Year 1 News & Information

Daily timetable

9:00-9:45 – Maths
9:45-10:30 – Phonics
10:30-10:45 – Arithmetic
10:45-11:00 – Playtime
11:00-12:00 – English

12:00-1:00 – Lunchtime

1:00-1:45  -Guided Reading or Cornerstones
1:45-2:30 – PSHE,RE or Cornerstones
2:30-2:45 – Assembly
2:45-3:00 – Phonics
3:00-3:15 – Story and Home Time Preparations

PE will now be on Thursday and Friday afternoons for all Year 1 classes.

Reminders and Expectations

  • Uniform: Purple Copperfield jumper or cardigan, white polo-shirt/blouse, grey skirt or trousers, black shoes, black/white/grey socks or tights.
  • Children’s PE kits should be in school. They should have: black shorts or jogging bottoms, black plimsolls or trainers, t-shirt (white or house colour).
  • Please ensure your child has a named shirt in school to wear for art activities.
  • MyMaths homework will be set each week, please complete by the following Friday. If you need any assistance please speak to your child’s class teacher.
  • Children will be given spellings by their RWInc teacher weekly. The children will be tested on their spellings every Friday. If you have any questions please speak to your child’s class teacher.
  • Please read with your child daily and sign their Home reading diary. We will change your child’s reading book when their diary has been signed.

What do we do?

We place a huge emphasis on communication and language, this is encouraged throughout the day through partner talk and class discussions. We follow the National Curriculum. We provide opportunities for children to learn and develop a wide range of skills.

How do we involve Parents?

We have an open door policy and welcome you to speak with us about your child’s learning and progress. We have opportunities throughout the year for parents to support with learning activities such as helping on school trips. We hold Express Events at the end of each half term, which parents are invited to attend to celebrate their children’s learning. We welcome parent helpers to support reading.

How can you contact us?

You can speak to your child’s class teacher before or after school.

You can use your child’s home reading diary to communicate with your child’s class teacher.

The school phone number is: 01474352488
You can email the school on:

End of Year Expectations for English

By the end of Year 1 your child should be able to:

  • apply phonic knowledge and skills as a route to decode words,
  • read speedily 40+ graphemes,
  • read common exception words,
  • read words which use suffixes: -s, -es, -ing, -ed, -er, and -est,
  • read words containing more than one syllable,
  • read contraction words,
  • develop pleasure in reading,
  • participate in discussion about what is read to them,
  • sit correctly at a table, holding a pencil comfortably and correctly,
  • form lower-case letters, numerals and capital letters accurately,
  • write sentences, by; saying out loud what they want to write, composing a sentence orally, sequence sentences to form short narratives, reread what they have written to make sure it makes sense,
  • leave spaces between words,
  • use ‘and’ to join clauses,
  • use capital letters to begin sentences, for names and places,
  • use full stops to demarcate the end of a sentence,

End of Year Expectations for Maths

By the end of Year 1 your child should be able to:

  • use numbers up to and beyond 100,
  • count in multiples of two, five and ten,
  • read and write numbers in numerals and words to 20,
  • identify one more and one less than any number,
  • solve a range of problems involving; addition, subtraction, division and multiplication,
  • explore and record length, height, weight and capacity,
  • recognise, find and name half/quarter of an object, shape or quantity,
  • sequence events in chronological order,
  • tell the time to the hour and half hour,
  • recognise and name common 2Dand 3D shapes,
  • describe position, direction and movement including whole, half, quarter and three-quarter turns.

Useful Websites

Phonics support:

Maths support:

National Curriculum guidance:

Year 1 Gallery