Year 1

Year One


Welcome to Year 1

Year 1 Team:-

Class 1A– Mrs. Adams (Year Leader), TA- Mrs Nanra

Class 1B– Miss Button , TA- Mrs Harding

Class 1C– Miss Prentice, TA- Mrs. Taylor

Class 1D– Miss. Milne, TA- Mrs Curd


Topics for the year:

Term 1- Moon Zoom!

Term 2- Superheroes

Term 3- Rio De Vida

Term 4- Dinosaurs

Term 5- Enchanted Woodlands

Term 6- Memory Box

Phonics information for parents:

Please click on the following links in order to get the PowerPoint and further information.


Phonics Information for Parents

PE Days:

1A – Monday

1B and 1D  – Tuesday

1C  – Thursday


Homework goes out on a Monday and needs to be completed and returned on a Friday.

Homework will consist of Maths, Reading, Spellings and Phonics.

Maths homework will rotate from Maths Games, Abacus Online, Maths Activity Sheet.

Reading Books will be changed once a week.

Spellings will be done on a Friday.

Phonics will be taught daily in class.

Phonic Screening

At the end of the year, all children will be required to complete a Phonic Screening. This will consist of 40 words, 20 real words and 20 pseudo words (fake). We will work throughout the year to ensure the children are ready for the challenge.

Click here for this term’s curriculum overview

Click here for the Parent Information PowerPoint 


Phonics Play

Letters and Sounds

ICT games for Maths

Abacus Maths (when you get their logins)



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


Year 1 Weekly Updates

Week beginning 3/6/19- Welcome to another exciting term! The children have started the term by showing the class their memory boxes and scrapbooks. They are FANTASTIC!! What wonderful memories they have to treasure!
We also got a visitor, Mr. Button, who showed us his memory box of his father Gordon Button. He was a soldier serving in WW2 and brought some artefacts to show the children. The children were really engaged and enjoyed learning about WW2.

Week beginning 11/2/19– Our day started with a Carnival around the school. It was fantastic! Some classes came out to greet us! The children loved being in the spotlight. This was followed by our Culture Afternoon which was a great success. The children sang beautifully and were very brave in performing to such a big crowd. Mr. Smyth was directing the children with some percussion instruments and they performed really well too. Thank you Mr. Smyth. The children have enjoyed this term with the Rio theme and we ended it with a Big Bang!

Week beginning 4/2/19- Gong Xi Fa Choi, Happy Chinese New Year!
The children celebrated the Chinese New Year. It is the year of the pig! The children learned why the Chinese calendar has animals and it what order they go in. They learnt the story of The Race and performed it in assembly. We look forward to continuing our culture theme in our Culture Afternoon next week.



Thank you to all the parents that came to watch the performance for our Nativity. The children were Superstars!! They all performed and sang beautifully! We are very proud of them all!!

The year 1 Team would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! See you all in the new year getting ready for Carnival!!


The children worked very hard this week as we started learning about Subtraction. They practiced using objects and using the Part Part whole model. They are doing well and showing good understanding. The children also wrote their Hot pieces. They wrote their first narrative and worked hard on their sentence structure. Well done year 1 for all your hard work!!


This week the children have been using all their imagination to make and write their stories about a Superhero. They have worked really hard and have done really well! In Maths we are finishing with additions and the children have shown us that they have retained and understood addition really well. Well done Year 1!



What a way to end the term! The Astrodome visit was fantastic! The children were buzzing with excitement all day long. The children have had an amazing first term of the year. They have settled in really well and have worked really hard. Well done year 1! Looking forward to term 2 Superheroes!



The children are looking at comic strips as we are going to make out own based on Beegu. They really love this book and the loveable character in it. I also heard year 1 sing during their music lesson. They are very good!



This week we have started learning about Number Bonds. Number Bonds are 2 numbers that make a whole number. The children learnt this practically first using the Part-Part-Whole model. They have worked really hard and have done really well. Well done year 1!!


This week has been very busy as the children wrote their first Hot Piece. This is their first piece of writing. They started with a draft, then they edited or extended it to improve it. Finally they wrote their Hot Piece which is now proudly displayed on our wall. Well done year 1! You have worked extremely hard this week!


This week I would like to thank the parents who came to the Year 1 talk. If you have any questions please see your class teacher or Mrs. Adams. This week has been another busy week of maths and English. We have explored a piece of writing and we wrote a description as a whole class. Next week they will have a go at doing this themselves. Exciting times!