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Year 1

In Year 1 we continue to provide children with a broad and balanced curriculum that allows for creative thinking and the development of independent skills. We aim to teach this through a range of fun and exciting activities which underpin the learning of the key skills across the curriculum. 

Year Group Information

Class 1D

Teacher & Year Group Lead: Mr Dowd 

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Gavin 

PE/Field: Monday & Tuesday

Music: Tuesday (am) 


Class 1C

Teacher: Mrs Crookes

Teaching Assistants:                                              Miss Reese and Mrs Wilkinson 

PE/Field: Monday & Tuesday

Music: Tuesday (am) 

Class 1C

Teacher: Miss Cooper 

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Wilkinson 

PE/Field: Monday & Tuesday

Music: Tuesday (am) 


Class 1L

Teacher: Mr Lomax

Teaching Assistants:                                              Mrs Gartside & Mrs Beigan  

PE/Field: Monday & Tuesday

Music: Tuesday (am) 


Over the Rainbow (Autumn 1)

Quality Text: Katie and the Sunflowers

In the first half of the Autumn term we follow the topic 'Over the Rainbow'. During this topic we look at ourselves, we learn about different artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, observe and describe the ever changing weather patterns and learn about the human body!

You Can't Catch Me! (Autumn 2)

Quality text: The Gingerbread Man

In this Theme, the children follow the fairytale story of the gingerbread man and develop their understanding of a healthy lifestyle, the five senses, looking at the benefits of healthy eating and where food comes from. 

On Safari (Spring 1)

Quality Text: Giraffes Can't Dance! 

To start off the Spring term, our Theme 'On Safari ' takes us through the jungle, as the children explore the different types of animals from around the world. Children will compare Southport to an African village while looking at the physical and human features. 

Around the World in 30 Days (Spring 2)

Quality Text:  Emma Jane's Aeroplane

During this Theme, the children will explore countries around the world, while we compare and contrast the different countries and identify them on a map. The children will learn all about the 'Wright' brothers and learn all about the first aeroplane flight. 


Shhh! Dont wake the Giant! (Summer 1)

Quality Text: Jack and the Beanstalk

To start off the summer term, the children learn about Jack and the Beanstalk.  The children use their creative skills in various ways throughout this theme and learn to identify different plants and trees. Year 1 will be starting Tennis as part of their PE sessions during this half term.

TBC (Summer 2)

Quality Text:

Home Tasks 

In Year 1, we expect children to read at home with an adult most nights or whenever possible and for this to be recorded in their reading diaries. Reading books will be changed frequently. 

We aim to provide children with a range of homework activities to prepare for or consolidate their classroom learning.  Homework will be given out on Thursday to be finished by the following Tuesday unless otherwise instructed. 

Spelling books will be sent home on a Friday and we ask for your child to learn these spellings to consolidate their learning in letters and sounds each week. This will start after October half term. 

curriculum Links 


Home Learning (2020/2021) - w/b 23.11.20

For those children who will be completing home learning, please find attached a variety of activities for the children to complete

The activities have been broken down into the different areas of the curriculum (maths, reading, writing and theme).

During each week, the following will be provided with activties for the following subjects: Maths, Writing, Phonics and Theme. 

Purple Mash - This is an extensive online resource that we can use to set work for the children. The children are familiar with Purple Mash from computing lessons, but they have not yet logged in using their own username and password. Please help your child log in using the username and password stuck inside their new Home Learning book.

Please find below a suggested timetable you may wish to follow for each day:

Alongside this, children will be encouraged to read at least 3 times a week. These can be books from home and e-books from websites such as:                                                                                        

Oxford Owl                                                                   

Book Trust

David Walliams Audio Book:

Children should also complete a Purple Mash activity for Number bonds to 10 and 20 respectively and look through high frequency words, common exception words and sounds that have been previously taught and stuck in the yellow reading diaries. 

If you have any queries regarding any of the activities throughout the week, please contact the Year 1 team via e-mail:  Emails sent to this address will be responded to Monday to Friday within the school hours 9.00-3.00pm by a member of the Year 1 team. The school office will also be open for phone calls.