Welcome to Year 1

1B                                                          1Y

Teacher – Miss E Meade                       Teacher - Miss E Hollinshead

Teaching Assistant – Mrs C Gibson       Teaching Assistant - Miss A Parkinson


Important days

  • Homework and spellings will be given out on Friday and must be returned by Wednesday. If your child needs help with their homework, please speak with their class teacher before the return day.
  • Outdoor PE is on Tuesdays for 1B and Monday for 1Y, and indoor PE is on a Thursday. Please ensure your child has shorts, t-shirt, trainers and something warm for outdoor PE such as a tracksuit.
  • We will be changing reading books on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please ensure that you have left a comment in the reading record each time your child reads at home. Year 1 children need to become fluent readers so your child may be asked to re-read a book again.


This half term our topic is Marvellous Me. We will be focussing on ourselves and thinking about our families. We will be exploring our local area and where we live. In art, we will be creating self-portraits and looking at the work of Picasso. We will also be looking at how our lives are different to those of our parents and grandparents and talking about the differences. We will be learning about how humans have developed language from the invention of the printing press (William Caxton) to the development of the internet (Tim Berners-Lee).



We will be linking with our ‘Marvellous Me’ topic and exploring our body parts and investigating what our body parts do and why we are marvellous! We will also use our senses to explore what we can see, hear, smell, touch and taste. 



In maths this half term we will be focussing on counting in 10s to 100 and back and in 1s to 100 and back. We will be using practical equipment to add and subtract and learning the values of different coins and problem solving with them. We will be naming and describing 2D and 3D shapes and comparing them. 



In English, we will be focussing on a poem with a repeating pattern, a story with a problem and writing a toy information text. The children will be trying to write in sentences that make sense using finger spaces and full stops. They will be trying to form all of their lower case letters with precursive handwriting so that they start letters on the line.

In phonics, most children are focussing on recapping phases 3 and 4 (new sounds and blending consonants) and some children will soon be moving onto phase 5.

Please support your child by practising their spellings with them using the ideas in the front of their spelling book.  



Please see below the attached document on helping your child to read: