Welcome to Year One 





Class News

  • Welcome to Year One!  Your staff in Year One are Miss Blanche (teacher), Mrs Wasilewski (TA in 1B), Mrs Sinclair (teacher), Mrs Reynolds (TA in 1S), Miss Mountford (LSA in 1S) and Mrs Ranaweera (LSA in 1S).

  • It is our final term in Year One - it's gone so quick!!  We are preparing for Year Two by becoming more independent, resilient and challenging ourselves more in our learning. 
  • The Government phonic screening check is very soon - the week beginning Monday 11th June.  Please keep practicing digraph hunting an reading longer words.
  • This term we will be visiting places in our local area and will need help so please keep a look out for requests for volunteers!
  • Just in case of snow (!!!!!) click here.


Key dates to remember:

6th June- Sports day NEW DATE

18th June-INSET day

 3rd July-Exhibition evening

12th July- transition day (children spend time with their new teachers)

20th July - last day of term




*Coins - value of money and making amounts.

*Multiplication - repeated addition, arrays.

Division - repeated subtraction and sharing equally (also use of arrays).

*Place value - partitioning numbers over 20 up to 100, eg 34 = 30 + 4.  Using beadstrings to make these larger numbers.


*Addition and subtraction of larger numbers - using number lines and hundred grids.


*Telling the time on an analogue clock to the o'clock and half past.

*Understanding the direction of clockwise.

*Knowing which hand is which - minute hand, hour hand and second hand.

*That there are 60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour and 24 hours in  day, 7 days in a week.




TV Chefs

*Following instructions - linking to algorithms.

*Using the video function on ipads.

*Clear speaking skills.





*Recounts - writing about the things we have done and experienced, using past tense, first person and sequencing language such as first, next, then.

Descriptive pieces - using lots of adjectives and adventurous vocabulary and synonyms

*Instructions - ordering, using numbers, putting things in sequence.

*Explanation texts - explaining why we did something, eg watered seeds.

*Punctuation - commas in lists, question marks, exclamation marks, apostrophes.






*Floor and apparatus work

*Balancing on different parts of the body.

*Balancing on apparatus




*Focus on athletic skills.


*Bats and balls.

*Golf skills.

*Hockey skills.

*Target throwing and aiming.





  • Identifying and naming local plants, eg daffodil, primrose, buttercup, daisy, etc.
  • Looking after plants and knowing what they need to grow. 
  • Sketching and drawing different plants.
  • Comparing and contrasting plants.
  • Knowing the parts of plants and what their purpose is.


*Collage - joining different materials to create a picture.

*Lines and different types of paint brushes to create different lines.

*Primary and secondary colours.

*Sculptures with clay and saltdough.





Our Home

 *Looking at our country and our local area of Potters Bar.

*Continents of the world.

*Countries in the UK.

*Flags and landmarks in the UK.

*Our local area and the land use - eg shops, woodland, etc.

*Looking at man made and natural resources and objects.