Year 1

Deputy Headteacher & Class Teacher:

Mrs Hodkinson

Learning Support Assistants:

Mrs Rowbottom

Miss Millington

Welcome to Year One! It is such a privilege to be working in such a wonderful school and I cannot wait to help your child blossom and fulfil their potential.  I believe in providing children with learning experiences that they will remember for years to come.  I am an advocate for outdoors and where possible will embed this into their learning.  We have lots of exciting opportunities on the horizon and I am confident that the children will thoroughly enjoy and gain so much from them.  The fun has already begun and the children are eager and enthusiastic to learn. “The more that you read, the more you will know.  The more that you learn , the more places you’ll go.” Dr Seuss.

Please click on the link below to find out more information about Year 1.

Welcome Meeting



10 spellings to be tested every Friday through a dictation exercise. Sentences including the weekly spellings will be read out slowly where your child will need to write only the spelling they have practised. These scores will be photocopied and sent home weekly so you can see how your child is progressing. 


Your child should read at least 3 times a week for 15-20 minutes. Learning to read and understand what we read is paramount and, for children and adults alike, it opens up doors to endless opportunities.  Read, Write Inc is our Phonics programme that focuses on developing children’s reading, fluency and understanding.  With its repetitive nature it quickly develops the children’s ability to decode unfamiliar words as well support them through any writing process.  With this in mind, it is essential that the children read as much as possible at home and ensure that they bring their reading book and record into school on a daily basis.  This enables us to change their books regularly and give them access to a wider range of genres whilst developing their love of reading.


Your child should access Numbots regularly throughout week.  This gives them the opportunity to develop their skills within number.


PE lessons are on a Tuesday and Friday. Children are required to wear their full PE kits to school on these days or they will not be allowed to participate in the lesson. If there are reasons why your child cannot take part in these lessons, a written note must detail the reasons why.

On a Monday, Mrs Greaves will teach the children and Miss Whittle will greet the children on a Thursday morning to take the register and deliver phonics.

Year 1 Timetable

Spring 2

English: This term, we are going read a story called ‘The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth’.  This story is about a cheeky mammoth who wants to play Hide and Seek.  Will we find him?  By the end of this term, we will all be authors and we will have produced our own adventure stories.  How exciting!

Maths: This term, we are learning all about numbers to 50 and moving on to discovering all about Height and Length.   We take a very practical approach to our learning and so the children can use lots of concrete objects to help support them in their understanding.  We will also look at how we can represent numbers in different ways, diving into mastery wherever we can. 

WeHere you will find useful websites/links to help support your child at home in other areas of the curriculum:


We will be focusing on Seasonal Change and will be looking at all different types of weather!

Seasonal Changes



This term, we will be learning about the seven continents and five seas.  As well as locating them on a world map, we will be researching about the coldest continents and gaining an understanding as to why they are so cold and how animals survive there.  Now here is your favourite song for you to enjoy!

 Seven Continents Song – Bing video


We will be learning about Judaism this half term.  We will be learning about the core Jewish beliefs, values and traditions.  Take a look at the following link to find out more.

God’s Story: Abraham and Sarah