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Year 1

Welcome to our class!

The Year 1 Team

Our class teacher is Miss Sharratt and our teaching assistants are Mrs Malbon, Mrs Blanchard and Mrs Wells. They are always there to ensure we are safe and happy at school. We are given a smooth transition from Reception as we continue to learn through play alongside a more formal type of learning.


We use the White Rose Maths Scheme to develop our knowledge and understanding of Number and Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Fractions, Measurement, Shapes and Position & Direction. We are encouraged to use a variety of manipulatives to take our understanding of numbers and calculation from concrete through to visual and finally to abstract learning. In Year 1, we are beginning to develop our reasoning and problem solving skills also.


Phonics plays a key part in the Year 1 curriculum, as we continue to learn alternative graphemes to the phonemes learnt in Reception. To encourage an engaging and visually stimulating learning experience, we use the Monster Phonics scheme which is strongly linked to the Letters and Sounds Phonics programme and KS1 Spelling Curriculum. In Year 1 reading comes in many forms. We are encouraged to read signs, labels and captions daily, shared and guided reading takes place as well as individual and 1:1 reading with our adults.  There are many opportunities given to help build up our confidence and fluency in reading. Our stimulating and inviting reading area makes reading fun and pleasurable. In writing, visual prompts help remind us how to develop sentences and make our writing more interesting. We develop our Literacy skills through our exciting curriculum projects.


We follow Cornerstones Curriculum and our project this term is called ‘The Enchanted Woodland'. If you go down to the woods today you’re in for a BIG surprise! This project will introduce and explain different plants and animals that thrive in the woods and provide lots of research opportunities. There will be plenty of chances to get hands-on outdoors as we explore our environment. We will be able to show our learning through writing, artwork and speaking and listening opportunities. 

The Enchanted Woodland

Later on in the year, our projects will be:

Spring Term 1: Moon Zoom!

Spring Term 2: Bright Lights, Big City!

Summer Term 1: Paws, Claws and Whiskers.

Summer Term 2: Memory Box.


Click below to see the exciting learning we have planned for this half term: