Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

My name is Mrs Fitzsimmons, the class teacher. Also in our class are Miss Smith and Miss Grange. In addition to being class teacher, I am also the Early Reading (phonics), Geography and Early Language lead. I love teaching in Year 1, helping children to transition smoothly into KS1 from their time in foundation stage. I love getting to know the children and welcoming them even more into our school family.


Our curriculum – An overview

Below is a summary of the areas of learning for children in Year 1. More detailed information can be found on our curriculum pages.



All children will take part in daily phonics groups. During these sessions we teach children to learn all the different grapheme phoneme correspondences, so they are able to decode any word they see. We then work on teaching them to read with fluency and expression.



Character descriptions

Setting descriptions

Information texts

Recount based on real events

Retell of a familiar story.



Place value

Addition and subtraction

Multiplication and division


Length and height





Animals including humans

Everyday materials


Weather and seasons.


Foundation subjects

History – Queen Elizabeth

Geography – London and the UK, Hoyland and map work

Art – Painting, drawing and sculpture

Design Technology – Structures, mechanisms and food.

PEMulti-skills, Athletics, Dance, Yoga, Gymnastics, bat and ball skills.

RE- Hindu Dharma, Christianity, Buddhism and Islam.

We also teach music, computing, PSHE and P4C.


Useful information

PE days are Wednesday and Thursday. Occasionally these days will change, so please bring PE kit on Monday and take it home on a Friday.

Reading books will be sent home each Friday. This will be their phonics book which they have read all week and there will also be a Book Bag Book (a book for challenge). Please read these books for a week and return them the following Thursday or Friday.

Each child will have a reading record too. Please sign each time your child has read. Students will be given Dojos for rewards for their efforts.