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Sharing Happiness and Making Friends

Inspiring Imagination through Storytelling

Discovering and Exploring in our Mud Kitchen

Keeping Fit and Healthy on the Playground

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Picture 1 Healthy Lifestyle Workshop
Picture 2 Year 1 Eid Workshop
Picture 3 Year 1 really enjoyed Science Day
Picture 4 Year 1 Library Morning
Picture 5 Year 1 Bat and Ball Skills

PE Information

Your child will have PE twice a week but they only need to wear their PE kit on the days listed below. It is however advisable to keep PE kits in school all week and just take it home to wash it on a Friday ready to be back in school on the following Monday. Children will need a white T shirt and dark shorts. Girls can wear leggings and boys and girls can wear tracksuit bottoms if you would prefer, but please ensure that they have elasticated ankles for safety reasons. Children will also need plimsolls.

PE Timetable Monday Pine Class
  Tuesday Beech Class
  Wednesday Willow Class
  Thursday Oak Class
  Friday Maple Class


Children’s home reading books will normally be changed twice a week on the days listed below. Your child will get the greatest benefit if you can hear them read as often as possible, a few pages each night is ideal, you don’t need to worry about reading the whole book every time. Each time you hear your child read can you please sign and make a comment in their reading diary. Please bring your reading book to school each day.

Reading Timetable Monday

Pine Class, Willow Class, Oak Class, 

Beech Class

  Tuesday Maple Class
  Wednesday Willow Class
  Thursday Oak Class, Beech Class
  Friday Maple Class, Pine Class,

English & Maths

During English and Maths we plan work to meet the needs of all children based on the English and Maths Curriculum.

Within English children explore stories and story features such as settings, characters and story plots. They also look at poetry and think about rhyme and rhythm. Children also develop their understanding and interest in non-fiction texts such as recounts and instructions. Grammar is a key focus in the National Curriculum. Children learn to apply grammatical features into their spoken and written work.


During Maths children learn a range of mathematical skills including counting and number skills, calculations, shape and measure. Children use a range of equipment such as cubes, counters and objects as well as number lines and hundred squares to assist counting and addition and subtraction calculations. We use practical equipment to explore shapes. We aim to use a practical approach to enable the children to explore and develop skills before they formally record their work.



In Year 1 children take home a learning log task once a week. Learning logs go home on a Friday to be handed in on the following Wednesday.

Phonics homework goes home on a Friday to be handed in on a Monday.

Mental Maths goes home on Wednesday to be handed in on Monday.

Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you have any questions before the deadline for homework.



Creative Curriculum

Within Year 1 the children have the opportunity to learn through a creative approach. We work on a new topic each half term and aim to link Maths and Literacy as much as possible. At the beginning of each topic the children have the opportunity to share what they already know about a topic and express what they would like to learn. The children experience a range of activities which enable all children to achieve.