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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Engagement, enjoyment and creativity form the basis of teaching in Year 1. We endeavour to create an atmosphere in which the curriculum is taught interactively. Our topic learning allows us to teach in a cross-curricular manner, enabling us to find links between different areas.

In Year 1, the children begin to follow the National Curriculum as a whole class during lessons.


Year Group Team

Miss Bay 

Miss Osborne 

Miss Sinclair 

Mrs Kelaj 


PE will take place on Tuesday's and Thursday's. Children are expected to come to school in their PE kit on their PE days, and if they are taking part in a club after school. Earrings must not be worn on PE days.

What are Year1 learning this week?


We have just started a new text called ‘I want my hat back’ by Jon Klassen. We have thought about useful questions we can ask and investigated the disappearance of the hat and created posters to ask for help.


We are continuing to use our number bonds and the ‘make 10’ strategy’ to help us add and subtract numbers up to 20.


We recapped what we already knew about Lent, and now we are learning more about the 3 practises of prayer, giving and fasting.


We are coming to the end of our unit on Materials. We are now using and applying all the facts that we have learnt to construct the most useful house for the three little pigs!


We used our knowledge of Materials to group data in different ways.

Other News

We had lots of fun on World Book day-look at our fantastic book day costumes!

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Homework / Home Reading

Your child will be set three pieces of homework each week. This will consist of Maths, English and Reading. They will receive one piece of RE homework every half-term. All homework will be set via Google Classroom. It will go out on Friday and should be returned by the following Thursday. Maths homework will generally be set online through My Maths:

Children are provided with a reading book suited to their ability to further support their reading at home; this book is returned each week, and they are issued with a new one. We also encourage our pupils to continue their reading at home through the use of ‘Bug Club’ books which they can access through a login.


Focus is drawn on learning to read using phonics as it plays a crucial role. That is, teaching phonics gives children the ability to decode letters into their respective sounds, a skill essential for them to read unfamiliar words independently. At St Edmund’s, we use ‘Letters and Sounds’ to teach phonics alongside the Phonics Bug and Jolly Phonics resources as appropriate.


We have begun to use ‘Numbots’ in Year 1 to further develop children’s confidence and fluency in using their number bonds for addition and subtraction. This platform is enjoyable, educational and sets the children up with a solid foundation which will support them as they move through the school.