. The first topic for this half term is ‘God Great Plan’ Our key learning objectives are to:


  • be aware of the beauty of God’s world and explore and respond to the wonders of creation e.g. the seasons;?
  • hear about the story of Creation from Genesis and talk about its meaning;
  • reflect on the knowledge that God made us because he loves us;
  • understand that we show God we love him by looking after the world and each other;
  • be aware that we can spoil God’s creation and that we have a responsibility to look after it;
  • hear an appropriate part of the story of Noah and the Flood and its message of salvation and hope



Year One will have P.E. on TUESDAY with Miss Fretwell.

Your child must come to school wearing their full P.E kit. Ideally this should consist of

  • T-shirt/top
  • Hooded/zip up jacket/sweatshirt,
  • tracksuit/jogging bottoms/leggings,
  • Socks
  • Old/cheap trainers (preferably not pumps as PE will be held outside as much as possible.)

Remember children should not wear expensive clothes as there is risk of them getting teared or muddy during outdoor PE sessions.