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Year 1

Welcome to Year One

Our Trip to Skipton Castle

Key Information



1 Willow: Mr Lynn and Miss Poole

1 Fir: Mrs Thompson, Mrs Chorlton and Mrs Wright




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. Please also make sure your child brings their Reading Record to school every day.



Outdoor PE is on a Monday 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 Thursday morning. 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. Please write your child's name in all their kit!



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:

Counting, reading and writing numbers up to 100.

Using multiplication and division to solve problems.

Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.

Number bonds

Addition and subtraction using objects, images and mental strategies.


In Writing Year 1 will be working on:

Using our phonics sounds to help us to spell correctly.

Labels and lists.

Sequencing stories.

Using correct punctuation in sentences.


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.



Seasonal change across the year.

Animals including humans.


Comparing where we live with Africa.


Understanding timelines, and changes in our living memory. 


Tinga Tinga art, using gradients and different patterns.

Colour, patterns and tone.


Planning, creating and evaluating an Elmer biscuit.


Gymnastics (indoor) and team games (outdoor).


British Values - tolerance.


E-safety and basic computer skills.


Stories and celebrating occasions from different faiths.