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Year One - Welcome to our Class Page



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Mr Stirk 

I enjoy spending time with my son and going to Chester Zoo. 

I am a season ticket holder at Burnley Football Club. 

I also enjoy gardening. 

Mrs Randles (Morning TA) 

I enjoy watching Marvel films.  

My favourite Formula One team is Mercedes. 

I enjoying spending time with my two sons. 

Mrs Beever (Afternoon TA) 

I enjoy reading.   

I like taking my dog Winston for walks

I love going to the beach. 

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We are continuing to use the Pathways to Write programme in literacy this year. 

A masterybased learning strategy is used to enhance vocabulary, reading, and writing abilities in Pathways to Write's work units. Each half term we will have focus on one book which will be supplemented by a class read. 

Autumn 1- Lost and Found by Olivier Jeffers

Autumn 2- Nibbles the book monster by Emma Yarlett 

Spring 2- The curious case of the missing mammoth by Ellie Hattie 

Summer 1- Toys in space by Mini Grey 

Spring 1- The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright

Summer 2- Goldilocks and just the one bear by Leigh Hodgkinson 


In Year 1 will use Power Maths to deliver the Maths Curriculum. Below is an overview of the topics which we cover.

Some fun games to play at home. 



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

Learning Project 

In each term we will have a different Learning Project, they will be: 

  • Seaside Holidays- Autumn Term


  • Great Inventors- Spring Term


  • Courageous Explorers- Summer Term

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To support the planning and delivery of phonics in school, we use the ‘Supersonic Phonic Friends’ scheme of work, by Anna Lucas. 


Sessions are taught daily and have a clear structure following the model: Revisit & Revise, Teach, Practise and Apply.


With 'Supersonic Phonic Friends', we 'wrap our children' in rhyme' to ensure they 'hear the sounds in the words they speak'. 

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We have many rewards in year one. The main award is being given golden tie by Mr Baugh at the end of the week. Children are also awarded captain table award if they have had a great week where they will go into the lunch hall first. As a class if we win class of the week we will have an extra sports session with Mr Rae on a Thursday lunchtime. We also use ‘Class Dojo’ which is a web based program which allows teachers to track pupil’s positive behaviours easily and efficiently. The program is based on points and your child can be given points for things like being on task, being respectful, participating or working hard. Teachers can also add new skills depending on classroom needs.

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Fun games and videos to watch at home to help with your learning. 

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