Welcome to Year 1

Our staff

Mrs Body (Monday to Wednesday) & Mrs Sansom (Wednesday to Friday) - teachers for Blue Class and Year Group Leaders
Mrs Turley - teacher for Green Class
Learning Support Practitioners: Mrs Vakada, Mrs Ibrahimi

Useful information

Click on the tabs at the top of this page to learn more about our curriculum and topics for each half term.

PE lessons take place on Wednesdays for Year 1 children.  Please come to school dressed in school PE uniform on Wednesdays.

Please ensure your child brings a drink bottle to school with them every day - this should contain water or diluted fruit squash.  Your child will be able to refill their bottle during the school day from our special water coolers to keep themselves hydrated.  Children may also bring a healthy snack to eat at playtime - you can find out more about suitable snacks here.  Please do not allow your child to bring any toys, games or other items into school from home.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child and their learning, please do drop into the school office to make an appointment as we are always happy to meet with you.

Home learning

Homework helps to reinforce the learning that has gone on in school during the week.  Immersing your child in reading is the most important thing.  Children should read at home with an adult at least 5 times a week and this should be recorded in your child's home learning journal.  There is also a space to learn spellings, practise maths and information is provided about half-termly projects to be completed at home.  You can find out more about our homework expectations here.  Children are expected to bring their home learning journal and school reading books to school every day.

Online learning resources

We subscribe to various websites which you can use at home to support your child's learning.  Your child's teacher will be able to provide you with the necessary log in details, and these should be stuck in your child's home learning journal.  Click on the links below to access the resources.


Little Wandle Phonics

Collins Big Cat reading books

Year 1 End of year expectations for parents

Updated: 11/07/2022 495 KB

Year 1 Recommended Reads

Updated: 11/07/2022 4.82 MB
Updated: 11/07/2022 6.86 MB

Topic "Memories"             

Can you remember being small? Being a baby and learning to crawl? Do you recall a favourite toy, maybe a teddy bear or a best - loved book?

Learn about the days before you were born. It's called history and it's all about the past.

Bring a snack and your favourite teddy bear along to our Teddy Bear's Picnic and share your best memories so far!

HOMEWORK PROJECT: Make a family tree showing your family members with photos or drawings. Talk about the relationship between yourself and each family member and something you enjoy doing with each of them.

Topic "Dinosaur Roar!"

Stomp, crash, RRRAGH! Watch out everyone- the dinosaurs are on the prowl!

They're rampaging across the dusty earth, swishing their enormous tails and baring their fearsome teeth.

Let's explore the dinosaur planet. Dig deep and discover dazzling dinosaur facts.

Which is your favourite dinosaur? The Tyrannosaurus, Brachiosaurus or the Micropachycephalosaurus?

HOMEWORK PROJECT: Create a poster of your favourite dinosaur with some fun facts.

Topic "City Life"

Let's find out about where we live and what's nearby. Can you find the War Memorial, St. Marys Church, the library and Tesco in Bedfont? Let's look at a bird's eye view of the school.

Put on your best outfit because you're invited to have tea with the King. Use your best manners and comb your hair as one will not be amused if you don't!

What do you know about England's capital city? Let's find out all about London, including it's history, transport and famous landmarks. 

Are you ready for the bright lights of the big city? Hop in a black cab and enjoy the ride.

HOMEWORK PROJECT: Can you make a model of a London Landmark?

Topic "The Lady with the Lamp"

What do nurses do? How have hospitals changed from Victorian times to present day? Who were Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole? What were they famous for and how did they change history? People all over the world work as nurses today, it's a very difficult job.

What sort of person do you think would make a good nurse?

HOMEWORK PROJECT: Can you make a fact file about your favourite famous person? It might be a sports person, a singer, a scientist or an explorer!

Topic: "Old MacDonald"

Soft fur, sharp claws and twitching whiskers ... What's your favourite animal? One that meows? One that barks? Or one that scurries and slithers? From pets at home to animals in the zoo, let's find out what animals like to eat and where they like to sleep. Do you know how to look after a rabbit, a cat or even a snake?

Find out how the elephant got his trunk and how the rhinoceros got his leathery skin. Who is a herbivore and who is a carnivore?

HOMEWORK PROJECT: Can you design and make either a fruit or vegetable salad and give it a name? When you have made the salad either take a photo of it, or draw a picture, write the name of your salad with your picture and send your work in for us to see. We can't wait to see how creative you can be!

Topic "Crash, Bang, Wallop!"

Are you a rising popstar or a budding band member? 

This half term we'll be stepping in time to the beat and learning all about music.

We'll listen to music, move in time to music and participate in a fantastic music workshop where we'll have the opportunity to play Djembe drums and Bamboo Tamboo's.

We'll listen carefully to different sounds outdoors, test our sense of hearing and find out how far different sounds can travel.

Practice will hopefully make perfect when we perform with confidence!

HOMEWORK PROJECT: Can you design and make your own musical instrument to play in our class band?