Year 1


Welcome to Year 1’s page! 

In Year 1 we love learning new things.

Please ensure your child always has a PE kit in school.

Book bags are sent home on Fridays and should be returned by the following Thursday. Inside there will be a reading book, a Phonics book, some homework and spellings. Please spend a few minutes every day listening to your child read. You can also help your child at home by working together on their homework.

Children who return their completed homework can earn a dojo!


In Science, we have been learning about our bodies and our senses. We tasted and smelt different foods and felt different textures. We also made our own instruments and listened to the sounds that they made. We also learnt about different plants.


We are now learning about different materials and their properties.


In Year 1, we love to read! We spend time in the library choosing books to take away with us, as well as reading in our classrooms. We also spend time learning the different sounds and strategies needed for us to read words. We use fred talk to break a word up and then put it all back together again.


In Maths, we have been learning all about addition, subtraction and place value. We have learnt to use different equipment to solve problems and been trying different deeper thinking challenges!


We have been learning the Pirate Pete story. We have been using a story maps and actions to help us with retelling the story. We are now beginning to use capital letters for names of people and places, as well as at the start of sentences. We can also use question marks and conjunctions in our sentences.


In History, we have been learning all about toys from the past. We looked at different old toys and thought about which ones were our favourite. They looked very different from the toys that we have now!