Welcome to Year 1

In Year 1 we learn and play together with Mrs Garratt and Mrs Kellman.

Mrs Waterhouse is our super HLTA who covers Mrs Garratt on Tuesday afternoon and Mrs Kellman on Wednesday afternoon and all day Friday.

Our super teaching assistants are:

  • Miss Bate
  • Mrs Buxton
  • Mrs Sunderland (1-1)
  • Miss Buxton (1-1)

We are always happy to help and you will find us on the door before or after school every day!


Key Information


  • Please check that your child has the correct uniform, including pumps, in line with our uniform policy. 
  • Please also ensure that all items of clothing, including pumps, PE kits and uniform are clearly labelled with your child's name. 


Please ensure that your child has their book bag at school every Wednesday. This will enable us to access their reading books and records and issue a new book. We now only change book bags on Wednesdays, so please try to bring them on the correct day.  Book bags will go home on a Friday.


The children will do outdoor PE on a Fridayafternoon weather permitting. Please ensure that your child had an outdoor kit in school. 


Wednesday morning is indoor P.E day.



In Year 1 your child will be expected to complete reading, maths and spelling homework every week:


Reading - Reading books will be changed every Wednesday. All children will bring home a reading book with sounds they have been learning in phonics that week. Children will bring home a book every Friday and should read over the weekend before returning on Wednesday. Children will be familiar with the sounds in the book so should be encouraged to read with increasing speed.


Maths - This will be linked to what your child has been learning in class that week and should be at an appropriate level for your child to work with some independence, though they may need some support at times. We will send the homework books out on a Wednesday and homework is due back in the following Wednesday morning. 


Spelling - Children will be set weekly Spelling Shed homework which they can complete  by using their own unique spelling login found in the front of their reading log.

Autumn 2 Newsletter

1-Minute Maths

Year 1 Curriculum

Please see below for details about Year 1's curriculum.

If you would like any further information about our curriculum, please speak to a member of the Year 1 team.

Year 1 Long Term Plan 2023-24

Our Knowledge Organisers

Science- Humans

Science- Seasonal Changes (Autumn)

Geography-My Locality

DT- Cooking

History- Toys