Year 1 (2020-21)

Welcome to Year 1!

In Year 1 we will be doing lots of exciting things in a physical, auditory and visual way, developing our reading, writing and maths skills with the help of some fun and catchy songs.

Just as the children did in EYFS, we will continue with English – reading, writing and phonics. We will do Maths. We will also have weekly lessons in Science, PE, RE, ICT, as well as lessons in Art, Design Technology, History and Geography. In Year 1 we follow the National Curriculum.

This Term, in English, we will look at the fabulous story of ‘Jack and the Flum Flum Tree’ by Julia Donaldson at the start of the year, where Jack has to cure his sick Granny by going on a journey with some useful objects in a patchwork sack. More English work will use the story of ‘The Naughty Bus’ – where a red toy London bus has some incredible adventures – we will never look at baked beans the same again! We will also look at the story ‘Cave Baby’ set in the Stone Age and incredible ancient paintings surround the little baby in the cave that is his home.

In Maths we will learn about Place Value, the sequence of numbers, ordering, comparing and counting. Then we will learn about addition and subtraction, in a concrete way as well as learning how to set out calculations on paper.

Our Science and Geography is all about Weather and Seasonal Change.

Art is all about learning painting skills and techniques such as wax resist.

RE – we will learn about Good News, in stories about Jesus and stories Jesus told.

Meet Your Teachers
Rachel Brotherhood

Art Lead

Weekly Reminders


Our PE lessons will take place on Tuesday and Thursday. Children should come in their PE kits on these days.

News from Year 1

Here you will find a number of handwriting downloads we think may be useful.

Here you will find a number of links to websites we think you might find useful.