Year 1 Class

Welcome to the Year One page!
Please find below details of what we will be covering in our class on a weekly basis. I hope this will help you to chat to your children about what they have learnt in school.
General information
  • Each week P.E. will be on Wednesday, so please ensure your child has a P.E. kit in school. Also if your child has earrings they will need to be removed on these days. If not we will have to cover them with tape for the lesson, if they cannot be removed as yet. Please could the children only wear black plimsolls with non-marking soles.
  • Reading books will be sent home on Friday and will need to be sent back into school on Monday. If they are not returned promptly we will not be able to change them for the next week.
  • We will send homework  home on Friday and this will need to be returned on Wednesday at the latest. This enables us to mark them and if appropriate put in homework for the next week. Homework may not be sent home every week.
  • Please could all the children's belongings be labelled clearly with your child's name, drinks bottles in particular, as often children have identical bottles and do not know which one is theirs.

Week beginning 16th April, 2018

Things to remember this week:

  • Please could children return their menus on Monday.
  • Please return reading packs on Monday and homework  by Wednesday.


This week we will be continue to practise joining our handwriting. Our sounds this week will be (ow as in low) and wh. We will be playing a football phonics game with these sounds and reading and writing words containing them. We will be discussing the language used in traditional tales and writing our own version of the 3 little pigs using the pictures we sequenced last week. We will be writing sentences to go with pictures, focussing on phase 3-5 sounds. Guided reading will continue.


We will begin a new chapter in our Singapore maths books-Numbers to 40. We will be learning about place value and what each digit represents in a number. We will be practising counting in twos, fives and tens to help us with counting larger numbers of objects. We will also be counting in tens and then counting on in ones. Please could you practise counting in twos to twenty, fives to one hundred and tens to one hundred.


We will be working with a P.E. specialist .


We will be looking at leaves and doing an investigation about leaf shape and how we can identify trees by their leaves. We will be labelling the parts of trees and plants and doing some observational drawings of the parts of a plant and trees. We will be using a program on the computer to identify the parts of a plant.


We will be beginning our topic on Transport and looking at different types of transport we can use.


We will be drawing pictures of different types of transport and labelling them.


Week beginning 26th March, 2018
Things to remember this week:
Easter journey on Monday.
Please send in menus and reading packs on Monday.
Wednesday 28th March-Parents meeting at 2.30 and 6pm with Kayte Walsh-Developing resilience and anti-bullying.
Thursday 29th March-Whole school Easter service at St Chads 2pm. Please let us know if you are available to help walk the children down to St Chads and back again. Parents are welcome to take their children home straight after the service.
This week we will be completing lots of Easter activities. On Monday we will be taking part in an Easter journey and learning all about Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday through fun activities, songs and drama. We will be splitting into 4 mixed groups of F1, F2, Y1 and Y2 and working in the four different classrooms. We will be writing and making our Easter cards and finishing off our clay Easter pots. We will be using our plans to make and eat our healthy sandwiches from the cress we have grown in our Science lessons and evaluating whether we liked them or not!. We will be continuing with measuring Length and height using centimetres and estimating. We will be practising for our Easter service and reflecting on the events of Easter.
Thank you for all of your help and support this half term. The children have worked really hard and it was lovely to chat to you all at parents evening to celebrate the children's achievements. Have a lovely Easter holiday!