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Welcome to KS1

Welcome to KS1 1

Year 1 is a very important and exciting year for our children when they move from the Foundation Stage into Key Stage 1. We continue to build upon the progress the children have made during their Reception year and to encourage greater independence in subtle ways.


  • Continuous provision

  • KS1 area and outdoor quad area

  • Challenges/enhancements in the provision

    Main aims when planning learning


  • Memorable experiences

  • Hands on

  • Based on children's interests

  • Cross curricular links

  • Immersive learning environment

  • Using a range of technology

    The projects for 2017/18 are:


  • Autumn 1- Alice in Wonderland

  • Autumn 2- Space- Moon landing.

  • Assessment


  • Daily assessment in lessons

  • Written feedback

  • Positive mentoring for reading, writing, maths and science

  • Spellings

    End of phase expectations

    Reading - by the end of Y1 most children are expected to:


  • Apply phonic knowledge and skills to read words accurately

  • Read words with an apostrophe e.g. I'm, I'll, we'll and understand that the apostrophe represents the omitted letter(s)

  • Read aloud accurately books that are consistent with their phonic knowledge

  • Develop pleasure in reading

  • Discuss books that are read to them and explain their understanding

    Writing - by the end of Y1 most children are expected to:


  • Write simple sentences

  • Leave spaces between words

  • Use 'and' in sentences

  • Use capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks

  • Use capital letters for names

    Spelling - by the end of Y1 most children are expected to:


  • Apply phonic knowledge and skills to spell words

  • Know the days of the week

  • Name the letters of the alphabet in order

  • Add prefixes and suffixes e.g. adding s or es to make words plural

  • Use the previs - un e.g. unhappy

  • Use -ing, -ed, -er, -est at the end of words

    Handwriting - by the end of Y1 most children are expected to:


  • Form lower case letters in the correct direction

  • Form capital letters

  • Form digits 0-9

    Maths - by the end of Y1 most children are expected to:


  • Count to 100, forwards and backwards

  • Count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals

  • Count in 2s, 5s and 10s

  • Identify one more and one less

  • Count objects, use number lines, use the language: equal to, more than, less than, fewer, most

  • Read and write numbers to 20 in numerals and words

  • Use +, - and =

  • Add and subtract to 20

  • Solve one step problems involving +, -, x and :-

  • Recognise and name 2d shapes e.g. rectangles (including squares), circles and triangles

  • 3d shapes e.g. cuboids, pyramids, spheres

  • Whole, half, quarter, three quarter turns, clockwise


  • How you can help


  • Good attendance (96% at least)

  • Punctual

  • Practise any spellings needed to be learnt daily for 5 minutes

  • Handwriting practice

  • Home learning



Welcome back to what promises to be a very busy final half term for the children!  Next week the children will be meeting their new Year 2 teachers.  Each week after this they will be spending some time on a Tuesday in their new Year 2 class, completing fun activities and getting to know their new teacher.


Now that the hotter summer weather is here, please can you make sure that your child has a plastic water bottle in school.  Can you also please apply sun cream and send your child with a cap/sun hat as necessary.



This half term we will firstly be focusing on 'Our local area'. The children will be exploring different types of houses, completing simple map studies and investigating Leeds as a city.  We will then move on to learning about carnivals in a build up to our own exciting 'Richmond Hill Carnival'!  The children will have the opportunity to complete many fun activities in preparation for our carnival, including creating a class butterfly (for our carnival animal), colourful head-dresses and musical instruments.


P.E - Wednesday

Following on from last half term, P.E will continue to take place on a Wednesday.  Please make sure that your child has a P.E kit in school - T-shirt, shorts and trainers.


Reading books 

Reading books will be changed 2/3 times a week.  Please make sure that a comment is written in your child's book log regarding their reading.  If a new book is needed, please write this down in the log.


Many thanks

Miss Hobson and Mrs Jaber

Summer 1 Newsletter


Welcome back! We are looking forward to another busy half term.

Thank you to the parents who attended the parental evening. It’s always nice to share the progress of the pupils and discuss how parents can help their children. Please remember we are here to help at any time.

Last half term we had a fantastic drama workshop in all the Y1 classes. Through interactive activities the children had the opportunity to learn about India in a fun, interactive way. The children were excited about meeting the genie and becoming part of his life for the whole morning. Through a magical journey in India, following directions, the children landed on the most famous landmarks and had a chance to discover the most famous Indian foods.

Topic- Super Inventions

This half term we are looking forward to another exciting event. As part of our topic work we will be visiting Manchester Airport on Tuesday 2nd of May. At the visitor park, the children will get to go inside a plane, go into the cockpit and act like passengers. They will also have a tour around the visitors’ centre where they will learn about airports and flights. Please remember to bring the return slips and £10 voluntary contribution back to school by Thursday.


