Year 1

Welcome to Year 1


Our classes are Rowan and Silver Birch.

Rowan: Your teacher is Mrs Young. Your class email address is

Silver Birch: Your teacher is Miss Akhtar. Your class email address is:


In English this term, we will begin by reading The Everywhere Bear and writing our own recounts about the adventures of our class bear Fred and his brother Tom. We will be practising correct sentence structure and the use of adjectives to add detail to our writing. We will also learn about rhyme and repetition through the stories of Julia Donaldson before creating our own narratives based on the book Traction Man.

In Maths, we will be beginning to follow our Maths - No Problem! scheme. We begin the year by revising our knowledge of counting, ordering and comparing numbers to 10. We will then move onto revising and using number bonds before learning methods of addition within 10. Throughout these units of work, the children will be developing their knowledge and understanding of numbers and mathematical vocabulary. 

In Science, we will be learning about senses.We will learn to identify and name the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense. We will be practising using the scientific skills of predicting, observing, recording information and analysing our results.  

In Topic, we will be learning about our local area. We shall be using aerial views and maps to identify places of interest and locate key features on a map of the local area. We will also learn to follow a route on a map and create our own simple symbols for a map.

In Art, we will be looking at complementary colours and their uses.

In Computing, our focus is 'Technology around us'. We will develop their understanding of technology and how it can help in our everyday lives. We will start to become familiar with the different components of a computer by developing our keyboard and mouse skills. We will also consider how to use technology responsibly, creating a variety of art work.


Reading records will be sent home daily and your child should be reading their decodable phonics book at least 3 times a week.

Please date and note the page numbers read, every time you read with your child, also writing how your child has got on with their reading.

Year 1 spellings linked to the words to learn and phonemes being taught each week can be found inside the reading record.

PE Days


Class PE Days
Rowan Tuesday and Friday
Silver Birch Tuesday and Friday


On PE days, children should come to school in their uniform with their PE kit in a separate bag. Every child needs to bring in a full PE kit including a top of their house team’s colour and suitable trainers. As always, please make sure that everything is named.

Forest School

Class Forest School Day
Rowan Wednesday
Silver Birch Monday


Water Bottles

Please ensure your child has a named water bottle in school. These must be taken home at the end of each day and returned the following day.

Communications between home and school

Please don’t hesitate to contact us on your class email address if you have any concerns or questions. If you need to speak to us directly about anything, please use the class email to arrange an appointment.

Thank you for your support.

The Year 1 Team