Year 1

Welcome to the Year One homepage

Around the World  

Our theme for this term is ‘Around the World’. We will be exploring our World looking at where we live and comparing it to other countries starting with Africa. We will be discovering where in the world different animals live and how they have adapted to their habitats. We will then be classifying animals into omnivores, herbivores and carnivores. 

 We will also be learning about houses and how they differ around the world. In science we are learning about different materials and their properties. 

We will of course we learning lots of Christmas songs in preparation for our Christmas play. 

The year 1/2 team
Mrs Morten – Year 1 teacher on a a Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. (Mrs Morten is Miss Hudson, I just got married in the summer!)
Mrs Payne - Year 1 teacher on a Monday and Wednesday.
Miss Whelan – Year 2 teacher.
Miss Burns – Year 1 TA
Miss Kirby – Year 1 TA
Miss Huxham – Year 2 TA
Here are some phonics games that you can play at home. 
Things to remember
PE is on a Monday and Friday.
Reading books can be changed any morning or after school.  Please ensure your child brings in their reading journal each day.
Please ensure your child has a named drinks bottle in school.
Important dates:


In Literacy we will be focusing on building up children's use of phonics to write sentences. Children will have opportunities to write in a range of ways, writing lists, stories, facts and for many more exciting purposes.  

At home you could:

• Find out about animals

. Look for different examples of writing

.Have a go at writing a fact file on an animal

Practice writing topic words from your homework 

• Read stories and information texts about animals

. Create your own stories and information texts


In maths we are going to be continuing to  practise counting skills to ensure we are all counting accurately up to 100. We will continue to practice addition and subtraction, starting to look at going across 10 when we do this.  We will start learning how to count in 2, 5 and 10s.

At home you could:

• Count everything, remembering to line them up and move one away each time.

• Practise writing the numbers to 100 correctly.

• Practise counting backwards from 100.

Ask your child to help you weigh ingredients, could they weigh a portion of pasta for each of you?

• Give your child some money problems, for example; if I buy one apple which costs 10p and an orange for 30p how much will I spend?

• Count items in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.

• Have a go at writing the day each morning.

Parent helpers

We would be delighted to welcome ‘Parent Helpers’ to hear individual children read. The children love to have this special time and to share a book with an adult. Please don’t be shy in coming forward.