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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

This year the classes are named after famous, creative people.

These were chosen by the children at the end of last year.

Beatrix Potter Class are taught by Mrs Jethwa.


Miss Campbell is the teaching assistant.


Mrs Pagella is the support


Hargreaves Class are

taught by Mrs Carter.

Miss Pickersgill is the

teaching assistant.

Miss Dallaglio is the support assistant.

Our Learning this Year

We will be learning about lots of exciting things this year.

The weekly timetable for Beatrix Potter Class

The weekly timetable for Hargreaves Class

The long term plan for Year 1

Autumn 1

Our theme this half term was 'Me Myself and I'. We visited 'Eureka' science museum to support our learning.




 Autumn  2

Our theme this half term was 'Under the Sea'. We were lucky enough to visit Manchester Sea Life Centre.




 Spring 1

 We were lucky enough to have an 'artist' come into school to support our learning in creating some 3D sculptures from Modroc.




Spring 2

This half term we studied Queen Victoria and her life. We went to 'Armley Mills' museum to learn what life for a child was like in Victorian Times.



Summer 1

This half term we learnt all about Barnaby Bear and his travels to the UK. The Northern Arts Dance Factory came in and taught us some traditional celtic dancing. Here is a video of our efforts!


How can you help us learn?


We make the most progress if we read every day.

Ask us questions about our books, talk through the stories with us and let us tell you what we know. There might be some tricky words in the books. Help us to understand what they mean so that we can try to use them ourselves. If we can't read yet, let us listen to you telling us other stories. We love sharing books with you! Our teachers will change our books every time we bring them back to school, as long as you have signed our Reading Records.


We learn the sounds that letters make. This can help us remember the simple sounds

of English. We can look at this video if we get stuck on how to say the sounds.


Our teachers give us homework to help us carry on the work we do in class. Sometimes, we have a challenge and we will need your help. Other times, we will be able to do the work ourselves and might only need you to check that we are on track. Our Learning Logs get sent home on Friday and we should bring them back by Wednesday.


We are learning to spell tricky words. Help us by practising the ones we get stuck on. Here is the list of tricky words that we need to learn to read and spell by the end of Year 1.


It is very important that we know our number bonds to 10 and 20 and our 2,5 and 10 times tables. Here is a game that can help us learn this and we love playing it in class.

Other Notices:

Indoor Shoes

We ask all children to bring in a change of shoes to wear inside.

This helps to keep the classroom tidy. It is especially important now that the weather is changing! The children have a labelled shoe space just for them.

Our P.E. days:

Beatrix Potter Class:
Wednesday and Friday

Hargreaves Class:
Wednesday and Friday

Please ensure that your child brings their P.E. kit in their bag. This can be left in school on their peg.

Our P.E. kit is: