Welcome to Year 1

Teachers:   Mrs Eccles (Class 1), Mrs Reed (Class 2).         Teaching Assistants:   Mrs Griffin, Mrs McCusker



Dates for the diary linked to Year 1

Wednesday 16th January

Golden Assembly

Thursday 17th January

School Dinner Theme Day

Thursday 24th January

Class 1 Assembly
Wednesday 30th January Golden Assembly
Thursday 31st January Friends of St Ann's Meeting. 8pm Parish Centre
Monday 4th March Internet Safety Week

Wednesday 13th February

School nurse drop in session. 8.30am
Friday 15th February School finishes for half term. 3.30pm

Monday 4th March - Thursday 7th March

Scholastic Book Fair
Thursday 7th March World Book Day
Monday 11th March - Friday 15th March Shakespeare Week
Wednesday 13th March Golden Assembly
Tuesday 26th March / Wednesday 27th March Parents Evening
Wednesday 27th March Golden Assembly
Friday 5th April School finishes for Easter. 3.30pm


PE Day

Every Wednesday morning.

Please ensure your child brings in their PE kit.  For details of the school PE kit, please click here


Spellings / Homework

Spellings will be given out every Friday to be tested the following Friday.

Homework will be given out every Friday and is to be handed in by Wednesday.

Please support your child in completing their homework neatly in pencil.


Please take a look at our latest blogs

Autumn Blog

Spring Blog


Suggested reading list


The Man on the Moon (A day in the life of Bob)

By Simon Bartram

Can’t You Sleep Little Bear?

By Martin Waddell

Not Now Bernard

By David McKee

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

By Judith Kerr

Where the Wild Things Are

By Maurice Sendak

Lost and Found

By Oliver Jeffers

The Wonder

By Faye Hanson

Cops and Robbers

By Alan and Janet Ahlberg


By Alexis Deacon

Would you Rather?

By John Burningham

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

By Jill Tomlinson

The Day the Crayons Quit

By David Daywalt

Peace at Last

By Jill Murphy

The Enormous Crocodile

By Roald Dahl


Help and Advice

Phonics Play - children may find this fun and useful for practising their Phonics skills.   

Top Marks - another fun website

BBC KS1 Bitesize

Primary Games

Common Exception Words

Phonics Sound Mats


  1. Maths objectives covered – Spring term

Spring Term Maths Objectives

Number: Place Value (within 50 including multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s)

  • Count to 50 forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any number.
  • Count, read and write numbers to 50 in numerals.
  • Given a number, identify one more or one less.
  • Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least.
  • Count in multiples of twos, fives and tens.

Number: Addition and Subtraction (within 20)

  • Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20.
  • Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs.
  • Add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20, including zero.
  • Solve one step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, and missing number problems such as 7= 9

Measurement: Length & Height

  • Measure and begin to record lengths and heights.
  • Compare, describe and solve practical problems for: lengths and heights (for example, long/short, longer/shorter, tall/short, double/half)

Measurement: Weight & Volume

  • Measure and begin to record mass/weight, capacity and volume.
  • Compare, describe and solve practical problems for mass/weight: [for example, heavy/light, heavier than, lighter than]; capacity and volume [for example, full/empty, more than, less than, half, half full, quarter]


  1.  English topics covered

This term the children will continue writing full sentences using full stops and capital letters. We will be looking at different writing genres including instructions, recounts and story writing. We will be sharing a range of stories to inspire our writing. The handwriting sessions will be working on correct letter formation, size and letter families. In Guided Reading sessions, we will be reading decodable books in order to consolidate our phonics knowledge. We will also be doing a weekly comprehension lesson.




Families & Celebrations

Following Jesus


Everyday Materials

Topic (History/Geography)




Internet Safety




Singing Development – Action Songs


African Art

Moving Picture