Welcome to Year 1

Year 1 Blog

We also have our own Learning Wall - see link below. We use the resources on the Wall to research our topics and curriculum work in school. Please use these resources at home to further develop your child's learning.

Year 1 Learning Wall

For Your Information

Year 1 Curriculum Overview

Year 1 Maths Overview

Our Cursive Alphabet

End of Year Expectations


Topic Challenges

 Our Topic Challenge is 'Down in the garden'. 

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We will be learning all about our amazing locality alongside our immediate environment exploring plants (extending our knowledge of seasonal change and weather). We'll also include aspects of change within living memory using our locality as a focus. This topic challenge has lots of opportunities to foster our love of reading with fabulous writing opportunities and links to maths. I can't wait for the children to learn more about the world (and community) that they live in.


Our Chosen Reading Scheme


Over the years, Oxford Reading Tree has taught millions of children to read... and to love to read. Rooted in reading for pleasure and with systematic phonics at its heart, its well-loved characters, breadth and unrivalled support give children everything they need to become confident readers. There are over 800 books which provide a rich and varied choice of writing styles, genres and artwork styles at every level.


Earlier this term we had a visit from the reading fairy who delivered our next class novel... The Truth Pixie by Matt Haig. The Truth Pixie is an enchanting, rhyming story that will delight Year 1 – with words by the bestselling mastermind Matt Haig and pictures by the inky genius Chris Mould. “The uplifting tale of a young girl cheered by a cheeky sprite who is unable to lie, The Truth Pixie is short and very sweet”



Our Chosen Phonics Scheme


PhonicsPlay is a highly-organised, systematic and yet flexible synthetic phonics programme especially designed for all ages and needs and suitable for anyone who wants to learn to read and spell. 




Phonics Screening Information

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