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Hello 1Me,


I hope that you are all happy, well and looking after yourselves. I have added some more activities onto our class page. I am not expecting you to do them all but they are there if you are looking for some activities to complete. I would love to see some photographs of you keeping yourself busy at home. Last week, I was emailed a photo of some lovely writing one of the boys in 1Me had done. It put a big smile on my face. Thank you. Remember you can email your photos to Mrs Gaskell or you can share them on Twitter @ChrissiesSpeke . Talking about Twitter, have you seen the St Christopher's Loo Roll Challenge we recorded and put on Twitter for you? I think you'll like it.


I have another task that you could try. Whilst you have been at home, I am sure that you have had lots of fun, used your imagination and played many games. Why not write a poem about some of the games you enjoy playing? Last year, the children in year 1 did this. Their videos are on the website in the English tab (go into Key information and curriculum first). Have fun watching them. When you have completed your poem please share them with me.


Year 1, remember to keep reading, learn your number bonds, have fun and stay safe. All of your teachers miss you.


From Mrs Metcalfe


PS I'm still checking Spelling Shed!


With many of our children at St Christopher's, as well as other school around the country, having to self-isolate due to COVID-19 ( Coronavirus) we want to make sure that the children are still learning while at home. have a fantastic website that offers lots of wonderful resources and ideas. We have downloaded some of the activities to keep your child(ren) busy and learning while they cannot attend school. You can find them below.

Literacy Counts English March 2020

Spring 2 Homework Menu

Spring 1 Homework Menu

Autumn 2 Homework Menu

English activities from Hamilton Trust Week 1

A big hello from all of the Year 1 staff.


We hope that you are doing well and looking after yourselves. 

We have a challenge for you. For our topic about animals, we were due to make a free standing animal enclosure. Unfortunately, we haven't had a chance to do this.  During your time at home, we would like you to make an enclosure for one of your toys. Or perhaps you would prefer to build Rapunzel's tower!

We would love to see pictures of these and any other activities you do. They could be posted onto our school Twitter account @ChrissiesSpeke

Remember, we miss you all, be good, have fun, listen to your grown up and stay safe.

We'll see you soon.


At 9am every morning, starting from Monday 23rd March, Joe Wicks is hosting a 30 minute free fitness workout for children of all ages and even adults can get involved! This can be found online by going to

Exercise is a great way to help us feel happier, more energised and more optimistic.

Me, Orla and Euan will be joining in. I hope that you do too! Post some pictures on our school twitter account so I can see you!

Love from Mrs Metcalfe


Welcome to Class 1M.

Our teacher is Mrs Metcalfe. We also have a trainee teacher, Mrs Hosker and our learning support assistant is Mrs Bird.


We always try our best and have lots fun while we learn in Year 1!




We would recommend that you leave your child's PE bag in school until half term. 


PE is on a Wednesday so please ensure your child has full kit including red t-shirt, blue shorts and black pumps. Ensure all of your child's PE kit and school uniform are clearly named.


Book Bags


We don't have a set day to change reading books.  Please can your child bring their book bag to school everyday. Thank you. It is important that you read with your child when they bring home a new book. Please check for any letters that may have been placed in their book bag.





Now that the children are in year 1 they will have a weekly spelling test on a Wednesday. They will bring home their spellings to practice the week before so please support your child with them. We encourage the children to 'do their best' and they are very excited to see how many they have spelled correctly each week.


The Spelling Shed and Maths Shed

Our school has signed up to 'The Spelling Shed'. Your child has taken home a password which will enable them to log onto the site. The spellings for the week will be on there for the children to learn in a fun way. There will also be a score board. Let's make our class be the top spellers in the school.



In Year 1 we teach phonics daily. Phonics is the learning and application of the letters and sounds children need in order to read and write. Phonics is split into phases based on children's development. Links to phonics games can be found at the bottom of the page. Please play these games with your child.


Water Bottles


Children can bring in a water (and only water) in a named bottle so if they get thirsty they have access to a drink throughout the day.

Homework Menu


Every half term, a homework menu will be given out with a selection of tasks to be completed, across all areas of the curriculum. It is your choice how many you complete, however you must do at least one and hand it in by the end of the half term. Your completed work will be celebrated. 


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Upcoming dates this half term:









English- Rapunzel

World Book Day

NSPCC Number Day

Autumn Term


Our first half term in 1M will be  exciting as we will be getting to know our new teachers, areas of the classroom and how we learn in year 1.


We will be learning about the different ways we can make numbers, use number lines and have even practice how to spell numbers to 10!


Our first English topic is Alliteration in poems. We will then look at the Percy the Park Keeper story, After the storm. We will learn a shortened version of the story, create actions for it and answer questions about it. We will re-write it changing it from an Autumn setting to a winter setting. 


Our first topic will be 'Seasons'. We will learn about how the weather and trees change throughout the year. 


Marble treat - Cinema Trip

Autumn 2 Toys

Bedtime Stories Box

Computing in our class

Phonics in our class

English in our class

Art in our class

Autumn 1 Homework menu - Seasons and weather


Year 1 curriculum overview