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Year 1

Welcome to Class 1!


Teachers: Mrs Gibson and Miss Johnson

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Higgins and Miss Timms


Thank you for visiting our class page. Here, you can find information about our topics, homework expectations in Year 1 and our P.E. lessons. You can also find some useful documents as well as being able to see updates about our learning.




Our topics for the following year are as follows:

Autumn 1- Dinosaurs

Autumn 2- Childhood

Spring 1- Poles Apart

Spring 2- People and Animals

Summer 1- Once Upon a Time...

Summer 2- Nature Explorers 


Knowledge organisers will be uploaded onto the class page each half term.


Homework Expectations

READING: In Year 1, children are expected to read at home every night in order to develop their fluency, comprehension and vocabulary. All children have a homework diary in which they should record which page of their book they are up to.


SPELLINGS: Children will receive a sheet of spellings at the beginning of each half term and it includes all the spellings they need to learn each week. The spellings correspond to the phonics being taught in class.  Children are expected to practise these at home and there will be a spelling test in school every Friday.


MATHS: Children have a mental maths homework book and are required to complete a double page of Maths homework per week. This goes home on a Tuesday and must be handed in the following Monday.

We also recommend that your child regularly logs on to 'Numbots' to answer questions to help improve their fluency with number. 






Year 1 will have P.E. on Mondays and Tuesdays


PE kit consists of:

School jumper

Purple PE t-shirt or yellow/purple polo shirt

Black shorts or joggers - No logo or pattern



Forest School kit is the same as the PE kit but with a warm and weather proof coat, hat and gloves and waterproof trousers if you have a pair.





In Year 1 we begin to learn cursive writing.  Please feel free to use the following powerpoint with your children at home to help develop their cursive style! 

Cursive writing

Help with Phonics

Phase 5 phonics is taught throughout Year 1 and children should be confidently reading and writing these sounds by the end of the school year. We have included a phase 5 sounds mat above so you can check the sounds your child already knows and which they might have forgotten.

By being able to read and write these sounds your child will be learning how to read and spell decodable words.

The links below are for activities that will consolidate this work.

Common exception words are words that appear regularly in day-to-day language but which can’t be decoded using normal phonetic rules. That’s why these words are both tricky and essential for pupils to learn and a word mat has been included above.