Year 1

Year 1 - Autumn 1 2022

Welcome to Year 1!


 PE will be on a Wednesday and will start back with our first lesson this term on Wednesday 7th Sepember with our focus being 'Games'.  Our PE lessons will be outdoors and we will focus on developing our throwing, running and jumping skills.

PE kit is white T-shirt, shorts and pumps - all items to be named please and in a bag ready to store on your child's own named peg.  Naming a P.E. really helps the children. Thank you.



The children will be given a reading book and a reading log. The reading log can be completed at home and in school. Please can the book bag with log and reading book be brought in everyday. Thank you. 

As the pupils have moved to Year 1 they will be given a login to access Bug Club. This is an on-line reading scheme we use in school and can be used at home.

 Bug Club: Bug Club reading books will assigned to each child. Their login's will be placed inside their reading logs. Pupils can also read these books and complete the online activities matched to the book. See the link below.



The pupils will participate in a daily phonics session within smaller groups. Phonics will support the pupils both with their reading and writing. Towards the end of Year 1 all pupils will be assessed on their phonics. Consequently thoughout the year the pupils may receive homework to support their phonic knowledge. The phonic screening check will commence the week beginning 12th June 2023. The pupils will read a list of real and non-real (alien) words to assess their decoding skills. 

 Phonics: This Phonics Screening Check will commence week beginning Monday 12th June 2023.

Pupils will have daily phonics lessons using Read Write Inc. Pupils can play phonics games at home to help them such as:



Spellings will be given out on a Monday and tested on the Friday that week unless there is a bank holiday then we will give out the spellings on a Tuesday. Thank you



Homework will be given out on a Monday and expected back the following Monday unless it is a bank holiday then it will be given out on a Tuesday. 



 Our text this half term The Secret of Black Rock by Joe Todd. Our focus this half term will be to compose and write our own Return Story drawing on learning from the text and our own experiences. 

The Secret of Black Rock: Joe Todd Stanton: 9781911171744:  Books


For maths this half term we will be learning about numbers to 10 and learning to recall number facts to 10 and 5. The pupils will also engage in addition and subtraction of numbers within 10. 

 Numbots: Pupils will be given a Numbots login. This will also be placed inside the cover of their reading logs. Pupils will have access in school and can play at home to unlock maths levels. 

 NumBots - Apps on Google Play


Our focus this half term is observing seasonal changes. As the seasons change we will also be looking at how the season is changing from summer to autumn.  We will reflect on our observations and will be looking for signs of autumn in nature. 

We will also be learning about body parts both animals and humans and learn about which body part is associated with each sense. 



Our topic this term is the Great Fire of London.  We will be learning about what life was like in 1666. What caused the fire to start and why is spread so quickly. 


 Thank you 

Mrs West

  • Mrs West

    Year 1 Class Teacher

  • Mrs Davies

    Year 1 Class Teaching Assistant