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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Welcome everybody to the Year 1 section of the website.

Class Teachers:

1CR Mrs Carroll/ Mrs Rycroft
1G Miss Greenhaigh
1M Miss Marron

Mrs Boden will teach 1M on a Thursday

Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Taylor, Miss Dwyer, Mrs Osanloo, Mrs Andrews, Mrs Armes

If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Year 1 team.

Reading at home

Children have been given clear folders to keep their reading books and reading records safe and secure. Please ensure that these folders are handled with care and brought back into school everyday. During the week, adults in school will continue to listen and assess their reading and they will be given a new book to take home. Children need to read their reading books at home every night for approximately 10-15 minutes. Please can adults sign their record book each time their child reads, so that we know how much they have practised. Children also have a set of key words to practise reading at home each night. These words should be read by sight, without sounding out. Books will be changed once a week and new key words will be given out when the child is confident with their current set. 

Throughout Year One, children are expected to read their books and practise their key words every night for home work. We will also set homework tasks onto Seesaw each week. Please keep checking your child's seesaw account to ensure that homework is accessed and completed. 


We have P.E. on a Tuesday and Thursday

A gentle reminder that our school P.E. kit is a plain white t-shirt, black shorts, jogging bottoms or leggings and black pumps or trainers for outdoor sports, without visible branding. 

Water bottles and snacks

Don't forget to bring a water bottle to school each day - it is important for children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please label bottles and refill them each day. 

Children are welcome to bring a healthy snack such as fruit and vegetables to school each day for snack time, but are also offered a piece of fruit from each day. Bread sticks and milk can be purchased at the start of each half-term. Please contact the school office for further information.


This half term we will be investigating, performing and writing our own shape poem. Next, we will read 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch by Ronda and David Armitage where we will use the story as inspiration to write instructions. After this, we will learn about Grace Darling and write diary entries and a newspaper article. Finally, to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee we will read the stories, ‘The Queen’s Hat’ and ‘The Queen’s Handbag’ by Steve Antony before writing our own version using local landmarks.

In writing, we will be focusing on improving the fluency and legibility of handwriting.  Children will be encouraged to make effective vocabulary choices in their writing to suit the text type when writing.  

Children will have a spelling test each week. Please ensure your child can read and spell these words. These will be uploaded to SeeSaw.


In Mathematics this term we will be learning about multiplication and division, fractions, position and direct, place value (within 100), money and time.

To help your child, please practise the number bonds to 10 and 20 and practise the 2, 5 and 10 times timetables. Please use Numbots and TTRockstars, as this is an excellent maths app designed to make learning maths fun. You will find your child’s username and password in their reading record.    


In Science, we are learning about ‘Plants’. We will learn how to identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees. We will classify the different types of plants. In addition to this, we will learn how to identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees. We will also get the opportunity to plant some flowers and observe them closely over time and gather and record data.


Our History topic this term is 'How has nursing changed?' We will be exploring famous nurses such as Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole, Edith Cavell and investigate the differences between the past and present. 


Our Geography topic this half term is, ‘What makes Manchester Great?' In this unit of work, we will recap the continents and oceans of the world, the countries which make up the UK and their capital cities. We will explore our local area during a field trip and discuss our likes and dislikes of the area. We will learn about our local landmarks as well as learning about the different types of houses and homes and the different jobs people do in our local area. We will use directional language, learn about maps and create our own.