Hi and welcome to Year 1 and 2!
Our teachers in Year 1/2 are:
Class 3 - Miss Davies, Miss Parsonage, Mrs Riley, Miss Tomblin
Class 4 - Miss Riley, Miss Crompton,
Our aim is to ensure that your children experience a smooth transition from the Foundation Stage to Key
Stage One. The Year 1 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that children have had in
Reception. Learning through play will continue to be an important part of the school day, and the children
will gradually be eased into more formal learning as the year goes on so that they remain motivated,
enthused and eager learners. Please don’t hesitate to come and see us if you have any queries or questions.
Typically, a Year 1 morning consists of:
-English: We use a Focus Text each half term to drive our learning. These books consists of a range of
fiction and non-fiction books. We use a variety of teaching methods to keep children engaged in their
learning and help develop their handwriting, spelling and composition skills.
-Maths: We try to keep our Maths lessons as practical as possible, helping children develop a good
understanding of tricky concepts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions to
name a few.
-Read Write Inc: Children will be grouped with other children with a similar reading ability. They will
spend time learning new sounds, word reading and speed reading. Also they will use lots of partner work to
develop their comprehension skills and talk for writing strategies.
Our afternoon sessions are typically when we look at the wider curriculum including History, Geography and
Science. Year 1 children love learning about ‘The Great Fire of London’, hot and cold places of the world,
materials and other exciting topics. We have Creative Weeks each half term, when our focus is more on Art
and Music. Children will love creating their own wrapping paper for Father Christmas and their own fire
Other general information:
Reading Books- Children will receive 2 books each week. 1 book at their current
Read Write Inc level and 1 at a previous RWI level. They will also be given a yellow diary, which must be
signed 5 times each week.
Spellings- Children will received 6 spellings at the start of the year. This will
increase to 8 in Spring Term and 10 in Summer. These will be practiced daily in school and then tested on a
Please don't forget to access spelling shed and bug club from home.
PE- Class 3 have PE on Monday and Tuesday.
Class 4 have PE on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please ensure correct PE kit
Snack money- £2 a week for pancake and juice. To be paid on a Monday in an envelope
with child’s name clearly written on.
We are sure that you will have a fantastic time in Year 1 and we will have so much fun!
Year 1 Curriculum Map
Miss Davies, Miss Parsonage and Miss Riley!
Please see our Twitter page for regular updates and
photographs of what children are doing in school, there is a link on the homepage.