Year 1

Welcome to our Year 1 class page.  Our days are filled with exciting and creative learning which, allows our children to become independent, confident and knowledgeable individuals.

Throughout the year, we transform into mini-scientists, expressive artists, speedy mathematicians and inspiring writers through our immersive classroom that allows for interactive and captivating learning.

In Year 1, we all work together as part of a team, to achieve our very best and we take pride in our learning.

In Year 1 this year, the following members of staff will help you:

Miss Ramm– Class Teacher

Miss Boulton– Class Teacher

Mrs Cain– Learning Support Assistant

Mrs Gray– Learning Support Assistant

Mrs Turner– Learning Support Assistant

Mrs Barber– Learning Support Assistant

Our P.E days are Tuesday and Friday, please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school for this. It would be useful for your child to keep their PE kit in school all week to ensure they have it when it is needed.

Autumn Term – What are we learning?

Our theme this term is Fairy Tales. We will be exploring a range of alternative fairy tales in our literacy learning which will inspire the children across the curriculum.  

In English, the children will be retelling the events of Jack and The Jelly Bean Stalk using a range of exciting adjectives and phrases. The children will also learn how to write expressive poems, detailed instructions and to describe fairy-tale characters using interesting vocabulary they have learnt.

In maths, we will be exploring numbers to ten and learning how to add and subtract. The children will be able to use a variety of manipulatives and resources to represent their understanding.

The children will have the lucky opportunity to explore Hartsholme Park to develop their artistic skills and recreate the work of Andy Goldsworthy. They will also be able to bring their learning to life as they become expert historians and travel around Waddington to compare the village to 100 years ago.

This term, we will be reading, Jack and the Jelly Bean Stalk by Rachael Mortimer and Little Red by Lynn Roberts.

Please have a look at our curriculum overview below which shows the curriculum content and the topics for this academic year.

Year 1 overview

The Knowledge Organisers below also include key vocabulary and knowledge for each subject.

History knowledge organiser


Please click on the links below to download helpful resources to support with phonics at home.

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Reading at home

School letter to parents about reading

All pupils have a reading folder, containing two books and a reading record.

All children will bring home a reading practice book which will be matched to their phonic ability. They will be able to read this fluently and independently.

They will also bring home a sharing book, your child will not be able to read this on their own. This book is for you to both read and enjoy together.

Children are expected to read their book at least three times a week.

Reading Records

Reading records should be written in each time your child reads at home. This helps the year 1 team see the progress that they are making at home. Please use the reading record to communicate any messages regarding reading only.

For more information on how to support reading at home, please click here:

 ‘7 Top Tips to Support Reading at Home’.

Click here to find the ‘top 100’ reads for Y1.


All children are expected to complete their homework each week. An Attitude and Achievement stamp will be given to each child to go in their Role Model and Citizenship Award booklets if they do all of their homework every fortnight. 

The core homework that will be set for Year 1 each week will be:

  • To read three times a week, this will be evidenced in reading records by parents.
  • Maths activities that will differ each week based on the learning the children are completing. This will be accessed via Sumdog.
  • To practise reading and spelling the Year 1 Common Exception Words. The children will be assessed on this each half term, this will be sent home so parents can see the progress their child is making.

There may be the occasional personalised homework sent out and further Phonics practise will begin in Term 2.

If there are any difficulties with accessing any of the homework please let the class teacher know.

If you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.  If you would like to make an appointment, please contact the school office.