Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!


Miss Last – Y1 Class Teacher and Lead Practitioner

Miss 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: 8.50am

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 working narratives, in particular 'character'. We will also be focusing on non-fiction texts, in particular 'instructions'.

We will continue to have daily Read Write Inc sessions to cement our 'special friends' and identify these within real and nonsense words. 

We shall focus on daily handwriting and correct letter formation to secure the skill of forming letters of the correct size and orientation in relation to one another.

Grammar will delivered daily and we will focus on capital letters and full stops, adjectives, suffixes -est and -er and conjunctions.


In maths this half term we will be focusing on time, including minutes and seconds, days of the week, months of the year. Our second focus will be addition and subtraction, working with one more and one less for numbers to 10/20 to develop fluency of number, but also adding ones to a teens number. We will also be beginning to count in 2's, 5's and 10'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 materials, where pupils will be taught to:

  • distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made
  • identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock
  • describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials
  • compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties



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 ‘ Families & Celebrations'

Our learning areas for this topic include:

 Presentation of the Jesus in the Temple

Jesus and his Family

Jesus in the Temple

Our Church Family

Sacrament of Baptism

We will continue to have daily Acts of Collective Worship



Year One will have P.E. on MONDAY 

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.