Year 1

Year One


Welcome to Year 1

Year 1 Team:-

Class 1A– Mrs. Adams (year leader), TA- Miss. Kelly

Class 1B– Miss. Rees and Mrs. Murtagh, TA- Mrs. Taylor

Class 1C– Miss. Howard and Miss. Gallagher, TA- Mrs. Nanra

Class 1D– Miss. Milne, TA- Ms. Hobbs


Class 1C will have Mrs. Lambourne from October.


Topics for the year:

Term 1- Memory Box

Term 2- Moon Zoom!

Term 3- Rio de Vida

Term 4- Splendid Skies

Term 5- Dinosaur Planet

Term 6- Enchanted Woodlands (inc School Trip)


PE Days:

1A is Thursday, 1B is Tuesday, 1C is Friday, 1D is Monday.

Please ensure that your child have their PE kits before their PE day. Thank you.


Library Days:

1A is Monday, 1B is Wednesday, 1C and 1D are on Thursday. Please ensure that your child’s library book is returned so they can change it for a new one on a weekly basis. Thank you.



Your child will be given an A3 wallet that they can keep their reading books, spelling books and homework in. Homework will be given out on a Monday and needs to be completed and returned by Friday. Homework will consist on reading, spellings and maths (alternating between games and work to be completed).

Spellings Day is on Friday for all 4 classes.


The expectation for reading is that your child will receive two reading books and a library book. These books will be changed weekly. It is recommended that you read with your child daily and sign in their reading record book when you do. It would benefit us if you could leave a comment on how your child has read, for example- he read well and fluently with very few mistakes or read slowly and sounded out lots of words but understood the story well.

In addition, your child will also be reading at school with either the teacher or/and the TA. 

Phonics Screening:

At the end of the year, the children will need to complete a Phonics Screening. This will consist of your child being able to read 40 words, real and made up words. During the year, we will be sending extra words home and suggested games to practice some of these words at home.

Websites to use to practice phonics: Letters and Sounds website and Phonics Play website. 

On behalf of the year 1 team, we are looking forward to working closely with you in the coming year to help and support your child’s learning journey.

Any questions or queries, please ask your child’s teacher or Mrs. Adams. 

Thank you

Year 1 Team




How to access Abacus Maths games

Make sure you get permission from your grown ups when you go online!

Go on to:
Enter following details: (all lowercase letters and no spaces) 
Username: (child’s first name followed by first initial of last name e.g  Joe Bloggs’ username would be: joeb) 
Password: year1
School code: t7jg


Click here for the latest curriculum overview

Year Gallery


—Links to websites/ apps to support learning:

Mr Thorne does phonics – YouTube videos and apps.

Year 1 Weekly Updates