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Year 1

You may find this information about the National Curriculum helpful:

In Year 1, the children become independent learners and thinkers.

Children enjoy being active in their learning, being responsible for their belongings and following the Golden Way!



Reading and Homework

Literacy homework is sent out on Thursday and due back in on Tuesday.

Mathletics homework is set on Thursday and due to be completed by Tuesday.

Read for 10 minutes every night, you can read a book, a newspaper, a magazine, or on a tablet. Don't forget to sign your Champion Reading Record to earn your Can Do Tickets.




In Year 1, each week children learn about a book based around our topic. The children have many opportunities to write for different purposes such as a character descriptions, retells, reports and creative stories. Year 1 children always use neat and legible handwriting style and use their phonic knowledge to spell words. Children focus on developing knowledge of vocabulary, connectives, sentence openers and a variety of punctuation in their of writing.


Children take part in Go Read each week, focusing on segmenting and blending and understanding of the story.


In June of Year 1, all the children complete a national phonics test which takes place in all schools across the UK




In maths, children are learning about (in fun and creative practical ways):

3D shapes





Number sequencing

Number stories

Multiplication and division

2, 5 and 10 timestables



Important Learning

Autumn 1 – All Around the World (Animals and Habitats)

Autumn 2 - Stories by the Same Author (Julia Donaldson)

Spring 1- Pirates

Spring 2 -  Poetry

Summer 1- Nocturnal Animals 

Summer 2- Under the Sea




P.E. kit needs to be in school every day.




The Farm

Myddleton house gardens



Be a Can Do Kid in Year 1

Have your homework ready for Tuesday

Complete your Mathletics homework and Champion Reading Card

Have your PE kit in school everyday

Take home letters to your parents!