Giving Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day

Telephone: 01724 843601       Headteacher: Larissa Thorpe


Giving Every Child
Every Chance
Every Day

Telephone: 01724 843601             Headteacher: Larissa Thorpe


Welcome to Year 1 Class 1

Class Information

Class Teacher: Miss Hanson

Learning Assistants: Mrs Brown & Mrs Stenhouse

PE Day: PE Kit must be brought on a Monday and left in school until Friday. PE days change termly.

Additional activities known as brain breaks are used as part of the daily time table to keep children active and moving outside of their scheduled PE session.

PE is taught mainly by the Class Teacher. Some outside provision is also used during the school year.

Homework and reading: Homework and spellings are set every Friday in Year One to be returned by Thursday to be marked. Spellings are tested on a Friday.

The reading expectation is three times a week at home.

When all homework and three reads a week are completed every week for a whole term, children are eligible for ‘The Big Treat.


In Year One we cover poetry, narrative and non-fiction across the school year.We reinforce and develop English skills through Grammar Hammer, Phonics sessions, Book Talk sessions, weekly spelling tests, speaking & listening activities and regular Talk for Reading sessions.

We link the English to our topic of study at the time as far as possible and use opportunities for applying English skills in topic lessons.


Phonics is an important part of Year 1. The children take the statutory Phonics Screening Test in the Summer term. This involves children taking part in an activity where they use their previously learned skills to decode real and ‘nonsense’ words (sometimes referred to as ‘alien’ words). This is a measure of children’s progress in phonics and reading. Please see the ‘useful links’ section of this page below for more information.

International Primary Curriculum

The International Primary Curriculum (or IPC) topics covered in Year One are:


Autumn Term

  • Time Travellers – a History based topic where children learn about significant events that are still remembered today. The focus is The Great Fire of London and the story of Rosa Parks which is covered during Black History Month.
  • What’s It Made Of – A Science based topic about the properties and uses of materials.

Spring Term

  • I’m Alive: A Science based topic on living things. This term we have the chick hatching program.
  • Flowers & Insects: A Science based topic to supplement the I’m Alive topic.

Summer Term

  • What is the Geography of where I live? A topic exploring our local area and natural habitats.
  • How does the weather affect our lives? A Geography topic about weather and the changes that come with it.

Daily Timetable

A typical day for Year 1 Class 1 consists of:

  • Registration & Earlybird activity
  • Phonics
  • Assembly
  • Brain break
  • Handwriting
  • English session
  • Snack & Break
  • Maths session
  • Dinnertime
  • Maths activities
  • Topic work
  • BookTalk & Storytime

Useful Links