Year 1 2023 - 2024

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. 


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 Wednesday, 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  & Mrs Thompson

Summer Term 2


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As Writers ...

Our text this half term is the return narrative 'The Last Wolf' by Mini Grey.  This text will help the children learn to:



  • Create expanded noun phrases based on what they see in the illustrations from the text
  • Writing in the past tense and adding the suffix -ed to verbs
  • Begin to identify synonyms for chosen words to help broaden vocabulary
  • Continue to practise punctuating sentences 
  • Be mindful of the reader and include adjectives to make the sentences more interesting
  • Continue to use the conjunction 'and' to extend a sentence
  • Apply their phonics knowledge when spelling a words
  • Think of sentences that include new vocabulary taught
  • Review work and make changes in order to improve sentences

As Mathematicians... 



This half-term the children be learning about: 

Count forwards and backwards from a given number to 100

Partition a 2 digit number and identify the tens and ones

Identify half and a quarter of an amount

Add/subtract a 1 digit number from/to a 2 digit number

Comntinue to practise identifying number facts to 10.


As historians...


We will be looking at health heroes from past and present and how they have made an on present doctors and nurses.

As artists...


 We will be exploring how artists make collages inspired by Flora and Fauna  The children will make collages of mini -beasts and display as a shared artwork.



As scientists ...


In science we will be focusing on plants. 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. 





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 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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