In Maths we will be focusing on counting in ones, twos, tens and comparing numbers using the, < > = signs. Also, we will work on finding the number that is one more or one less than a given number. The children will be doing lots of additions and subtractions using the + - sings.


In Literacy our main focus is writing sentences with capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. If you want to practise writing with your child please remember that neat writing and presentation of any work is very important.


Thank you

Mrs Jaber and Miss Hobson



I hope you have had a good break over the holidays. I would like to take the opportunity to stress the importance of reading to your children at home. It makes a huge impact on their learning. If you have read with your child, please write a note in their reading record so that we know how well they have read their books.


What are we learning about this half term?

This half term our whole school topic will be World’s Kitchen.

In 1R1 we will be learning about London and New Delhi. We will explore the differences between the two capital cities. We will look at Indian clothing, food and animals. We will be producing lots of amazing artwork throughout the topic.

In maths we will be counting forwards and backwards to one hundred from any given number. In addition, we will be reading the time to o’ clock and half past and solve time related problems.


Reading books

Please keep checking your child’s book bag for letters. Could you make sure that you send the books back with a note about your child’s reading.

Reminder: We are unable to change books without a note or if the books are not in your child's bag.


PE Kit

Please remember our PE is on Tuesday and make sure that your child has their PE kit.





          Spring Term 1  


Welcome back and Happy New Year! The children have all returned from the Christmas break looking very smart in their school uniforms and eager to continue their learning journeys!


Topic - Toys in the past

This half term's topic is 'Toys in the past'.  The children will be investigating the types of toys that children played with in Victorian times. These 'olden day' toys will then be compared to the ones we play with nowadays.  The children will also have the opportunity to design and create their very own toy car.


P.E - Tuesday

P.E will continue to take place on a Tuesday. Please make sure that your child has a P.E kit in school - sweatshirt, tracksuit bottoms & trainers.


Reading books

Reading books will be changed 2/3 times a week.  Please make sure that a comment is written in your child's book log regarding their reading.  If a new book is needed, please write this down in the log.


Many thanks

Miss Hobson and Mrs Jaber



                                 Autumn Term 2


Welcome back! We have an exciting half term ahead! Thank you to everyone who came along to Parents’ evening. It was great to meet so many of you to discuss how your child is getting on at school and how we can work together the best to support their learning so that they can continue making progress throughout Year 1.

All the Y1 classes will have a fantastic Christmas treat! We are going to watch ‘Sleeping Beauty’ in City Variety on 15th December. The pantomime is very engaging and I’m sure everyone will have a lovely time. A letter will be sent home about the trip shortly.

Topic – Crazy climates

 The children will be learning about hibernating animals, the days of the week and how the weather and nature change in the different seasons. We will talk about the weather in Africa and compare it to Antarctica.


Our PE days will continue to be on Tuesdays. With the cold weather approaching, we would advise jogging bottoms, a sweatshirt and trainers for outdoor PE lessons. 

Reading books

 Reading books will be sent home twice a week, please keep checking your child’s book bag. Could you make sure that you send the books back with a note about your child’s reading. Please remember that we are unable to change books without a note.


Many thanks

Mrs Jaber and Miss Hobson






Newsletter Autumn 1


Welcome to Y1 in Mrs Jaber’s and Miss Hobson’s class. I hope you all had a nice holiday. It was lovely to get to know the children in June and July during transition times. I was really impressed with the children’s good behaviour and I’m looking forward to teaching them this year.

Back in the first week through different fun activities we will be talking about and practising our classroom rules such as sitting quietly on the carpet, putting our hands up, using kind language, listening to each other carefully and taking turns in talking.


We will count in ones forwards and backwards, find one more or one less than a given number using mathematical language such as equal to, more than, less than,( fewer) most and least. Counters, pictures of everyday objects, number lines, hundred squares will help the children with their counting and understanding of place value.


Our topic this half term is ‘Royals and Rebels’. Through role play, in our fantastic classroom castle the children can pretend to be a king or a queen and wear their own crowns. We will learn about the Royal family and the Buckingham palace. The pupils will make a shopping list for a Royal wedding party, design a dress for the queen and make their own crowns.


Our  P.E. lessons will be on Tuesday-please make sure your child has their P.E. kit in school. ( White P.E. top and black shorts)

Please provide your child with a water bottle and a pair of pumps.


Thank you

Mrs Jaber and Miss Hobson



our classroom castle

our classroom castle 1

and reading area

and reading area 1