Year 1 2022 - 2023

Mr Marland


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Welcome to our Year 1 class page!  Here you can find all the relevant information about what your child will be learning this half term.  

On our Year 1 class page you will find all the information about our class topics, class news, events, daily routines, homework and dates for your diaries. I will also regularly share the Year 1’s fantastic work on our Twitter and Facebook pages, so please follow us to keep up to date with everything we are learning about in school. 

We will continue to use Tapestry this year so make sure you continue to engage with this platform as you did in Reception. 


PE sessions are a little bit different in Year 1 and we ask that children come into school IN their PE kits. Our PE days are on a Monday and Tuesday, so please remember to come in your PE kit during those days. As some PE lessons may be outside, please can the children wear warm PE clothes during the winter months.  

As always, if you need any more information please don't hesitate to ask!

Mr Marland  

Summer Term 2


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As Writers ...

Our text this half term is the story 'The Last Wolf' by Mini Grey.  Through exploring this exciting book the children will:

  • Continue to think of a variety of adjectives to describe nouns in their writing
  • Explore synonyms to adjectives already known
  • Be introduced to aliteration and apply it to their writing
  • Continue to familiarise themselves with how a story is structured
  • Continue to punctuate sentences and understand when a question mark or exclamation mark can be used

They will create their very own return narrative. 


As Mathematicians... 



This half-term the children be learning about: 


Compare, describe and solve practical problems for:

  • lengths and heights (for example, long/short, longer/shorter, tall/short, double/half)
  • mass/weight (for example, heavy/light, heavier than, lighter than)
  • capacity and volume [for example, full/empty, more than, less than, half, half full, quarter]

Measure and begin to record the following:

  • lengths and heights
  • mass/weight 
  • capacity and volume

They will also return to addition and subtraction and recap on recalling number facts to 10 and 20.




As Geographers ...

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We will be answering our geography enquiry question 'What is it like to live in the North Pole?'.  In order to answer this questions, the children will learn about Inuit people who live in the North Pole as well as the wildlife.  They will use the internet to monitor the weather at the North Pole and compre it to weather in the UK.   



As Artists....





 We will explore how artists make art inspired by flora and fauna. We will make collages of mini beasts and display as a shared artwork. .




As scientists ...


In science we will identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees.  We will also identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees. 


The children will also observe the signs of summer and how it differs to spring.




As Readers ...

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We will be reading, exploring and discussing a variety of different poems, fiction texts and non-fiction texts.   For this half-term we will be focusing on books relating to ficiton and poetry.  These high-quality texts will allow the children to practise and develop their fluency when reading and their comprehension skills.   As well as a shared reading lesson the children will have their phonics lesson each day. 




Every day Year 1 will have a phonics lesson. At Little Leigh Primary School we follow the Essential Letters and Sounds scheme of work.  For the first week of this half term, the children will recap on all phase 2-5 GPCs and practise reading real and pseudo words that include these.  The children will then continue to further develop their reading by learning phase 6 GPCs, which include alternative graphemes.  Below are a selection of websites which will help support the children with their phonics at home. 


Online resources:



Here you will find a fun phonics game where the children have to select the letters to make the words using their phonics sounds.


Here you will find different games where the children have to read and sort the real and nonsense words.


Here you will find information and resources about the different phonics phases.


Here you will find different video’s for home learning, revising all the phonics sounds.


Here you will find phonics videos that are very useful for pronunciation of sounds.


Here you will find a  great selection of games to support all areas of learning.


This half term our PE sessions will take place on a Monday and Tuesday. Please can your child arrive to school in their P.E kit on these days. 

During the winter months, it is advisable for the children to bring warm clothes such as tracksuit bottoms as sessions will continue outside where possible.


Within school, all the children take part in whole class reading sessions, guided reading sessions and individual reads. These sessions aim to develop word recognition, inference skills, comprehension of texts and fluency/understanding of the texts we read.  Our inviting reading area with quality texts will allow the children to independently develop their love of reading during quiet reading times.  

In KS1 we encourage parents/guardians to read with your child at least 3 times a week and record a short comment in their child’s reading diary about that reading session. They will have the opportunity to change their reading book every week.   


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