Christ Church CofE Primary School

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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1



Teachers: Mrs Cropper

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Pritt



Teachers: Miss Liu and Mrs Seiffert

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Taylor 


PE Days


Children are expected to come into school in their full PE kits with all black trainers.

1C - Wednesday and Thursday

1L - Tuesday and Thursday




Homework will be given each Friday to be returned the following Friday. This will be maths or phonics based. 

Year 1 Learning Objectives

Key Information for parents



We expect each child to read every night at home to help them practise sounds that we are learning in class, develop their own self confidence as well as instil a love of reading. Our reading books are currently a mixture between the paper Read Write Inc books and our Oxford Reading Tree books, to support us as we develop our reading skills in year 1. These are very delicate and we ask that parents and children look after these books and refrain from writing children's names on these.


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In Year 1 we focus on the children's speaking & listening skills; encouraging them to take it in turns to tell stories, share their lovely ideas and talk about the stories they read. It is important that we spend lots of time practising this skill because it will give the children the confidence to start writing - to be able to say the sentence they want to write, to say and hear the sounds in each word, and then to write the sounds that they hear. We use lots of high quality texts in Year 1 which we love to share, and the children love to explore.

Here are the books that we will be exploring this term:


We use Maths No Problem as our scheme of work for Maths. This consists of an 'In Focus' task where we will work independently with our talk partner to share our ideas about how we can solve a given problem, and the different methods that we can use. We then use our 'Lets Learn' part of the lesson to learn together and develop and secure new and existing mathematical concepts. This scheme allows us to develop our independence in Maths and helps us to understand different ways of finding an answer to problems.

In Year 1 we have been securing our understanding of numbers up to 100. We have been learning how to add and subtract within 20, and the various methods we can use including practical resources, number lines and counting on. 

The topics we cover in summer term are: finding tens and ones with numbers to 100, how to tell the time to the hour and half hour, recognising coins and notes, volume and mass. 

Here is what we have been up to recently...