Year 1

Cathedral - Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

The children are working really hard in Year 1 and have lots of new learning to explore this half term. In Year 1 our Teaching assistant is Mrs RW  who works with our class each morning. We also have Mrs Slater who comes in for the afternoons. Mr Meades covers PPA and teaches Year 1 each Thursday afternoon. 

You can find information about Year 1 below as well as an overview of some of our learning this half term. If you need any further information or have any questions you can contact me via the office or email:  [email protected]

I am really looking forward taking the children on the next step of their journey through school and seeing them shine this year.

Mrs Carr, Class Teacher


Our Learning this Half Term:


This half term we will be learning about Recount writing, we will be writing about events such as our holidays, Bonfire night and our pantomime trip. We will also be exploring stories with a repeating pattern. We will read ‘We’re Going On a Bear hunt’ and other stories.

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In Year 1 we follow ‘Maths, No Problem’ which is a scheme from Singapore. It helps us solve problems by learning many different methods and skills in mathematics. In this half term, we cover numbers 0-20 to order, compare and goup. We will then be investigating addition and subtraction.


We will be exploring Art this half term and will be finding out more about drawing using different media and materials.


We will continue to explore seasonal change and talk about what is happening to the plants at this time of year. We will be looking out for Evergreen trees.


Our focus for this half term is History and we will be learning about Guy Fawkes and the Gun Powder Plot. We will find out all about the history behind our celebration of Bonfire Night.


We are finding out about what life was like in the time that Jesus lived. We will also be sharing the Nativity story.


Useful information for Year 1:


We will listen to your child read as often as we can in class, so please send the books in every day. Reading books will be changed every Monday and Wednesday/Thursday.


In Year 1 we have homework each week. This will be set on Thursday and must be completed and returned to school by Tuesday the following week. There will be one Maths focus task, one English focus task and some spellings to learn. Please also read regularly at home with your child and sign the reading record.

Our Homework and the newsletter on our OneDrive File each week, there may be worksheets sent home for some aspects of homework. Please follow the link below to see our Year 1 One Drive File:




Our P.E days are MONDAY and WEDNESDAY. Please make sure a kit is in school for these days. We only require a T-Shirt, shorts and pumps. Please make sure long hair is tied back and earrings are removed for school.


We have a fruit snack at morning playtime and this is provided by school. You can also bring a snack to eat at afternoon playtime, a piece of fruit, biscuit or packet of crisps is suitable. Milk is avaliable to order via the office and must be paid for now the children are in Year 1.

Marvellous Me:

We do not ask children to bring in any items from home at the moment but we do love to share news as a class. If you would like to send in any photographs of special items, special people or days out these can be emailed to me. We will share any photographs on a Friday afternoon.

Water Bottles:

Children will be allowed to drink from their bottle during the school day. Please send in WATER ONLY in a named bottle. Unfortunately, we cannot refill the bottles once they are empty.