Year 1 2022 - 2023

Miss Lloyd

Reception Teacher


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Welcome to our Year 1 class page!  I hope you've all had a wonderful summer and I'm excited to be continuing your journey with you into Key Stage 1 at Little Leigh Primary School. 

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 Tuesday and Thursday, 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  

Spring Term 1

Hermelin: The Detective Mouse

As Writers ...

Our text this half term is the story 'Hermelin the Detective'.  Through exploring this exciting book the children will:

  • Learn words that can be altered to the opposite meaning when adding the prefix 'un'
  • Become more familair with how story is structured
  • Making words plural by adding 's' or 'es' at the end
  • Practice using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces
  • Continue to write full sentences and extend them by using 'and'.

They will create their very own friendship narrative and recount messages. 

As Mathematicians... 



This Term the children be learning about: 


Practise reading and writing mathematical statements that involve addition and subtraction and equals.

Represent and use number bonds and subtraction facts within 10.

Add and subtract one digit numbers to 20.

Recognise and name common 2-D and 3D shapes.

Count and write numbers to 20.



As Geographers ...



We will be answering our geographical enquiry question 'Where does food come from?'


As Designers...



In DT we will Joining and fastening stitches to make animal puppets.  We will focus specficially on aimals from the North and South Pole.  



As scientists ...


In science we will identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.  We will also identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores as well as describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals including pets).


We will observe the seasonal changes and compare autumn to winter.



As Readers ...

We will be reading, exploring and discussing a variety of different poems, fiction texts and non-fiction texts.  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. We will be revisiting all of Phase 3 in Autumn 1 and we might start to look at some Phase 5 sounds. 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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