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 ‘Send for a Superhero’. The focus on ‘Send for a Superhero’ includes wanted posters, letters, speech bubbles, diaries, emails, character descriptions and writing our own version superhero narrative.

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


Year 1 are continuing to focus on place value of numbers and counting forwards and backwards. This half term we will be focusing on addition, subtraction, and shape.

Discovery Learning

Our discovery learning this half term is ‘Why is the Queen so important?'. Throughout this discovery we will be focusing on a significant individual, Queen Elizabeth II. We will also be focusing on different types of homes and castles. We will be learning about the United Kingdom, the countries in the UK and locating the Queen’s homes on a map.

Woodland and Science

Within science we will be learning about plants and trees. This includes parts of a plant, what they need to grow and the life cycle of a plant.

We will continue to explore the seasons throughout the year, identifying what the changes are. 


General notices


P.E continues to be on a Tuesday 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.