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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!


Teachers: Mrs Bettison and Miss Bowden.


Teaching Assistants: Mrs Archer, Mrs Evans and Mrs Anderson.


PPA Teachers: Mrs Mitchell and Mrs Cowin.





General Information


Welcome to our Year 1 page. You will find all of the things you should need to know for the remainder of the school year.

Please feel free to contact the Year 1 team if you have something you wish to ask or would like to discuss. We have an open door policy and will see you as soon as possible. Please ask at the office if you would like to see us in person or would like to pass on a message.


Please see some general information below that will help your child in Year 1.


Book Bag:

All children require a book bag to store and transport reading books, spelling books and letters.


Water bottle:

A clear, labelled medium-sized water bottle with a sports-flip lid.

(To stop any spillage, please do not carry water bottles inside book bags)


Fruit & Snack:

All children in Year 1 will be provided with one piece of fruit per day from the school.

Please feel free to give children an additional healthy snack (clearly named) for their morning snack.


PE Days:

Indoor PE : Alternative Fridays   

Outdoor Games: Fridays 

PE Kit :  White shorts & T-shirt, trainers or plimsolls

          Tracksuit (any colour) as we will go outside in cold weather.  

                   Please make sure ALL PE kit and Uniform is clearly NAMED





Curriculum Overview


Throughout the school year, Year 1 will be covering a variety of topics, please see below each topic and when they will be covered.


Autumn Term 1   : Marvellous Me!

Autumn Term 2   : Celebrations and Festivals!

Spring Term 1     : Robots!

Spring Term 2     : Whatever the Weather!

Summer Term 1   : Amazing Animals!

Summer Term 2  : Happy Holidays!


Our topic this term is Celebrations and Festivals!


In English we will be listening to the stories of each festival and role-playing and writing about them 
In Maths we will find halves and describe position, investigate number facts and bonds to 10 and look at the measurement of time, length and weight.
In Science we will be learning about the seasons.

Our Art this term will be linked to different celebrations, including making Diva lamps.
In History we will be looking at the story of Guy Fawkes.
In RE we look at different religious festivals, including Diwali and in PSHE we will be looking at similarities and the importance of respect and tolerance.

Here is the a letter explaining all areas of learning in term 2:



Each week two or three books will be sent home in your child's book bag for your child to read.

Please make comments regarding their reading in the reading record book. We will only change your child's books if we can see that they have been read at home, a signiature is required. Your child will also have chosen a book from the school's library for you to share together. A new library book can be chosen each week (if the previous one has been returned),



In Year 1, understanding Phonics is key to every child's learning. To assist your child, we have added links to show the different phonic sounds that your child learns throughout the year.

We have also added links to the high frequency and tricky words which your child is expected to learn this year. 

Your child will also have spellings to learn each week, please encourage the correct letter formation.

Year 1 common exception words



Key performance indicators:


  • Counting to 110 from 0 or any given number
  • Counting in 10's to 100
  • Counting in 2's to 20 
  • Counting in 5's to 50 
  • Counting back from 110 to 0 
  • To read numbers to 100 in numerals
  • To write numbers to 100 in numerals
  • To write numbers to 20 in numerals and words 


The children will be tested fortnightly on the challenge chair, Good luck and have fun!


Challenge Chair! 


The first challenge will be counting from 0 to 20 and back again.


The second challenge will be naming all coins by size, colour and shape rather than by reading the number.


Please support your child with regular practise at home.

When your child feels confident, they can sit the challenge from Monday 5th November.