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Welcome to Class 1M.

Our teacher is Mrs Metcalfe.  Miss Pemberton is our LSA


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. 

Upcoming dates this half term:


Monday 19th February - Return to school

Tuesday 20th February - Bishop Tom to visit school







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 Monday. Please ensure that your child comes to school in their PE kit on Monday. No PE kits are to be brought into school.

‘The school PE kit is available from Lazer School Wear, St Mary’s Road in Garston.  This is a red t-shirt with the school badge and school blue shorts.  However, your child can also wear a plain red t-shirt and dark blue shorts that are available from most supermarkets.  The children can wear any training shoes for PE.  

This is part of our school uniform and must be worn for PE lessons. 

Football kits and other sportswear will not be allowed.’


Book Bags


Reading books will be changed regularly. Your child will take home a Read, Write Inc phonics book which your child has read during RWI lessons. They will also take home a book for you to read together for pleasure. Please send youe child's book bag to school with them every day. Ebooks will also be allocated regularly on Oxford Owl. Your child's log in details are the same as last year.



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. We use Read, Write Inc to teach phonics and to apply these skills when reading and writing. Children will be taught in small groups. More information can be found here 

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.  



Spring 2


RE: Desert to Garden. This half term the children will learn a little about the season of Lent as a time to prepare for Easter. They will also hear about the last week of Jesus’ life, his death and resurrection.


English: We will be continuing with our Read, Write, Inc lessons. Books liked to the sounds we have learned will be sent home. They will also be assigned on Oxford Owl.


WCR: Our whole class reading lessons will mainly be based on traditional tales and poems. In these lessons, the children will be taught and will use new, adventurous vocabulary. They will be encouraged to think about the text and use the text to help them answer questions.


Maths: We will be adding and subtracting numbers to 20.


PE: In our games lessons, the children will learn to travel in different ways, changing direction and communicate effectively whilst passing equipment in a variety of ways.


PSHE: Our focus will be listening and responding to each other.


RSE:  The children will celebrate ways that God loves and cares for us.


Science: In science lessons, we will discuss 'What is space?'


Computing: The children will continue to learn about coding, using Code Studio. The children also use technology to support other lessons.


Music: The children will think about How does music help us to understand our neighbours?


Art: We will use household objects to print simple, repeating patterns.


History: The children will look to answer the question How did the Wright Brothers help change flight for us today?


Philosophy For Children (P4C):During this term and throughout the year, your child will have the opportunity to give their thoughts on various topics. During the sessions we will be encouraging the children to understand, that as well as their opinion being valued, it is also important to respect the thoughts and opinions of others. The sessions are a time for discussion and debate and develop the children’s speaking and listening skills.



Reading Information September 2023

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



Year 1 curriculum overview