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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


We wish you all a fantastic half term break. Next half term is a very short one but a very busy one! Please check the website regularly for updates. 


Spellings for next half term will be sent out at the end of this 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.


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:



This topic we will be looking at Superheroes.  We will be having a topic launch day on Tuesday 27th February, when we would like the children to come dressed as a superhero. This can either be a well known superhero or one of their own creation. Throughout the day, the children will take part in lots of fun activities, such as a superhero obstacle course. 


Throughout the 'Superheroes' topic, children will have the opportunity to: 


  • Write a fact-file of their own superhero
  • Read and respond to comic strips
  • Consider the importance of a healthy and balanced diet.
  • Study in detail the life of a real ‘superhero,’ who has had a significant impact in history. 
  • Identify and name a variety of every day materials, comparing and grouping them based on their physical properties and identifying which material would be suitable to make a superhero cape. 


The following provide some ideas for further learning at home: 


  • Use information books and the web to find out about Guinness World Record holders and their superhuman achievements. 
  • Read through the ‘Featured Characters’ on the Marvel website.
  • Make a model of a superhero. You could use modelling dough, cardboard boxes and tubes, scraps of material or paper mâché.
  • Who is your hero? Bring a picture of them to school to explain to your classmates why they chose them. 
  • Take a picture of yourself being a ‘superkid’ at home. Maybe you tidied your room or helped was the dishes? Bring your pictures to school to explain to your classmates what you did and how it helped your family.
  • Read a newspaper or watch the news and see if you can spot any stories about people doing heroic things.


Important dates:

Monday 26th February - First day back after half term

Tuesday 27th February - Superheroes Topic Launch Day

Thursday 1st March - World Book Day

Tuesday 13th March - Parents Evening 3.40-5.30pm

Wednesday 14th March - Parents Evening 5-7pm

Thursday 29th March - Last day before Easter holidays

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


Year 1 Parents Meeting Presentation

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