Year 1



Miss Smoothey and Miss Whild

Supported by Mrs Siegertsz

Teaching Assistants

Ms Vance, Mrs Parry, Mrs Sanderson, Mrs Wood

Welcome to Year 1

A quick introduction to our year

In year 1 our primary focus this year is phonics and reading. By the end of year 1 your child is expected to be reading at turquoise level (phase 5), therefore we encourage you to read as much as possible with your child at home. This makes up your child’s home-learning in addition to weekly spellings that will be posted on your child’s class dojo page every Monday. We read in small groups daily to develop decoding skills initially and then comprehension skills as the year progresses. 

In June, your child will take part in the government Phonic Screening test. This will test your child’s phonic ability, e.g. the ability to decode and read real and nonsense words.The pass mark for in previous years was 32 out of 40.We teach daily phonics lessons from 8.55-9.35. To support your child with phonics at home please read regularly using the Collins online phonically decodable books matched to your child’s phonics ability. Whilst reading at home please encourage your child to ‘sound-out’ decodable words, e.g. d-o-g, f-r-o-g, t-r-ai-n, p-eachwill help to support them. (Please see letter mats for the digraphs.) 

In mathematics, we use the 5 stages of learning and follow the White Rose Maths scheme of work. Here is a breakdown of the yearly over view. 

Autumn 1

Number and Place Value (within 10) 
Addition and Subtraction (within 10) 
Number and Place Value (within 20) 

Spring 1

Addition and Subtraction (within 20) 
Number and Place Value (within 20) 
Measurement: Length and Height 
Measurement: Weight and Volume

Summer 1

Multiplication and Division 
Position and Direction  
Number and Place Value (within 100) 

Throughout the year we look at a range of different topics, including: Marvellous Me, Around the World, Toys, Let’s Grow and Coast to Coast. 

This year P.E will be taught on a Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure your child comes to school with the correct kit- white t-shirt, black shorts/joggers and suitable footwear. 

If you have any queries please see a member of the Year 1 team.


Quick glance of whats to come.