"Treat others the way you would like to be treated yourself."

Year 1 2022 - 2023

Mrs Dobson

Mrs Dobson

Year 1 Teacher

Mrs Hunter

Mrs Hunter

Year 1 Teacher

Mrs Shipley

Mrs Shipley

Year 1 Teacher

Mrs Kilfoyle

Mrs Kilfoyle

Year 1 Teacher

Mrs Peers

Mrs Peers

Teaching Assistant Year 1

Reading Books

Children will change their decodable reading books every Friday.  They will bring this book home and we would ask that they read each book aloud to an adult at least two times.  Please record a snippet of their reading on Seesaw each week.  Children will also be allocated books using our online books on Oxford Owls.  Log in details can be found inside their blue reading record.  We would encourage you to add a brief comment (including date, title, pages read) in your child's blue Reading Record.  

In addition children will be able to choose a 'Reading for Pleasure' book from the school library to take home on a Friday. 

Please encourage them to look after these books and return all books to school the following Thursday. 


Year 1 children will be set homework every Friday via Seesaw. As we are aiming to reduce the paper we use as a school, we will try and set homework that can be completed in homework books as well as on Seesaw. Paper copies will be provided for any homework that cannot be completed straight into homework books. The focus of the homework will alternate each week between Math and Phonics/ English. 

Mathletics tasks will be set each week in addition to the weekly homework. These tasks are optional and we will provide children with as many opportunities to access Mathletics in school as well. Your child can access further tasks in Mathletics but we ask that you do not go past the Autumn section as they have not yet had the learning to help them be successful in some of these areas of Maths. 


Children should come into school in their PE kits with joggers and trainers on their allocated PE days.  They should also have pumps available in a bag on their peg for indoor PE sessions.  The allocated PE days for each class are:

Year 1SH - Tuesday (indoor) and Friday (outdoor)

Year 1DK - Tuesday (indoor) and Friday (outdoor)


Our main focus on home learning in Year 1 is daily reading and, as the year progresses, basic skills such as mental arithemetic and spellings.  Year 1 children will be given one piece of homework linked to either maths, English or topic work to support our work in class and details will be put on Seesaw each Friday.  Please upload any work using Seesaw for the classteachers to mark.  

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Welcome back!

Please find below some curriculum information about our upcoming term.

Phonics and reading

Year 1 will continue to review the Phase 5 sounds taught so far and applying these to reading. We will also be starting to learn further alternative graphemes for sounds we already know. 


Year 1 will enjoy the following stories this term as part of the English curriculum

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Year 1 are starting the year focusing on 2-D and 3-D shape. We will then continue to work on place value and explore numbers to 50. We will revisit addition and subtraction but using numbers to 20 and applying strategies learned to solving problems. We will also spend some time learning about measure. 

In addition to daily maths lessons, year 1 complete mastering number sessions which revisits key learning from FS2 and year 1 to help improve mental strategies and quick recall of facts within 10. 



We are starting the year looking at properties of materials. We will complete an investigation which will require us to bring in our wellington boots!!



Our key learning question is 'Why don't penguins need to fly?'

We will be reading a series of books inlcuding 'Where is home, Little Pip?' to help us begin our understanding of the Artic and Antarctic regions of the world. We will think about how penguin have adapted to their environment and indeed why they do not need to fly like other birds.


Our person of interest this term is Grace Darling. 

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