Staff in Year 1

Mrs C Worby - Class Teacher (Monday & Tuesday)

Miss H Wright - Class Teacher (Wednesday - Friday)

Mrs S Sneddon - Teaching Assistant (mornings)

Mrs C Lang & Mrs A Rutter - 1 -1 Support

Miss H Spibey - Teaching Assistant (Thursday and Friday afternoon)

Mrs R Smithard - Teaching Assistant (Tuesday afternoon)

Classroom staff are available for a brief information sharing at the beginning or end of the day, if this is not convenient, an appointment can be made by email or in person through the school office.


Phonics is taught daily in Year 1 for 20 to 30 minutes. In Foundation Stage children have worked through Phase 1 and  Phase 2, in Year 1 we are expected to teach to the end of Phase 5. So far, we have revised Phase 3 and are now looking to explore Phase 4 and the split digraphs a-e,  e-e,  i-e, o-e, u-e.

Here is a link to a government leaflet with information for parents and carers.

Click here to access the 2013 DFE information leaflet for parents. 

Here are links to Phonics Play for interactive games children can play online. We recommend keeping all activities fun!


Year 1 Common Exception Words

Below is a list of the Year 1 Common Exception Words. These are words that do not follow the common rules taught in Phonics. Children should be able to read and spell these by the end of Year 1.

We will focus on a set of these in class each half term.


a             is             you             to             pull

I            his           your            do            push

be          has            no           today          put

he          are            go              of             full

me         was            so             one          house

she       were        there          once           our

we         said         here           some          ask

the        say         where         come        friend

              by          they            love         school




Mathematics Mastery Vocabulary

Below is a list of terms used in Mathematics Mastery.  Children will learn to use the terms in the glossary section.




 Welcome to Year 1.

We hope you had a good half term break and we are sure the children will have lots of exciting things to share with us back at school.


Our topic this half term is Plants. We will be learning the names of common trees and the meaning of the words deciduous and evergreen.  We will also be finding out about the structure of flowering plants and trees. We will be studying the story Supertato, writing some acrostic poems about pumpkins and writing recipes. Here are some examples of things you could do at home to support your child with this topic:

  • Go on a walk and draw pictures or take photos of plants you see and label them.
  • Grow a plant at home and watch as it changes.
  • Follow a recipe to make something yummy!

If your child wants to bring pictures, writing or photos about our topic into school, we will let your child show them at a convenient time. If your child wants to bring in a plant, please discuss it with us first so we can find a suitable day to ensure we will have time to look at it.



Please can we remind parents about the importance of reading regularly with your child. This helps to develop their fluency, phonics skills and sight recognition but it is also important to discuss the events in the story so far, what might happen next and your child's opinions about the book. Books are changed every Friday so please ensure your child's reading diary has been signed and is in school. Books will only be changed if it is evident that they have been read.





All children in Year 1 are entitled to a free school meal under the Universal Free School Meals  provision. However, children who would be entitled to Free School Meals under income-based criteria are eligible for Pupil Premium Funding.

To find out more about this funding please click here.



PE will be on Tuesdays and Fridays but we would appreciate it if children could have kit in school all week.

Children will need:                          

white t-shirt

black shorts

trainers (for outdoor PE, indoor will be barefoot)

Thank you


The children will have two blocks of swimming through the year. 

Autumn Term: 17th Sept - 3rd Dec (This is a week later than originally stated due to the week missed as a result of bad weather).

The second block of swimming will be in the Summer term.


Annual Plan

Click here to view the plan for this academic year.

Please note, this may be altered and adapted through the year.