Year 1

Miss A Hedley Y1 Teacher

Mrs C Lomax Y1 Teaching Assistant

We warmly welcome you to the year 1 page. The New Year brings a change to the year 1 team and we look forward to enjoying the rest of the school year together.

Year 1 is an important year for our children as they undertake the important transition from Reception to Key Stage 1 and settle fully in to school life. We look to work alongside parents to highlight the importance of reading in order to prepare pupils for their phonics screening test in June.

We also have a lot of exciting topics to look forward to. We will be exploring topics such as On The Farm and the Seaside. In Science we will be investigating everyday materials, seasonal changes and plants. Please take a look at our Curriculum map below for further information.

We look forward to a jubilant, busy year with our children.
Miss Hedley and Mrs Lomax

Overview Spring 2 2020

Year 1 Curriculum Overview

Phonics – Home Learning for Parents

RWInc are hosting online phonics sessions every morning between 9.30am and 11am. The videos are then available for 24hours. 

If your child is in Nursey-Reception they will access the Set 1 sounds phonics sessions.

If your child is in Year 1 or 2 they will access Set 2 – 3 sounds phonics sessions.

The children are very familiar with the sounds they have been learning in school and should be able to tell you which ones they know and where they are up to.

Please find additional information on the Ruth Miskin Website and the videos on the Ruth Miskin YouTube Channel (links below):

Music – Home Learning Resources for Parents

Music has an extraordinary power to bring us together, it can lift us when we feel low, energise us when we feel tired and is something we all have in common. So, to help with the rhythms and routines of your new daily life, ‘Out of the Ark’ have released seven songs, one for each day, all with challenges and activities related to each song. They will continue to add new songs and resources over the next few weeks and can be found by following the link below:


Design and technology (DT) prepares children to take part in the development of tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. Creative thinking encourages children to make positive changes to their quality of life. The subject encourages children to become autonomous and creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. Through the study of design and technology they combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as functions and industrial practices. This allows them to reflect on and evaluate present and past design and technology, its uses and its impacts. Design and technology helps all children to become discriminating and informed consumers and potential innovators. 

Follow the link below for some fantastic, age appropriate DT ideas to try at home with your child.