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Welcome to Year 1


Class teacher: Mrs Ruffle

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Freer



Welcome to Year 1. We hope you have had a great half term.

In literacy we are looking at a traditional tale… ‘Elves and the Shoemakers’.

If you have any books for this story please feel free to bring them into school to share with the class.



This term our topic is ‘Great Explorers’. We will be looking at various different explorers that have taken on amazing journeys, including Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus.


In science our topic is ‘Plants’. We have already planted some broad beans and with our care we are hoping to see all of our seeds begin to grow into bean plants. We will be looking at how they are getting on every week and measuring how tall they are growing.



Plants 1
Plants 2

Key Information:



Over the year we will be covering many different fiction and non-fiction units. Throughout these units we will be covering various different aspects of literacy to improve our reading and writing. Some of these include:

  • Sequencing sentences to form short narratives.
  • Re-reading our work to check it makes sense.
  • Using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.
  • Forming letters correctly – lower and upper case.
  • Using the phonics we have learnt in lessons and applying it to our reading and writing – blending and segmenting words.


Please click below to see our yearly overview of fiction and non-fiction topics 

Please follow the links below for the PowerPoint shown at the Parents meeting on the 10th September


In Year 1 maths is taught through practical activities where children will get to apply what they have learnt in different ways, e.g. games, word problems, investigations of length, weight and capacity etc. Here are some of the learning objectives we will be covering throughout the year.

  • Count to and across 100, forwards and backwards.
  • Read and write numbers to 100, in numerals.
  • Count in multiples of twos, fives and tens.
  • Solve one step problems in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Use number bonds and subtraction facts within 20.
  • Solve practical problems for length/height, weight/mass, capacity and time.
  • Begin to record different measures.
  • Recognise and name common 2D and 3D shapes.
  • Tell the time to the hour and half past the hour.


Please click below to see our topic yearly overview          

Additional Information:



Given and tested every Tuesday.

Please take time to learn these at home and make sure your child has their spelling book in school every Tuesday. Please do not write in the spelling books as children will do their test in the back of the book.



Given on Friday to be handed in on Wednesday.



A creative task will be given half termly if appropriate, children will be given at least 2 weeks to complete this


Ongoing – this should be happening every night. Please make sure you write in your child’s Reading Record every time you read with them. Reading books should be in school everyday and can be changed providing Reading Records have been written in.


Please make sure PE kits are in school on a Monday and Thursday.

During the warmer months we will be doing PE lessons outside so a pair of trainers or PE shoes will be useful to have.

Below are some useful links that your child can go on at home.