Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

In Year 1 we love to make learning fun and engaging by being as active and child-led as possible. We focus our learning activities around interesting topics which allow us to explore the curriculum in a creative way.

Current Learning

Year 1 are having a ‘spooky’ start this September. Our theme is ‘Witches and Wizards’ and will cover all of the curriculum areas.

In Mastery Maths we will develop and use our ‘Wizardry’ mathematical skilling adjectives and look in-depth at numbers to 10. Greater depth learning will include explaining our answers in full sentences; solving word problems and investigating properties of numbers.

Literacy will involve exploring texts including ‘Room on the Broom’ by Julia Donaldson and the hilarious novel by Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul; ‘Winnie the Witch’. These texts will support us in forming full sentences, applying punctuation correctly and self-correcting.

Our learning will also be exploring paints and different art medias as we mix colours to create potions and magical patterns. In Forest School natural objects will be the ingredients for our ‘Nature Potions’ and the ‘potion’ theme will carry on as we make ‘Friendship Potions’.

A Typical Day in Year 1…

8.50-9.00 9.00-9.10 9.10-9.30 9.30-9.50 9.50-10.10 10.10-11.00 11.00-11.15 11.15-12.15
Registration Mastery Maths meeting Phonics reading book Phonics word time Assembly/Maths Pre-learning Mastery Maths Playtime Literacy
12.15-1.15 1.15-1.45 1.45-2.45 2.45-3.00 3.00-3.20 3.20-3.30 3.30
Lunchtime Handwriting Practice/SPAG Foundation/Topic Playtime Guided Reading Class book – Story time Home time


Home Learning


Maths Home Learning will be given out on Monday and collected in on Friday.

New spellings will be sent home on Tuesday to practice throughout the week. Spelling books are to be returned to school the following Tuesday ready for spelling tests.

Year 1 Diary

Tuesday PE Please bring full PE kit
Thursday Forest School Please bring waterproof clothing and suitable outdoor footwear
Friday – PE
– Big Maths Test Day
– Please bring full PE kit
– New sheets sent home

Meet the team…

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