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Year 1 Team

Class 4 
Teacher: Miss George and Mrs Hosford 
TA: Miss Beresford

Class 5 
Teacher: Miss Hillebrandt
TA: Mrs Smith

Class 6 
Teacher: Mrs Ellis
TA: Miss Roberts

PPA Teachers
Mrs Oates

Supporting TAs

Mrs Shafiei

Mrs Riddall

Mrs Budworth


How To Teach Your Child Phonics.







  Year 1 Information

Timetable for PE and Forest School


Class 4

PE: Thursday 

Forest School: Monday


Class 5

PE: Wednesday

Forest School: Friday


Class 6

PE: Tuesday

Forest School: Thursday


Core Subjects


Throughout our Math's Learning Journey, we will provide children with a range of learning objectives based upon a specific Math's topic area.  On a daily basis, this enables us to focus our teaching upon their specific needs and provides the opportunity for the children to apply their Math's skills in a range of contexts. We use PAC to provide children with the opportunities to practise, apply (extend and challenge) and create in each Math's topic area.

In September we focused our learning on Place Value where we identified 1 more and 1 less. In Math's Facts we focused on counting numbers up to 100. In order to support your children at home you could sing along to the following songs. 

Jack Hartmann counting to 20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MVzXKfr6e8

Jack Hartmann counting to 100 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TgLtF3PMOc

Jack Hartmann counting in 2's https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCxvNtrcDIs 

English (Talk 4 Writing)

In English, we follow the Talk 4 Writing structure when planning our English learning journeys.  

To learn more about Talk 4 Writing, visit the following website: http://www.talk4writing.co.uk/

We started the school year with poetry. We learnt a poem all about bugs which allowed us to build word banks ready for our Quest story. We story mapped the poem and learnt it using different voices, some silly and some sensible with actions. This helped us remember the poem. This poem linked to our our first Talk 4 Writing unit which was all about Beautiful Butterflies!


Reading is important in all year groups but particularly in Year 1 as your children will sit their Phonics Screening Test in June. This assessment include tests your child's phonics knowledge and how well they have progressed. With this in mind, it is important that your children reads regularly at home to help them build confidence, develop fluency and are able to answer questions based on the text they have read. Your child will read with an adult on a 1:1 basis and in small groups during the school day and in our book club sessions. Your child's will be allocated a book changing day. If you are unsure which day your child's book changing day is please look in their reading record or ask their teacher.  


Developing fluency is important when encouraging your child/ren to read however, asking questions when listening to them read is equally important as it helps them to understand the text they have read. Below are some questions you could ask your children when listening to them read. 


Draw on knowledge of vocabulary to understand texts 

  • The word ___means… 
  • Which word means the same as ___
  • Find and copy one word which shows ___.
  • What does ___ mean?
  • Which word in the text describes ___? 

Identify/explain key aspects of fiction and non-fiction texts, such as characters, events, titles and information

  • What was [character] doing at time/place?
  • Where did [character] look for / find [object/character]
  • What happens when ___?
  • What is [retrieve specific detail from text]?
  • Explain why [something happened / something was said]
  • How did / Why did [something happen]?
  • Where are/ is the [character(s)] at the beginning/end of the story?

 Make inferences from the text

  • [quote from the text] This means... 
  • Why did ___?
  • Why did [character] describe [noun] as a [metaphor]?
  • The story shows that [character] was… [give tick box options].
  • How do you think [character] felt at the end of the story? Why did he/she feel like that?
  • Why did the [character] [action]?
  • Why did the [character] say, [quote]? 

For more information on reading please look at the website provided. 


Forest School

Please ensure that you provide your children with suitable, warm outdoor clothing which is allowed to get muddy. This should include trousers, a long sleeve top and jumper and a warm coat. We will go out to Forest School in all weather conditions. Wellies also need to be brought into school named and in a carrier bag. Hats and gloves are also a good idea for when the weather is particularly cold.


As the weather improves the children may be outside for their PE sessions. Please ensure that your child always has an appropriate PE kit in school. Your child will need shorts and a t-shirt for indoor PE and joggers and a jumper for outdoor PE.  We recommend outdoor trainers for outdoor PE – please note pumps don’t provide very good support for young feet when partaking in outdoor sports.  Indoor PE can be done in bare foot, however some parents choose to buy their children indoor pumps. Please ensure PE kits are in school at all times. We will send home PE kits every half term to be washed; please can it be returned on the first day back. 

3D Curriculum

In our 3D curriculum lessons this term, our focus is Law and Order. We weave geography and history teaching through these lessons whilst also providing children with an awareness of their community and the world around them. We have weekly lessons in P4C (Philosophy for Children) that are used to explore driving questions that arise during the 3D curriculum lessons.


 Year 1&2 History Spring 1