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 Welcome to Year 1 

The Year One team:

Mrs Dalbock and Mrs Beckett (1D)

Mr Brown (1B)

Mrs McComb

Mrs Davenport

Mrs Bruce

Mrs Lavelle


Welcome back, we hope you all enjoyed a restful half term. In our final term, our topic will be ' Moon Zoom.' 


Spellings for this half term will be sent out the first week back after half term. These will be tested every Wednesday. Please leave the spellings at home or in your child's book bag and not their homework folders.


Homework is set on a Friday and is to be returned by Wednesday the following week.

Please make sure that your child brings their water bottle, reading book and book bag into school every day. Your child may not necessarily read on the same day each week so it is really important that they come prepared every day. We cannot issue the next book until the previous book has been returned. Thank you for your support with this matter.

Please ensure your child's PE kit is in school at all times. They will be sent home at the end of each term to be washed.

1B will have PE on a Monday and Wednesday. 1D will have PE on Wednesday and Friday.


Please note swimming will start on a Thursday morning (w/c 3/6) for 1D.


Thank you parents and carers for supporting your children at home with their spellings, homework and reading. It really does make a difference.


Half Termly Topics

Autumn 1 - Dinosaur Planet
Autumn 2 - Paws, Claws and Whiskers
Spring 1 - Splendid Skies
Spring 2 - Superheroes
Summer 1 - Enchanted Woodland
Summer 2 - Moon Zoom


Our topic this half term is:

Moon Zoom


This half term, our topic will be ‘Moon Zoom,’ in which the children will start to explore and learn about our solar system in greater detail. On the first week back, we will be holding a topic launch day; children should bring in a special item (not too valuable) that they would choose to take  with them if they were an astronaut going into space. They will then have the opportunity to share their special item with their friends and write about why it is special to them. During the day, the children will also have the opportunity to complete different activities about space. Throughout the half term, children will learn about key astronauts and complete a timeline of events in space, and they will also learn about the different planets. We will also be visiting the National Space Centre, which is the UK's largest planetarium. 


Some ideas for home learning: 


Listen to StoryBots to learn about the different planets.


Visit the Hubble Telescope website and look at some of the images


Download the SkyView Lite app so children can find constellations, planets and stars in the night sky. 


Make your own telescope. 


Important dates:


Monday 3rd June - first day of half term

W/C 11/6/18 - Phonics Screening Check for Year 1 pupils

Friday 22nd June - non-uniform day for Summer Fayre

W/C 25/6/18 - World Cup Week 

Tuesday 26th June - transition afternoon

Thursday 28th June - Trip to Space Centre

Friday 29th June - World Cup celebration and St. Peter's day picnic

Thursday 12th July - Sports Day am

Thursday 12th July - Reports

Friday 13th July - Summer Fayre

Wednesday 18th July - KS1 Film Night

Year 1 - Key National Curriculum Objectives



  • spell words containing each of the 40+ phonemes to be taught
  • correctly spell all common exception words for Year 1
  • write sentences by composing a sentence orally before writing it
  • sequence sentences from a short narrative
  • saying out loud what they are going to write about
  • composing a sentence orally before writing it
  • sequencing sentences to form short narrative
  • re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense
  • sit correctly at a table, holding a pencil comfortably and correctly begin to form lower-case letters in the correct direction, starting and finishing in the right place
  • form capital letters
  • form digits 0-9
  • understand which letters belong to which handwriting ‘families’ (i.e. letters that are formed in similar ways) and to practise these regularly
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG):
  • punctuate sentences using capital letters and full stops
  • use finger spaces between words
  • add prefixes and suffixes:
* using the spelling rule for adding –s or –es as the plural marker for nouns and the third person singular marker for verbs
* using the prefix un–
* using –ing, –ed, –er and –est where no change is needed to the spelling of the root word [for example, helping, helped, helper, eating, quicker, quickest]
Develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by:
  • listening to and discussing a wide range of poems, stories and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which they can read independently
  • being encouraged to link what they read or hear read to their own experiences
  • recognising and joining in with predictable phrases
  • learning to appreciate rhymes and poems, and to recite some by heart
  • discussing word meanings, linking new meanings to those already known
  • checking that the text makes sense to them as they read and correcting inaccurate reading
  • discussing the significance of the title and events
  • making inferences on the basis of what is being said and done
  • predicting what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far
  • participate in discussion about what is read to them, taking turns and listening to what others say
  • explain clearly their understanding of what is read to them
  • apply phonic knowledge and skills to decode words
  • respond speedily with the correct sound to graphemes for all 40+ phonemes taught
  • read accurately by blending sounds in unfamiliar words containing sounds already known
  • read common exception words taught
  • read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (–) and equals (=) signs
  • represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20
  • add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20, including zero
  • solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, and missing number problems such as 7 = – 9.
  • recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes
  • sequence events in chronological order using language [for example, before and after, next, first, today, yesterday, tomorrow, morning, afternoon and evening]
  • recognise and use language relating to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months and years
  • tell the time to the hour and half past the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times
  • identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK and the location of hot and cold countries of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles
  • use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical features including season and weather
  • learn about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements - Sir Francis Beaufort

  • observe changes across the four seasons
  • observe closely, using simple equipment
  • use their observations and ideas to gather and record data to help in answering questions
  • perform simple tests
  • observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies


1D timetable

Year 1 Parents Meeting Presentation

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