Year 1 2019 - 2020

  Miss Davies and Miss Hadfield would like to welcome you to Year 1.

Our team

Teachers: Miss Davies and Miss Hadfield

Teaching Assistants: Mrs McCormick and Mrs Hadzik


English This term in English we will base our learning around ‘The Jolly Postman' to fit inline with our Co-Jo topic 'Traditional Tales'. We will be focussing on writing simple sentences and using our phonic knowledge to ‘sound out’ words. 

To improve the children's reading and comprehension skills it is important for the children to read every night. Please sign or make comments in your child’s Communication Diary, so that we can check how the children are reading at home. Children will receive an extra smiley for reading 5 times a week, this will give them a greater chance of gaining their Gold Award. It is important for the children to be asked questions about the text they are reading to help build their comprehension skills. The children also really enjoy listening to stories, so feel free to read other books together at home.


Phonics is of great importance to us as a year group as it is the foundation of reading, writing and speaking. Phonics is the name given to the sounds letters make either on their own or as groups of letters. We teach phonics for 20 minutes every day and look for as many opportunities as possible to work it in elsewhere. There is an emphasis on phonics in Year 1 as we are working towards the Phonic Screening Check which will take place in June. Please use the sound mats provided to support your child at home. 


Useful phonic websites include:



In Maths this term we will be focussing on place value of numbers to 10 and adding and subtracting numbers within 10. 

Over the year we will be focussing on recalling number facts to 10. You can help us with this at home by practising number bonds that make 10. 



We are learning about 'Plants'. During our topic we will be planting our very own beanstalk and observing the changes we can see.

We also cover ‘Seasonal Change’ as part of our Science curriculum, which we will be observing throughout the year. We are currently exploring the changes that happen during Autumn.


CoJo (History and Geography)

In Co-Jo this half term we are exploring Traditional Tales. We will be using the characters in the stories to learn our History and Geography skills and complete exciting Co-Jo missions. 


This half term in R.E we are looking exploring Creation. 



Indoor P.E: Friday

Outdoor P.E: Wednesday

Your child will need an outdoor PE kit to include a jumper, jogging bottoms and trainers in addition to their normal PE kit. Please make sure these are named. Please can we remind you that for all PE sessions long hair must always be tied back and all earrings MUST be removed or covered over with a plaster.

As we are a healthy school, we encourage all children to bring a named bottle into school filled with only with water.



The homework that children are given relates to and embeds what they have been learning about in school. 


Homework Book


Due in

Daily Reading






Files to Download

Year 1: Blog items

There are no blog items to display