Primary & Nursery School

Year 1

Staff:  Miss Noakes, Mrs Hoddy, Mrs Beadle and Miss Gleadell

English and Maths


The book we are focusing on for this half-term is 'Iggy Peck Architect’ it includes writing labels, captions, character comparisons, thought and speech bubbles and creating a fact file

The focus on capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and phonics teaching are embedded throughout.


Within maths this half-term we will be focusing on multiplication and division, fractions, place value within 100, time and money.

Discovery Learning

Our discovery learning this half-term is ‘How have toys changed?'. Throughout this discovery we will be focusing on changes within living memory based through the change of toys and communication. Throughout this we will have a science focus identifying and naming a variety of everyday materials, describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials and identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, for particular uses. Through making our own toy we will Design purposeful, functional, appealing products based on design criteria, sort threads and fabrics, group fabrics and threads by colour and texture and weave with fabric and thread.


Woodland and Science

Within woodlands we will continue to identify seasonal changes focusing on summer. We will also identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants and identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees.


General notices


P.E continues to be on a Thursday and Friday. Please ensure all items of clothing are named as sometimes they do get misplaced! 


We will continue with our weekly woodland sessions, however, as the weather is unpredictable this time of year we will not go if it is too cold or wet. Class dojo will be updated weekly to inform you. But children will need appropriate clothing and footwear, especially as it is muddy in the woods!


Throughout the school there is an expectation that all children read every day. I understand that it can be tiring being at school and then going home to do reading etc. However, I do not expect your child to read all their book in one night, but I do expect them to do at least 5 minutes reading every night. In class, if your child reads every day, they will receive a certificate and a small prize at the end of the week. If your child is not quite onto reading book level, we will send home letter cards where you will be able to make words, encouraging them to sound out and blend words independently. Please write in your child’s reading journal if you have read with your child as it allows us to know when they have read, record it on their chart and change their books if necessary. We will change their reading books daily.

Home Learning

The Year 1 home learning menu will be uploaded on the Year 1 Class Dojo page. It is expected that children complete the tasks by half term. This can be your choice as to which order the tasks are completed and when to do it as long as it is completed by the end of half term. Once your child has completed a piece of home learning it needs to be uploaded to their portfolio on Class Dojo for me to see it. Thank you!

Snack Money  / Lunchtimes

Children in Year 1 are still entitled to free school meals. Lunchboxes need to be placed on the Year 1 trolley at the start of the school day. All school lunch meals need to be ordered on Scopay by midnight the night before. We will have fruit available for the children to have as a snack at break time but your child is more than welcome to bring in a healthy snack in a labelled container if they prefer. Children will also need a labelled water bottle to have in class.