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Year 1

Year 1 have been enjoying some outside learning this week, including reading, writing, sketching, identifying plants in the garden and more!  

Mobile Farm Visit


The Farm visited our school and we were very excited about being able to hold and stroke the animals. The farmers told us about how they look after the animals and we spoke about their homes. We got to meet Rodney the duck, Helga the pig, Gary the goat and hold a rabbit.

Year 1 exploring the Space Station! Astronauts have lots to do - communicating with Mission Control, conducting experiments in the space lab and checking the space equipment.

Welcome back to the summer term everybody!


We hope you had a super Easter holiday and a good rest. We have lots to look forward to this term, including the Mobile Farm which will arrive next week. 


Below is a copy of the Year 1 curriculum for the Summer Term which gives a brief outline of the areas to be covered.


With the phonics assessment due in June, there will be a big emphasis on ensuring the children are fully confident with all sounds.  We will be carrying out the statutory phonics screening check for Year 1 children during the week commencing 10th June.   The purpose of the Year 1 phonics check is to confirm whether individual pupils have learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard.  If you have any questions about the phonics screening, please do not hesitate to let me know.


Be prepared to blast off into space with our new Explorers topic, with the opportunity to dress up as an astronaut in our Space Station role play corner!  A home learning project will be set w/c 13th May – to be completed by Friday 14th June.


We are also looking forward to seeing the mobile farm animals soon!  Watch our for more news soon yes


Mrs Johnson & Mrs Stow J


Year 1 Curriculum Newsletter - Summer Term

Trip to Tatton Park - back to Victorian times!


Year 1 had a fantastic time at Tatton Park.  We dressed up as Victorian servants and took part in a variety of activities including baking scones, scrubbing floors, polishing cutlery and making beds!  We had to remember our manners and be very polite; we did so well in fact that we were all offered a job at the end of the day!  


Year 1 Chicks have hatched!

        World Book Day

Who will be the next Times Table Rockstar in Year 1 this week?

Don't forget to log in to practise your times tables - you could be on our WALL OF FAME!


Good luck!! frown


Having fun in the snow!

Year 1 showing they have 'green fingers'!

We planted some cress seeds and made sure they had plenty of sunlight, water and warmth to make them grow!


Year 1 Spring Term 2019


Dear Parents and Children,


Happy New Year and welcome back to school! Mrs Stow and I hope that you all had a happy and restful holiday.


We are looking forward to the new term and hope that you are too.  The Class 1 assembly will take place on Friday 25th January, so save the date!



With regards to homework, we will continue to send spellings home each Friday, to be tested the following Friday. English and Maths will alternate from week to week. It will be sent home on a Friday and will be collected in the following Wednesday. There will be a big push on reading this term so please make sure you read your books!


A topic project to be completed by 15th February will be sent home the week commencing the 14th January 2018.


Thank you for your continued help in ensuring this work is completed.


Home/School Diaries.

Mrs Stow and I will continue to check these diaries every Monday and Friday morning. If you need to contact us on any other day, please feel free to speak to us either before school or at home time - alternatively you can make an appointment to speak to me after school.


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let us know.


Kind Regards


Mrs Johnson 

Welcome to Class 1

I hope you have had a fantastic summer and are looking forward to a new school year in Class 1 - I can't wait to hear all about your adventures over the last 6 weeks!


We've got some exciting work planned for this first half term, building on the skills already learnt in Reception. We will continue with our daily phonics as well as introducing more formal maths and English lessons.  Our first topic is ‘Toys' and this will link into our work wherever possible - including geography, where we will learn about our local area and history, and science, where will explore different materials that toys are made from.


This week we will be choosing two School Council representatives and two Eco-Council representatives, which will involve attending some meetings and reporting back to the rest of the class. We also have a Church service on Friday morning to welcome us all in to the new school year.


Please find some other useful information below:


Home/School Diaries

These will be checked every Monday and Friday, so please feel free to send any messages or important information that you would like us to know. You can also use this to record your child's daily reading until we receive separate reading records. It is recommended that children in Year 1 should read for at least 10 minutes per day.


Home Learning

Children will receive homework on a Friday and should return this by the following Wednesday for marking and feedback. Homework will alternate between English and Maths each week and will always be work which consolidates the learning for that week: this could be an online task, a practical activity or a worksheet. Homework is a fantastic way to reinforce learning done in school and we really appreciate your support with thissmiley.


It is also recommended that children in Year 1 should read for 10 minutes per day, practice number bonds twice a week and phonics/spellings three times a week. Children will be issued with a list of high frequency words that they will be expected to read and spell, which will be changed regularly. Please see the separate home learning page for some websites and online activities which could be useful.


Finally, children will also be set one task per term (from a choice of two) which will be linked to their topic learning.


Please see the designated home learning area of the class page for further information as this will be updated regularly.



Please ensure that all uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled with your child’s name so that it can be returned if it gets lost. Although our PE days are currently Monday and Thursday afternoons, PE kits should be kept in school at all times in case of timetable changes. Long hair should be tied back for safety reasons during PE lessons.



If you have any questions, queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to let me know. I am happy to book in appointments with any parents/guardians or you can leave me a message in the home/school diary.


We're really looking forward to getting started on what is going to be a fantastic first half term in year 1 smiley!


Mrs Johnson 





Our Class Value is Kindness

In Class 1, we pledge to be kind to all.


Year 1 Curriculum Newsletter