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Year 1

Welcome to year 1


The year 1 team for 2022/2023 consists of Mrs McCarthy and Mrs Witts (1C) and Mrs Rowstron (1D), along with our teaching assistants Miss Warner and Mrs Holder. 


Year 1 PE days are Monday and Tuesday. Please familiarise yourself with our uniform policy in relation to PE, including health and safety requirements linked to jewellery.


Please ensure that your child brings in a water bottle and their reading book/record, as well as their link book, every day.


Homework is set on a Tuesday, and is due in by the following Monday. Children should be reading to an adult at least three times per week for at least 15/20 minutes each time. Reading can take place with either the book sent home from school or an allocated book on your child's Bug Club. Each book must be recorded in your child's reading record, including any ebooks.


Please ensure that any belongings are labelled - it makes it easier to return when left around school!

Weekly home learning sheet

Home learning


Homework tasks can be accessed via Education City.

Education City website


Children are expected to read with an adult at home at least three times per week.  Children also have access to e-books via Bug Club using their personal log in details. 

Bug Club website


The children will also be sent home weekly spellings. 

In addition to the weekly spellings, each child has their own Spelling Shed account.  
Spelling Shed website

Spelling Shed parent how to guide



Learning showcase

As part of our Science lessons we have been learning about animals and humans.  Today we had a visit from Chris 'The Animal Man' who taught is all about his animals.  We met Alan the owl who is 9 years old and we were able to identify he is a carnivore from list of food that Chris said he eats.  As well as Alan the owl we met a cockroach, an Argentinian horned frog 'Pacman frog', a skunk called Burt plus many other amazing animals.  We are now looking forward to writing about all these wonderful animals in our Science lesson next week!

Christmas crafts afternoon with Friends of Milby

Year 1 launch of Spelling Shed

Science walk in our local area

During the second half of the autumn term,  we have been learning about the four seasons in our Science lessons.  As a year group we went on a walk in our local area where we were looking for signs of autumn.

1C's Firework Poem

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During our English lessons, the children have been learning and performing a Firework Poem.

We started the week by reading the Firework Poem written by James Carter.  We talked about the language used and how we could add actions to the poem to help us remember it.  In groups, we then practised each part until we knew it by heart!


Why don't you have a look below and see how we got on!

We launched our new text this week and the children were so excited today to find out that the boy got a new Traction Man after writing a letter to Santa.  They were also very excited to find that both 1C and 1D had a present too, which was a Traction Man.  The pictures show the children reading captions and using their voices expressively to create voiceovers.

We are scientists

During our first Science lesson in year 1, we identified and labelled parts of the body.  Next we drew and labelled the body parts on our body apron. 

Writing key objectives

Maths key objectives