Year 1

Daily virtual lessons for children
From Monday 23rd March we’re scheduling Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home.
We will release three short Speed Sound lessons with one of our trainers every day for the next two weeks. The films will only be available at the times below:
  • Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm
  • Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm
  • Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm
Please note: the films are streamed live and won’t be available at other times.
We’re also releasing a film of a poem for Reception and Year 1 children to join in with at 2.00 pm every day. The poems will be available on YouTube to watch again and again. 
A great opportunity for children to learn these by heart!
Films for parents
Films for parents to help their child learn to read at home with Read Write Inc. Phonics are available on our website and YouTube channel. The YouTube channel will have a quick face-lift to help parents find the films easily. We’re adding a parent film to Facebook every day too.

Key Learning for our Year 1 children is  Read Write Inc Phonics, we have direct links to the RWI site with guidance for parents and resources for you to share with your child/ren.  A little bit and often is the best way forward to keep their current skill level active – enjoy and make learning fun!


Access Active Fusion through Social Media

Twinkl offer one months free access and have provided lesson packs for all year groups.  Click the link below or go to and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS for a collection of Interactive Go!

Click on the hyperlink below to access online home learning activities

Learning Projects from RobinhoodMAT

Literacy Activities

Let’s Think English (LTE)

Click on the link below then just add your first name and school name, expect a delay before the link opens

Maths Activities

Maths Mastery



ICT Coding

Physical Activities

Welcome to Year 1

Meet the team…

Mrs Robinson Class Teacher and SENDCo

Mrs Elmore Class Teacher and music Co-ordinator

Mrs Bond Learning Support and Nurture Practitioner

Mrs Kaur learning Support and Cover Supervisor

Current Learning

Year 1 is having a ‘Royal’ start this term. Our theme is ‘Bright Lights, Big Cities’ and will cover all curriculum areas including Geography, History and much more (see Parent Topic leaflet).

Topic/Literacy will involve exploring texts including ‘The Queen’s Knickers’ by Nicholas Allen and other stories including Katie in London, Charlie and Lola: We completely must go to London and Children in London. These texts will support us in building knowledge and skills in reading, comprehension and grammar.

In Mastery Maths we will be developing our mathematical skills and look at in-depth Time and numbers to 20. Greater depth learning will include explaining our answers in full sentences; solving word problems and investigating properties of numbers.

For RE this half term we are studying Islam:

The Birth of Muhammad Milad Un Nabi

A typical day in Year 1 …..

8.50-9.00 Registration

9.00-10.00 Phonics

10.00-10.20 Maths Meeting

10.20-10.40 Handwriting

10.40-11.00 Assembly

11.00-11.15 Playtime

11.15-12.15 Maths Mastery

12.15-1.15 Lunchtime

1:15-1.20 Registration

1.20-1.30 Class Phonics

1.30-3.10 Cornerstones Topic

3.10-3.30 Story time and ready for home

Bright Lights,  Big City

In the Bright Lights, Big City project, your child will take part in a royal tea party to launch our topic and learn about Queen Elizabeth II. During the first few weeks they will learn about the countries that make up the United Kingdom, including their location, capital cities and some of their physical and human features. When looking at London Landmarks in week 2 please feel free to send in any pictures of you and your child in London if you have visited. The children will receive their home learning this week which will be an addition to their artwork in class and will also link to 2D Shape work previously taught in the Maths Mastery curriculum. Please hand this in by Monday 10th February to class teachers so that the children can showcase their work.

We will read stories based around London such as Paddington at the Palace and Katie in London, along with our stories linked to cities and the Queen such as The Town Mouse and Country Mouse and the Queens Knickers. Please share any stories or non-fiction texts you may have at home which link to these topics.

From week 3 they will have the opportunity to do map work, using compasses and positional and directional language to plan routes around London. We will then research the cause and impact of the Great Fire of London and look at London old and new. They will learn about other capital cities around the world, including Kuala Lumpur, and compare how they are similar and different to London.

At the end of the topic the children will take part in a design and technology project focusing on the famous London Taxi. We will investigate wheels, axels and chassis, experimenting and exploring making our very own London Taxi. During this time any contributions of cardboard boxes, plastic tubs would be extremely appreciated in order to support your child with designing and making the inner workings of a London Taxi.

Year 1 Diary

Monday – Reader Leader Day Please bring diary to school

Tuesday – PE Please bring full PE kit

Friday – Reading books changed Please bring diary and reading book

Home Learning-

Children are encouraged to read at home at least five times per week. The Year group encourage this through ‘Reader Leader’ where children are rewarded through tokens and merits for great home reading.

Topic home learning will be given out at the beginning of each topic. Watch out for stickers in your child’s diaries for more information about this.

All children will take part in the annual ‘Spelling Bee’ competition. They will be supported by school and home to learn the spellings for their Year group common exception words.

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