Year 1

Welcome to the Year 1 web page.

Staff who work in year one are:

  • Mrs Creighton & Mrs Purnell  – Supported by Mrs Dalton
  • Mrs Basigara & Mrs Broom – Supported by Mrs Thompson

Information about the National Curriculum and our teachers “Medium Term Plans” can be viewed in the “Learning” Section of our website, or by clicking here.

Welcome to Year 1!

Our Topic for the first half of the Autumn term is ‘This is Me’.  Details of all learning are on the Medium Term plan – link above.

PE is on Tuesdays (BB) and Wednesdays (PC) and we will be doing Fundamental Movements.  If your child has earrings please remember to remove them at home on these days and ensure that your child comes to school on the day they have PE in their outdoor PE kit.

Please ensure all of your childs uniform is clearly labelled as these can often get mixed up.

Reading and Book Bags

The children all have their own drawer in Year 1 and that is where they will keep their book bags. The book bag needs to be in school every day but this is all they need and we would ask that large rucksacks do not come into school.

Please read with your child as much as possible and each time record it in the Home School Communication diary. Reading diaries and books will only be collected in on a Friday and then given back out with a new book on a Monday.

Here is a list of recommended books for Year 1 children. We have read some of these books during our literacy lessons, and others are great for bedtime stories and presents.

1. Jim and the Beanstalk by Raymond Briggs

2. Dirty Bertie by David Roberts

3. Oliver’s Vegetables by Alison Bartlett and Vivian French

4. The Day the Crayons Quit by Oliver Jeffers

5. My Granny is a Pirate by Val McDermid

6. Giraffes can’t Dance by Giles Andreae

7. Lighthouse Keepers Lunch by Ronda Armitage

8. The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson

9. Burglar Bill by Allan Ahlberg

10. Grandad’s Island by Benji Davies

Please ensure your child is also familiar with traditional tales such as Jack and the Beanstalk and The Magic Porridge Pot, as these are part of the National Curriculum for Year 1.


This term we will continue to focus on reading and ensuring that all children read regularly at home. It is very important that the children read and re read books to improve their fluency and can answer fully questions about the book they have read.


In years 1 and 2 the children receive a list of spellings to learn weekly and we expect them to use these in their independent writing. This year spellings will be sent home using seesaw and will be uploaded each Friday. It is important that children practise writing these words in sentences each week not just as lists of words eg for the spelling word  one the child could write ‘It is one day until my birthday!’ and underline the spelling word . Each child will be given a book to use at home to practise their spellings and there will be a regular test on Thursday each week. The spelling book has a page at the front showing some ways to practise or recall words that should help you at home. Please ask if you are unsure.

Wellies and water bottles!

As in Foundation Stage, please make sure these are in school every day – well labelled so they don’t get mixed up!