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Rowanfield Infant


Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Introduce the Team

Mrs Francis - Class 4 Teacher

Miss Hillebrandt - Class 5 Teacher

Miss Timmins - Class 6 Teacher

Mrs Clarke- PPA Teacher

Miss George- PPA Teacher

Miss Williams- Class 4 TA

Mrs Parsloe- Class 4 TA

Miss Roberts - Class 5 TA

Mrs Shafiei - Class 5 TA

Miss Joynes- Class 6 TA

Mrs Khan- Class 6 TA

Mrs Riddall - Intervention TA

Start and End of Day Routine

Each morning your child should enter through the double doors on the right of the hall, you will see one of the Year 1 teachers at the entrance. The Year 1 entrance opens at 8:45am. Although teachers are happy to talk with parents briefly at this time, we ask that if you have a more detailed matter to discuss you arrange a mutually convenient time after school.  Children are also welcome to attend Breakfast Club at 8.30am where toast, crumpets and juice are provided free of charge and is open to all children.

As of 8.55am your child will be classed as late as this is when the registers close. Please ensure your child is on time each day as in the mornings we spend time learning our phonics.

The school day for Year 1 ends at 3:00pm and the children leave via their class door. Class 4 is by the gate next to the children’s centre. Class 5 and 6 will exit via the double door on the right of the hall.


P.E. and Forest School Days

Class 4

Forest School - Monday

P.E. - Wednesday and Thursday 

Class 5

Forest School - Tuesday 

P.E. - Wednesday and Thursday 

Class 6

Forest School - Thursday

P.E. - Tuesday and Wednesday


For more information on PE and Forest School kit please click here.


Overview of the Curriculum


year 1 autumn theme web 1.pdf


year 1 spring theme web.pdf



In maths, the children have been learning about the numbers within 20 and will be building each term to 100. The children have been unpicking the numbers to ensure they have a good understanding of number. We have been learning about the place value of numbers and how to do addition and subtraction. 


In English, we will learn a number of well known stories such as The Colour Monster, The Tiger Who Came To Tea, The Smartest Giant in Town and more! Learning these stories will allow us to change these stories using our own ideas. During these lessons, we will refine our letter formation and learn what a sentence is and how to create our own sentences correctly. 

ELS (Essential Letters and Sounds)

We will start the year by recapping Phase 5 sounds and applying them to our reading. We will then move on to learning alternative sounds, learning where they are commonly found in words. 


In Science, we will begin learning about everyday materials. We will learn the names of different materials and explore their properties. 


We have been learning about our Rowanfield values, Dream, Drive, Duty and Dazzle. This term, we will be looking in detail about what makes us unique and special. We will find out about ourselves and our friends, how we are similar and different. We will be learning about our body parts and what the word private means in regards to our bodies. 


During our history unit, we will learn about significant individuals- explorers. We will be learning about Neil Armstrong and Ibn Battuta to find out how their journey's became significant. 


In RE, we will learn about the religion Judaism. We will find out about Jewish beliefs and explore festivals that are celebrated as well as why they are important to Judaism. 


This term out focus will be digital painting. We will explore how we can paint on a computer and develop our computer skills to create our own digital masterpiece.

Art and Design and Technology

This term we will be focusing on Art- Colour Splash. During our lessons we will look at different ways to make colours and textures using paint and different techniques. 

Homework Expectations

Your child will receive spellings every Friday which will be due back the following Friday. These spellings will cover the Year 1 common exception words and the phonic sounds they have learnt in school each week. There will be a maths activity that will be linked to what has been learnt in school each week. 

Reading at home is very important in Year One. We know that learning to read is a life-long skill that will unlock the whole curriculum for your child. It is really important that you read at home with your child to help them consolidate their sounds they have learnt in class, develop their fluency and support their comprehension. It is also important to record any time spent reading in their reading record so they can earn their ‘Days read at home’ award!


Useful Links for Home Learning



White Rose Maths



The Literacy Shed

Phonics Play

Oxford Owl (Includes free e-books for children ages 3-7yrs)



Autodesk Instructables

Science BOB



BBC Bitesize

Oak National Academy