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On this page, you will find all the information you need for life in Year 1 and it will be updated half termly.

This page includes my Long Term Planning which outlines what we will be learning across the year. You will also find the Medium Term PLans on here, which outline in more detail what subjects and units we will be exploring each term.


We will then take inspriation from the text 'The Bumblebear' by Nadia Shireen. 

This story is about Norman. Norman is a bear who LOVES honey. According to Norman, there can never be enough honey; he needs to get his paws on more, more, more!
And who has the most honey? The bees, of course!


In  English we will be taking inspiration from the the text'Grandma Bird', by Benji Davies. You may recognise this author from reading his 'Storm Whale' books.

A postcard arrives for Noi, inviting him to stay with Grandma for the summer. Noi is not too sure. Grandma boils seaweed soup! But that is before Noi gets swept up in the dramatic rescue that will mark the beginning of their touching new friendship.



This term, we will be consolidating our knowledge and understanding of Phase 2 and 3 Phonics.  We will continue to practice our segmenting and blending skills through daily Phonics lessons.

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Reading provides children with the opportunity to escape everyday life, without leaving the room. 

All children have a Bug Club account which they can access any time! If you need help with login details just send a Dojo.

Reading books will be changed every Tuesday and Friday. Please sign your child's reading record to state when they have read.


Foundation Subjects


We begin our maths lessons with an engaging hook that gets the children to independently investigate the problems. Lessons will then utilise a range of sources including: Maths No Problem, White Rose, NCETM.

We will be learning about number and place value within 20.


To begin this year, we will be looking and Seasonal Changes. 

We will work scientifiaclly to:

Observe changes over the four seasons

Perform simple teask to collect data

Identify and classify our findings

Describe weather associated with seasons

Ask questions and make predictions

Gather and collect data.



We will be learning all about our school and our local area - Warrington. Our investigations will develop our understanding of maps, keys and symbols as well as human and physical features of the area.



We will be exploring pattern and print. To do this we will look at the work of abstract artist, Paul Klee.

Our investigation will develop our understanding of: colour, abstract art, line, block printing, painting and famous artists.


Every Wednesday morning, Year One will have PE with Miss Hind, our PE Lead. Please ensure that your child has a suitable PE kit for the changing weather and a water bottle, so that they can fully enjoy their PE sessions.

Please also ensure that your child's uniform and PE kit is labelled with their name - this will avoid any items getting lost.


We recognise that children have not had the same opportunities that they normal would have: physically, socially and emotionally.

Through PSHE, we will explore relationships. What makes up the same/different. What makes us unique? Who cares for us?


Long Term Plan

Medium Term Plan


Home work will be set on a Monday and it due in on Friday.

Homework includes:


Tuesday and Friday - Reading books will be changed, please document reading in your child's Reading Record.

Bug Club - all children have an account that they can access anytime. This is a fantastic website and really supports developing comprehension.


Children will be set up to 10 spellings linked to the phonics focus and the common exception words.

Children will be tested on these spellings on Friday, please ensure your child learns these spellings by practicing daily.


One piece of Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar work will be set, that links to the weekly English teaching this may include handwriting.


One piece of maths will be set, that links to the weekly maths teaching.


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