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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Click on the link below to take you to the Home Learning page, where work has been uploaded for the children to complete during the school’s Coronavirus closure.

PE Information

Your child will have PE twice a week but they only need to come into school wearing their PE kit on the days listed below. Children will need to wear a white T shirt and dark leggings or tracksuit bottoms, but please ensure that they have elasticated ankles for safety reasons. Children will also need to wear 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 Books

changed on:


Pine Class, Willow Class, Oak Class, 

Beech Class

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

Maple Class, Pine Class,


All children use the school library each week to select a new library book which is chosen by the children to reflect their interests and enjoyment. These books are to be looked after : please do not allow younger brothers and sisters to play with them. Any loss or damage will need to be paid for before your child can borrow another book.

Please see below for your child's class Library day:

                                        Monday         Pine

                                        Tuesday         Beech

                                        Wednesday   Willow

                                        Thursday        Oak

                                        Friday             Maple



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 Thursday to be handed in on the following Tuesday.

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.