Year One - Welcome to our Class Page


Teacher: Mrs Riley

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Plaisted





Year 1 Home Learning Super Stars

Home Learning

Hello Year 1,

Thank you for logging onto our class page on Microsoft Teams and for all your hard work at home. Please keep trying your best and do what you can each day.

This week in Science, we are beginning our final topic 'Plants'. Please follow the instructions on the PowerPoint and start to keep a diary of your own bean plant. I wonder who will grow the tallest bean plant in Year 1? 

In Phonics, there is another mystery for you to solve! Who has helped the park-keeper to make the park even prettier than usual?

Keep smiling and remember to log on to 'Phonics Play' whenever you can and practise on the different Phase 5 games.               

I miss you all and hope you are well and staying safe!

Mrs Riley x



Week 12

Useful Websites



During Year 1 your child will be using fiction, non-fiction texts and poetry to promote their learning and develop their reading and writing skills. We will be building on knowledge already gained in Reception Year. Your child will cover a range of work:



  • Stories with familiar settings

  • Stories with repeating patterns

  • Traditional tales

  • Fairy stories

  • Fantasy stories


  • Labels, lists and signs

  • Information texts

  • Instructions

  • Letters


  • Songs and repetitive poems

  • Poems with pattern and rhyme

  • Poems about the senses

  • Humorous poems

  • Poems about nature

  • Traditional poems



Your child will be encouraged to apply their phonic knowledge to decode words and to respond speedily with the correct sound to graphemes (letters or groups of letters) for all 40+ phonemes including where applicable, alternative sounds for graphemes.



Your child will be encouraged to hold their pencil comfortably and correctly and to form the lower-case and capital letters properly starting and finishing in the right place.


Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation

Your child will be encouraged to:

  • Leave finger spaces between words.

  • Punctuate sentences using a capital letter and full stop.

  • Use capital letters for names of people, places, the days of the week and the personal pronoun ‘I’.



During Year 1 your child will be taught to use the following practical scientific methods, processes and skills:

  • Asking simple questions and recognising that they can be answered in different ways.

  • Observing closely, using simple equipment.

  • Performing simple tests.

  • Identifying and classifying.

  • Using their observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions.

  • Gathering and recording data to help in answering questions.


Topics to be covered this year include:

  • Everyday Materials

  • Animals, Including Humans

  • Seasonal Changes

  • Plants


During Year 1 your child will learn to:


Number and Place Value

  • Read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words.

  • Count to and across 100, forwards & backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number.

  • Count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals; count in multiples of twos, fives and tens.

  • Given a number, identify one more and one less.

  • Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including a number line; use language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least.


Addition and Subtraction

  • Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (–) equals (=) signs.

  • Add and subtract 1-digit &        2-digit numbers to 20, including zero.

  • Solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects & pictorial representations and missing numbers.


Multiplication and Division

  • Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (–) equals (=) signs.

  • Solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division, calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations & arrays with teacher support.



  • Recognise, find and name a half as 1 of 2 equal parts of an object, shape or quantity and a quarter as one of four equal parts of an object, shape or quantity.



Compare, describe and solve practical problems for:

  • Length and height

  • Mass and weight

  • Capacity and volume

  • Time


Properties of Shapes

  • Recognise and name common  2-D and 3-D shapes, including circles, rectangles, triangles, cubes, pyramids and spheres.



Position and Direction

  • Describe position, direction and movement, including whole, half, quarter and three-quarter turns.

Knowledge Organisers

Useful Websites/ Apps

Fun for KS1, Maths, English and Science App

Year 1 Class Noticeboard

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