Year 1

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1C Class Teacher: Miss Cosgrove

1PR Class Teachers: Mrs Plant (Mon and Tues) and Mrs Robson (Wed, Thurs and Fri)

Year 1 Learning Support Assistants: Ms Nuttall and Mrs Murphy

Our Current Topics

Autumn 1 Curriculum


Unit based on the story ‘The Something’ by Rebecca Cobb

Writing outcomes: Narrative and Recount


Mathematics Mastery

Unit 1: Numbers to 10

Unit 2: Addition and Subtraction within 10

Unit 3: Shapes and Patterns



Observing: Our Living Earth

Focus on an environmental study and how to look after our world



Geography in our local area

A focused study on our school and the area directly around it, including map skills.


Art and Design

Drawing: Portraits

Can we draw a portrait/self-portrait?

Looking at the work of Picasso, Van Gogh and Kollwitz, leading us to draw and create our own self-portraits.


Philosophy for Children

New Beginnings



1C – Monday, 1PR – Tuesday

Please make sure your child comes to school in full P.E. kit on the appropriate day.



Homework is given on a Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. Please read with your child at home and write a short comment in your child’s reading log. Please ensure their reading books are brought to school every day in their book bags.

Below you will find information relating to Year 1 life...

In our english work, we develop our reading and writing skills through stories, drama, poetry and exciting, first- hand experiences. Enjoyment of reading and a love of books are encouraged through individual, guided and shared reading activities – we encourage the children to read every day at home, too!

In mathematics, we take part in lots of practical activities involving number, shape, space, measure, and problem- solving. We work alone, in partners, in small groups and as a class to improve our Numeracy skills and relate them to real-life situations.

Our afternoons includes History, Geography, Design Technology, Art and ICT and these subjects are taught through topics and key questions. The children also have weekly sessions of R.E., Music, Science, PSHE and P.E.

1C’s P.E. session is on Monday’s. 1PR have their P.E. session is on Tuesday’s. The children take part in athletics, dance and gymnastic activities and need to wear their P.E.kit on the appropriate day.

In Year 1, we will have a guided reading session in school once a week. This book will be kept in school. As well as this, your child will read an individual reading book in school with an adult, and then bring it home. This will happen twice a week. This book will be kept in your child’s plastic wallet and should be brought to school every day. Your child will also have the opportunity to take home a home reading book, which they can read by themselves. They will be able to change their home reading book every day, and put it into their book bag. They will be reminded to do this when they get to school.

Please read your child’s books with them. Talk to your child about the pictures, what they think is happening in the book, and whether they liked it. Ask your child to point to the words. If possible please write the date and book title in your child’s yellow reading record with a short comment to communicate with us in school that you have read with your child.

The children have a home-school link book. This book is designed for you to share all the lovely things you and your child do inside and outside of school. This book will be sent home with your child on Friday to be returned the following Wednesday.  Each week you’ll find some of things we have been doing in class as well as what’s coming up, spellings to learn and an activity for you to do at home with your child. As a school we also use the app Seesaw to help keep us connected and for home learning purposes. Please sign up to this app, as Home-School link sheets will be loaded up to it weekly. Your child can respond to the tasks set in the Home-School link book and return it to school as stated above or capture the learning on Seesaw and we will respond to it there. If you need a paper copy of the Home-School link sheet to come home weekly for whatever reason please let your child’s class teacher know. Likewise, if you need your child’s Seesaw details please contact a member of the year 1 team we will be happy to help with this.

If you have any questions about Year 1, please speak to a member of our staff on the gate at home-time or contact us via Seesaw or leave a message with the school office.


Celebrating Black History

Celebrating Black History

We had a great time in Year 1 learning all about Black History Month. We talked about Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela and finished by creating fantastic posters all about Nelson Mandela and the kind of man he was!

Autumn 1 English: ‘The Something’ by Rebecca Cobb

Autumn 1 English: ‘The Something’ by Rebecca Cobb

'The Something' by Rebecca Cobb  You would never believe what we found on the playground. A great big hole! We have spent time trying to figure out what on earth has happened. Boy did we have a lot of theories, from aliens to secret passageways. We received a letter...

Autumn 1 Mathematics

Autumn 1 Mathematics

Numbers to 10 So far, we have been working hard on our numbers within 10. We have been comparing values and representing them with our tens frames. What a cracking start to year 1! Addition and subtraction for numbers to 10 Fantastic team work today to work out...

Autumn 1 Science: how can we protect the environment?

Autumn 1 Science: how can we protect the environment?

Science: How can we protect the environment? In science, we made a human bar chart to show the modes of transport we use to travel to school. We also made some fantastic 'Walk to school' posters, to encourage us all to leave our car at home if we can....

Adventures in Greenbank park

Adventures in Greenbank park

Geography As part of our new geography topic we are beginning to consider and explore our local area. On Friday afternoons we visit Greenbank Park. In the coming weeks we will be working on our map skills but first we needed to have an explore and get our bearings....

Autumn 1 English ‘Here we are’ by Oliver Jeffers

Autumn 1 English ‘Here we are’ by Oliver Jeffers

Here we are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers At the start of term, we explored a new text ‘Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth’ by Oliver Jeffers. This book has allowed us to appreciate the great outdoors and all the wonderful things you...