Year 1 2021 - 2022

Miss Parker

Year 1 Teacher
History and Phonics Lead


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Welcome to our Year 1 class page.  I hope everyone has had a lovely summer break and is excited to begin another fantastic year at Little Leigh Primary School. I am really looking forward to getting to know all the children this half term. During the first weeks back at school, we will focus on settling all the children into Year 1, by getting them use to the new classroom and new routines of the school day. We will be joined by Mrs Mawrey most mornings of the week and we will both ensure all the children feel happy in their new environment, as it can be quite daunting moving classrooms for the very first time.

We have lots of exciting learning to look forward to this term and I hope all the children are looking forward to the fantastic year we are going to have together.       

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 page, so don’t forget to follow us to keep up to date with everything we are learning about in school.  

Mrs Robinson will be covering my planning time on a Tuesday Afternoon.  

Our PE sessions are on a Tuesday and a Thursday, so please remember to come in your PE kit during those days. Forest schools will take place every Monday morning. 

Warmest wishes, 

Miss Parker 


Autumn Term 1 



As Writers ...


The Colour Monster: Llenas, Anna: 9781787412736: BooksNaughty Bus: Oke, Jan: 9780954792114: Books


At the beginning of the Half Term we will be reading a variety of texts based on our class topic 'All About Me'.  Using these texts we will learn how we are all different, unique and special. We will use the text 'The Colour Monster' to explore and identify our different feelings. This will be a fantastic opportunity for myself and Mrs Mawrey to get to know all the children in Year 1 and learn about their interests. 

We will then move on to create our very own journey narratives based on the fantastic text 'Naughty Bus'. This learning will be linked to our geography topic 'What is it like where we live?'. 

 Using these texts the children will practise writing simple sentences using full stops and capital letters.  


As Mathematicians... 


This Term in maths the children be learning about: 

Place Value to 10

Addition and Subtraction within 10  


As Geographers...


In geography this half term we will be answering our key enquiry question 'What is it like where we live?'. We will use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of our school, its grounds and the surrounding environment.


As Artists ...

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 In art we will use a variety of techniques and materials to create our very own self portraits. We will also be learning about primary and secondary colours and create a colour mixing wheel.  Using our knowledge of colour mixing we will create artwork inspired by the fantastic text 'The Colour Monster' which we will be exploring in our English Lessons.  


As scientists ...


In Science we will be learning about the human body. The children will identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and learn which body part is associated with each sense. 


As Readers ...

We will be reading, exploring and discussing a variety of different poems, fiction and non-fiction texts linked to the theme 'Locality'. 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 20 minute phonics lesson. At Little Leigh Primary School we follow the Letters and Sounds programme. We will revisit Phase 3 throughout Autumn Term 1 and move onto Phase 4 and then Phase 5.  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 Tuesday and Thursday. 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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