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Happy New Year to everyone in Year 1 and to your families.

We are so sorry not to be with you at the moment. Please go onto the isolating at home star. If you go to the rainbows for the Spring term you will find lots of activities to keep you busy. In the topic section for this week there are lots of lovely things to do, based on our theme of HOPES AND DREAMS. There are also some English and Maths activities. 

Stay safe and we hope to see your smiling faces soon!

Welcome to Class 1M.

Our teacher is Mrs Metcalfe.  Miss Franklin, Mrs Bird, Miss Finlay and Miss Williams also work in our class.


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



Below you will find lots of information about our class, including what we have been up to, homework, reading book days and PE. If you are having to stay at home due to self isolation, please click on the isolating at home star, which will take you to a new page containing activities that will help you to keep pace with your class. They cover the key learning points of the week and should be completed along with home reading , spelling and times table practise.

Upcoming dates this half term:









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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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. Unfortunately, we don't have the facilities in class to provide drinks, please provide your child with a clearly labelled drink. Thank you.



Our PE day this year is Wednesday. Please ensure that your child comes to school in their PE lit on Wednesdays. They can wear tracksuit bottoms over their shorts. No PE kits are to be brought into school.


Book Bags


Reading books will be changed once a week. They are to be brought into school and placed in a box on a Friday. They will be changed and sent back home on a Monday. Any books brought in after Friday will have to wait until to following week to be changed. 





Now that the children are in year 1 they will have a weekly spelling to learn, please support your child with them. Initially, your child will not be tested on the words but they will given the opportunity to right them correctly in a sentence.


The Spelling Shed and Maths Shed

Our school has signed up to 'The Spelling Shed'. Your child will take 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.

It is important for children to pronounce phonemes (sounds) correctly. Here is a video which shows how to pronounce them accurately. When saying phonemes with your child, please pronounce them correctly.  



Reading Information September 2020

KS1 Nativity


Things may be a little different this year but nothing would stop us from taking part in our usual Christmas celebrations!


We invite you to join us in watching our fantastic KS1 children perform their nativity. 


Please click on the link below.


Enjoy smiley

Spring 1


English - Read, Write Inc

Reading - Read, Write Inc and Fairytales, Rhymes and Poems

Maths - Subtraction, Geometry - shape, Place Value (within 20)

Science - Seasonal Changes, Trees and Plants

RE - Special People, Meals

History - Up in the Air - The Wright Brothers and the first flight

PE - Physical Activity Challenges

Art - Picasso

Music - BBC 10 Pieces - Mars

PSHE - Going for Goal

RSE - Physical, Social


Please see the Home Learning pages for more information.



Autumn 2

This term our topic is toys.

We will be reading some fantastic fiction, non-fiction and poetry books about toys. We will predict what will happen, answer questions and compare them to other books. We will continue to use our phonic knowledge to help us write our own story about finding a toy.


In science lessons, we will be naming and describing materials as well as looking at the properties of the materials. We will look at lots of toys and the materials they are made from.

History lessons will involve us looking at how toys have changed over time. It would help your child if they could talk to you or another family member about toys or games you used to play.


Towards the end of the term, we will make a moving toy car in DT. We will learn about the axle, axle holder and the chassis and the part they play in making a vehicle move.


The main focus for maths is addition and subtraction within 10. We will use part whole models to help us. We will also look at fact families eg

2+3= 5










We will have a week learning about Judaism. We will listen to stories about Abraham and Moses. 

Our final theme for Autumn term is Waiting. We will talk about how, during Advent, we wait and prepare for Jesus' birthday.



Our theme for this half term is 'Getting on and falling out'. We will talk about what it means to be a good friend, what we should do if someone is being unkind and how we can manage our emotions.


In PE lessons, we are learning about the importance of keeping active and working together as a team.


Our focus for computing this half term is internet safety. We will start with a week devoted to this. In year 1, we will talk about telling adults when you do not trust something online or are frightened by something.

Half Term Reading

Below is a link to our Autumn Reading Bingo. We would like you to complete as many of the reading tasks as you can and share your completed bingo board with us on Twitter @ChrissiesSpeke.

You can access free online books by signing up at 

Autumn Reading Bingo

Peer Massage

Autumn 1


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.


Our main priority is to ensure that our children feel happy, confident, safe and secure in school. The children will have lots of opportunity to talk, play and express their feelings.


Our first book is 'The Colour Monster'. This will give us the opportunity to talk, recognise and address different feelings and emotions.


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!


We will be talk about the different seasons. We will learn about how the weather and trees change throughout the year. We will use the book ‘The Lumberjack’s Beard’ to introduce the theme.


For our ‘Super Scientists’ theme we will research and discuss Sir Joseph Banks. 
We will listen to the story ‘After the storm’. 


Environment theme



Year 1 curriculum overview