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Year 1

Welcome to Y1!


General Information


Staff: Our Year 1 teachers are Miss Kirkham and Miss Playford.

Mrs Aspin (HLTA), will cover Miss Playford’s class on a Thursday and Miss Kirkham’s class on a Wednesday morning. Helping to assist in our classrooms will be Mrs Denton.


PPA: Our PPA is on  a Monday afternoon. During this time children will be taught by Mrs Little who delivers Computing and Mrs Marshall who will deliver Science.


P.E:  Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday.

On Wednesday, a SUFC coach delivers the PE session. Please ensure that PE kits are brought in on Monday so the children are properly prepared for both lessons. At times, we may go outside for PE, a warm jacket or jumper may be beneficial during the colder temperatures. Please ensure that all PE kit is labelled clearly with your child's name. Although we try to make sure kit goes home with the right child, this is sometimes a struggle and misplaced kit can be located in the Y1 shared area.



Home learning menus are given out at the start of every half term highlighting activities and projects the children can complete based on their current topic. Children will be encouraged to complete homework from the home learning menu from their class teacher.


Please do share photographs of your children carrying out the tasks by e-mailing them to

Topics covered:

Spring 2- Going Green with Percy!


Our topic this half-term is 'Going green- with Percy'. The children will receive postcards from Percy's friends around the world and have problems to solve. They will be exploring the 7 continents and 5 oceans and locating them on a map. We will also be looking at the British Isles and describing locations using compass directions. We will be finding out about the different climates, habitats around the world and classifying animals. In Literacy, we will be writing a set of instructions, a letter and a story.  In Maths, we will be looking at time, addition and subtraction with 2-digit numbers.


Books to enjoy at home!


Spring 2:

After the Storm

A storm is raging outside and Percy the park keeper is having a sleepless night. When he gets up the following morning, Percy finds that the old oak tree has been blown down. It is a disaster for his animal friends who live there, but Percy is soon devising a plan to help his little friends find new homes.


One Springy Day

Percy the park keeper and his animal friends are playing hide-and-seek in the park. The fox has found a great hiding place in Percy’s workshop but when he falls into a pot of Very Strong Glue, he soon finds himself springing into an embarrassingly sticky situation! Is there anything his friends can do to help?


Animal Homes

From nests in treetops to dark underground burrows, there are lots of animal homes to discover in this fascinating book. Lift the flaps to see how animals build homes in extreme temperatures, shelter in a warm coral reef, or on a riverbank and lots more. With over 80 flaps to lift and links to websites with videos and pictures of real animal homes.