Welcome to Year One 





Class News

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

  • Welcome to Year One!  It is a fun year where children make amazing progress; academically, emotionally and socially. 
  • This term we are focusing on independence both in learning and self help skills.  Things like hanging up our own book bag, remembering our own belongings, doing our own buttons and tucking our shirts in, finding help from various resources such as word mats, sound mats, friends etc.
  • Please remember that if you have any worries, concerns or issues come and chat with us - we have more time at the end of the day.
  • Just in case of snow (!!!!!) click here.


Key dates to remember:

Wed 3rd Oct - Harvest assembly

Wed 10th Oct - open morning

Mon 22nd Oct - parent consultations 1pm to 7pm

29th to 2nd Oct - HALF TERM

Fri 7th Dec - Y1 singing concert 2.30pm

Tues 18th Dec OR Thurs 20th Dec - pantomime

Mon 10th Dec - Christmas fayre

Wed 12th Dec - Christmas lunch

Fri 21st Dec - school finishes at 1.15pm




*Using different resources including tens frames and beadstrings.

*Drawing number patterns linked to dice and dominoes.

*Reading and drawing the bar model and cherry model as well as number sentences

Mental Fluency

*Counting forwards and backwards up to 20 then beyond.

*Finding one more and one less than any number.

*Number bonds of ten.





Positional Language

*Following instructions - linking to algorithms.

*Using positional language including above, below, beside, next to, on top of.

*Using directional language including forwards, backwards, left and right.

*Clear speaking skills.





*Letter formation - correct formation and orientation.

*Simple sentences using capital letters, spaces between words, full stops.

*Using phonic skills to sound out short and longer words.  Use digraphs when sounding out.

*Reading short words and extending to longer.

*Recognizing the digraphs ch, sh, th, qu, ay, ee, igh, ow, oo, ar, ir, or, ou, oy, air.








*Floor and apparatus work

*Travelling on different body parts including hopping, jumping, running, sliding, twisting, spinning.

*Travelling on apparatus including under, over, through.


*Large ball skills.

*Throwing and catching to each other and to themselves.

*Types of throws and passes - underarm, overhead, chest, bounce.




*Naming local trees including Sycamore, Oak, Horse Chestnut, Silver Birch and Holly.

*Comparing and contrasting the trees.

*Naming the seeds from the trees including acorns, conkers, sycamore seeds, berries.



*Washes - watercolours.

*Line drawing - oil pastels.

*Paper tearing, scrunching, twirling, etc.




 *Maps - walking around local areas - pond.

*Making maps using objects.

*Drawing simple maps - birds eye view.

*Using symbols on maps.

*Directional and positional language.