Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Scarlet Class is a Year 1 class of 30 fabulous children with Ms Trainor as their teacher. Crimson Class is a Year 1 class of 30 equally fabulous children with Mr Beh as their teacher. We have a fantastic teaching assistant; Ms Childerley.

Our  Spring term topic is ‘Wonderful World’, which has a geographical focus.  Children learn about the countries of the United Kingdom their capital cities and some famous landmarks.  They use age-appropriate atlases to learn about basic features of maps, and to locate places in the UK.  Later in the term we focus on our local area and begin to find out about what it is to be part of a community.  In English, our texts also have a geographical theme from architecture to the postal service, with Mr Postmouse, Stanley’s Stick, and weather-related poetry!  In Science, children learn about how the weather changes throughout the seasons (and we know how important the weather is in the UK!) and keep a weather diary.

In Maths, we will be continuing to develop our fluency, number sense, and understanding of addition and subtraction of numbers up to 20. We will continue exploring additive structures by learning to write number sentences, add parts to find the whole, and partition a whole to solve subtraction problems.

In Year 1, we also have phonics screening checks. This is to check that children are making progress with their phonics skills to read words. We want them to be on track to become fluent readers who can enjoy reading for pleasure and for learning.

General Information

In Year 1 we love reading and try to read as much as possible. We encourage parents to read regularly with children and to record this in their reading record book. Children are supported to change their own reading book regularly from the selection in class as often as necessary so that they can practise decoding fluently and discussing their reading at home. Please remember to bring your book bag every day. 

Crimson Class PE days are Wednesday and Thursday. Scarlet Class PE days are also Wednesday and Wednesday. The children will be changing into PE kits in school so please ensure that your child has a kit in school at all times.  PE kit consists of navy blue shorts or tracksuit bottoms, white t-shirt, navy blue sweatshirt or cardigan, and trainers. No jewellery please!

Please provide your child with their own water bottle daily. This is especially important for PE days, so that we stay healthy and hydrated!  This should be named and brought home daily for cleaning.

If you have any questions about school, please contact the Office by phone, email or in person, or come and find us!

Useful Information

Curriculum information for parents Spring 2

New to Year 1 2022-2023

Reading with your Child

Penpals Letter formation 1

Penpals Letter formation 2

Keywords to be able to read and spell

End of Year One Expectations Spoken Language and Reading

End of Year One Expectations Writing

End of Year One Expectations Maths

Long Term Plan (2022-23)