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Loughborough Church of England

Primary School

"Together in God's grace, may we give our children the roots to grow and the wings to fly"

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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1



Class teacher: Mrs Ruffle

Teaching Assistants: Miss Wing and Mrs South


Welcome to Year 1.


We hope you have all had a safe and happy Christmas and can't wait to hear all about it. We can't believe we are beginning the Spring term already but are really looking forward for the exciting things we have planned!


In literacy we are looking at a traditional tale… ‘Dick Whittington’. This is also a journey story and we will be beginning to innovate it to create our own.

If you have any books for this story please feel free share these with us on your Class Dojo portfolio.




IPC Topic


Weeks 1-3:

What is it made of?


We will be exploring different materials in lots of different ways. Our design and technology skills will come in handy in exploring how recycling can help to save our wonderful world. 


Weeks 4-6:



We will be exploring the amazing things our bodies can do by testing our senses, exercising, meal planning and thinking about how some people are not as fortunate as ourselves, in our international task. 


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.


Literacy Fiction and Non-fiction topics:



Autumn Term 1

Autumn Term 2

Spring Term 1

Spring Term 2

Summer Term 1

Summer Term 2

Fiction Unit

Three Little Pigs

The Gingerbread Man

Dick Whittington

Elves and the Shoemaker

Luty and the Mermaid


Non-fiction Unit

Recount – Finding the Big Bad Wolf

Instructions – How to catch a Gingerbread Man

Recount – Dick Whittington’s journey to space

Information texts – Plants

Instructions – How to find buried treasure

Information texts



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.


Additional Information:


Phonics Friday

Every Friday we will be consolidating the learning that happened during the week. An activity sheet will be uploaded to Class Dojo, which links to the same sounds, on a Thursday evening ready for you to look at over the weekend. 

Home Learning

Uploaded to the Class Dojo class page every half term. Photos and videos to be uploaded to your Class Dojo portfolios to show what work you have been doing at home for the different activities. If there is anything we would like you to bring in we will let you know. 


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. You will have two books, one of which is linked to the phonics you will be learning in school. 


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

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.