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Year 1

Welcome to Year One

Cooking - French Bread Pizza

D&T: Shields

Key Information



1 Oak: Mr Lynn, Mrs Hesson, Miss Child and Miss Buller

1 Hazel: Miss Mullin, Mrs Greene, Mrs Wright



Follow this link to find out how your child can earn their ASPIRE Essentials certificate each week, and how we choose our ASPIRE Award winners.



Please make sure you read your child's school reading book with them at least three times a week. Reading is a 'building block' on which much of their other learning rests, and regular reading at home makes a huge difference in the classroom. If you would like any support or advice on helping your child with their reading, please pop in after school to see their teacher.



Outdoor PE is on a Thursday afternoon. Children will need a plain white t-shirt, plain black or grey tracksuit bottoms, a plain black or grey tracksuit top/sweatshirt, and trainers. Indoor PE is on a Monday afternoon. Children will need a plain white t-shirt and plain black shorts. Please leave P.E. kit in school when possible because P.E. times may sometimes change.



English, maths and spelling homework is given out every Friday. Maths and English homework must be returned by the following Friday. On that Friday, the children will also be given a spelling test based on the words they learnt for their homework.


What we are learning


Spring Term

In Year 1 this term, we are learning about Africa! 


In Maths Year 1 will be working on:

Addition and subtraction using written and mental methods.

Number bonds up to 10.

Counting in 2’s, 5s and 10’s.

Recognising money – Coins and notes.


In Writing Year 1 will be working on:

Using our phonics sounds to help us to spell correctly.

Spelling common exception words.

To use cursive (‘joined up’) letters.

Lion King Drama

Sequencing stories.


In Reading Year 1 will be working on:

Read accurately by blending sounds in unfamiliar words.

Learning common exception words.

Discussing together and explaining their understanding of stories.



Identifying, describing and comparing a variety of animals.


Comparing and contrasting a region of Africa and Bramley.


The life of Nelson Mandela.


Tinga Tinga Art using oil pastels.


Cooking using basic skills. Designing and making Wild Thing biscuits.


African Animal Dance (indoor) and team games (outdoor).


British Values – Rule of Law, Democracy, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect and Tolerance of others faiths and beliefs.  


Data Handling using the Purple Mash website.


Celebrations from different faiths.