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

Autumn 2

English: This term we are going to run into some trouble as we meet Nibbles the Book Monster.  What a naughty monster he is!   Our writing will focus on using sounds to make words, joining words and clauses using ‘and’ as well as punctuating sentences using capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks. Keep a close eye on Twitter as we take you through our learning journey.

Maths: This term, we are learning all about numbers to 10 and moving on to numbers to 20.  We are focusing on adding and taking away using the ‘Part Whole’ Model.  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.   In addition, we will look at 2D and 3D shapes.

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


We will be focusing on Plants.

All about plants



We will be learning all about Rainford and how it has changed over the past 100 years!  We are hoping that some of our Grandparents can come and talk to us too!  It’s hard for children to understand that times have changed so why  not have a look at the Bitesize link and explore how times have changed for children.

Changes within living memory



We will be learning about Christianity, understanding the story of Christmas.  Have a look at the short clip about The First Christmas.

The First Christmas