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Year One

Welcome to Meerkat Class

Our teacher is Miss Biggin, our school direct student is Mrs Vidgen and our teaching assistants are Mrs Gunn and Mrs Williams.


Welcome to Lemur Class

Our teacher is Mrs Clayton  and our teaching assistants are Mrs Hatfull, Mrs Denby-Jones and Mrs Cook.




Summer Term 2019

Welcome back! We hope you have had a great Easter holiday and are ready to start the new term!


In English in this term we will be continuing to develop our knowledge of suffixes and we shall also be introducing prefixes. We will be practising the suffixes we have already taught (est, ing, and ed,) along with learning the suffix er and the prefix un. During terms 5 and 6 we will be reading fiction books and also using pieces of visual literacy. Both will require the children to practice their inference skills and use their imagination to creative stories of their own. The children will be encouraged to use all of their knowledge of the SPAG we have learnt within longer pieces of writing along with remembering to include adjectives, verbs, full stops and capital letters. The children will be exposed to a range of writing genres e.g story writing, letter writing, poetry and descriptive pieces.


In maths this term we will be focusing on multiplication and division. We will use different pictorial methods to assist with developing our understanding of multiplication. For instance how many groups there are and how many objects there are within each group. With division we will be sharing out objects to different numbers of groups.

We will move on to looking at position and direction which links in with our topic of the seaside. During term 6 we will also have time to consolidate our understanding of place value as well as learning about money and time.


For the next two terms we will be learning all about plants in Science, so there will be lots of exploring within our grounds. We will begin with an experiment about how plants grow, then move onto looking at the different parts of a plant and what their function is. Within this topic we will be exploring the different trees we have in our outdoor area and identifying them by looking at their leaves, using an identification chart.


For learning in other curriculum areas please see our curriculum newsletter below. 

Click here to see our weekly timetable for Meerkat Class and Lemur Class.

Click here to see the reading, writing and maths expectations in Year 1

Our Curriculum in Year 1

Term 1 curriculum map

Term 2 curriculum map

Term 3 curriculum map

Term 4 curriculum map

Term 5 curriculum map

Term 6 curriculum map


Curriculum newsletters

Terms 1 and 2 curriculum newsletter

Terms 3 and 4 curriculum newsletter

Terms 5 and 6 curriculum newsletter


 Creative Home Learning

Term 1 Creative Home Learning

Term 2 Creative Home Learning

Term 3 Creative Home Learning

Term 4 Creative Home Learning

Term 5 Creative Home Learning

Term 6 Creative homework: The Seaside!

Weekly Learning Letters

Transition in to Year 1

The curriculum and learning time in Year 1 is quite different compared to Reception and we have a planned transition to make this as smooth and easy for the children. For the first half term we will mirror the learning style of Reception so your child will still have challenge time but there will more expectations with how the children record their work. The children will have different books for different subjects which is a change from Reception. As the year progresses, the lesson structure will become a little more formal in line with key stage 1 expectations.

English in Year One

Reading in Year One

Similar to Reception, children will be listened to on a weekly basis in a guided reading group. This guided reading session is timetabled to enable the children to access a different English based activity everyday e.g. a comprehension activity or a  Spelling, Punctuation and/or Grammar (SPaG) related piece of work.

Continuing from Reception, we will teach a daily, whole-class phonics session. This will be where we recap previous sounds and learn new grapheme, phoneme correspondences. In Year One there is an emphasis on the children being able to decode 'pseudo' words as well as 'real' words. This is due to the statutory assessment that takes place in June. English lessons will be based around termly 'key texts' so that the children really get to explore a variety of fiction and non-fiction books throughout the year.

Writing and SPaG in Year One

Throughout Year 1, children will have the opportunities to learn and practice the key skills of writing. By the end of Year 1 we would like all children to be able to compose an individual sentence both orally and then write them down using capital letters, full stops, exclamation marks and question marks to show when a sentence finishes. During Year 1, the children will be taught a range of spelling patterns and we would like them to start spelling these correctly in their independent work. We encourage children to make a phonetically-plausible attempt at those words they have not be taught.

Maths in Year One

Our curriculum map outlines our maths learning throughout the year. In regards to number, children will be taught to count to and across 100 in multiples of 2's, 5's and 10's as well as becoming fluent with number bonds to 20 including their related subtraction facts. During Year 1 the children will also be introduced to halves and quarters of shapes and objects and relating these to their decimal forms. In measures, children will be encouraged to use mathematical vocabulary to compare, describe and solve practical problems. They will tell the time to the hour and half past the hour and draw hands on the clock to show these times. They will learn to name and recognise the properties of common 3D and 2D shapes.

For the next two terms we will be learning all about plants in science, so lots of exploring our outside area. We will begin with an experiment about how plants grow then move onto looking at the trees in our school grounds. Later on we will look at the parts of a plant and what their job is!




Have a look at what we have been learning in Year One!