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Year 1

Year 1

Welcome to the Year One web page. In Year One we enjoy learning and exploring in different ways as well as gaining our independence. Our provision activities will be linked in with all our topics so children are able to learn through play. In Year 1 Percy Shaw the class teacher is Miss Naaz and in Year 1 Amy Johnson class the class teacher is Miss Woodcock-Shaw. The teaching assistants are Mrs Kaur and Miss Kitson.


Our IPC topic for Summer 1 is 'Flowers and Insects'. English we will be doing creative writing around flowers and jungles . We have linked this IPC topic to ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ to inspire our writing. In science we will be learning about the different parts of a plant and the function of each part. We will be looking at what plants need to grow. We will also be looking at insects and learning about the different parts of an insect. In Art we will be looking at different artists who have represented flowers and insects in their work and we will begin to make our own pieces of work using flowers and insects. 


In Summer 2 our IPC topic is ‘ A day in the life’. In History we will be looking at the jobs our parents or grandparents did and compare this to what we have now. In Geography we will look at the different jobs people do around the world. In Art we will be designing and making our own costume. As part of this topic we will be getting special visitors to come to school and speak to us about the jobs they do. We will also do some creative writing on jobs we may want to do in the future. 

We love to read!

When you are reading with your child please ask questions about what your child is reading and their opinions on the book as well as signing their reading diary.  It is important that your child listens to stories read and told by an adult too.

Examples of questions include:

  • What is your favourite part of the story?
  • Can you describe the characters and settings?
  • What might happen next?
  • Can you find a word that means the same as……?


In June, the children in Year 1 will be sitting a phonics screening test. Staff will be working very hard to support your children and to help them pass this test.

If you would like to do some further practise with your child or require information please check the website below.

Another website that is good for generating practise materials is:  

ALL the phonics sounds are provided in the middle of your child's reading record.  Please practise EVERY DAY.  This will really help to improve your child's reading, spelling and writing.

In Maths we are looking at the value of numbers and are using lots of equipment and images to help us show this. We will then use this knowledge to solve problems and mathematical sentences. We really enjoy being practical in maths and believe it is the best way to learn how to solve problems.

To help your child at home please practice counting in 1's, 2's, 5's and 10's backwards and forwards starting at any number up to 100. Also practice doubling and sharing numbers, this can be done anywhere, even when you’re out shopping!

Homework is given on Friday and is due back the following Wednesday.  Reading should be done EVERY DAY for about ten minutes.  

In Science, this term we are focussing on Everyday Materials. 

In Computing we are learning to use technology safely and respectfully, whilst understanding what algorithms are and how we can use them in our work.

P.E. is on Tuesday and Thursday for Amy Johnson class and Wednesday and Thursday for Percy Shaw.

Percy Shaw will visit the school library on a Wednesday and Amy Johnson will visit the library on a Thursday.

If you have any questions please feel free to come and speak to us.



Miss Naaz and Miss Woodcock-Shaw