Year 1 2023 - 2024

Mrs Harvey

Mrs Gotting

Mrs Tucker




Welcome to Year One!

A warm welcome to the Year One class page where you will find information about the year ahead, including a sample of our timetable, an overview of what will be taught each term and your weekly homework.  For more information about what is taught in Year One, you might also want to have a look at the curriculum pages of the website. 

If you have a child in Year One, do keep up-to-date with what we have been doing by logging into Seesaw. 

Homework for this week: Thursday 8th February 2024 


The Year One Team

Mrs Harvey is the main class teacher for Year One this year.  Mrs Gotting teaches Year One on a Thursday.  Mrs Tucker will also be teaching in class on a Tuesday and Friday afternoon.  You may like to have a look at the Who's Who page of the website.

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Mrs Whitney will be supporting the children in Year One.  .

We have a strong and enthusiastic team working together in Year One.  We are all passionate about the development of young children academically, socially and emotionally and we are all excited to

Grow and Achieve together with our children in Year One this year.

Mr Ault, our sports coach will be working with the class on Thursdays this half term.


 Please do have a read of our planned Year One Curriculum LTP image.PNG

                                                          Spring Term Curriculum

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Reading will continue to be a school priority. All children are encouraged to read across the curriculum and at every opportunity.


Our Super Six:

Every day, we enjoy listening to a selection of books that become increasingly familiar to us.  Over this half term we will be enjoying:

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Look at us enjoying our recent art day!

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 We enjoyed applying our skills in colour mixing to our Picasso inspired portraits.  We were given a pallete of the primary colours and had to mix all the other colours we used by ourselves.  We tried to include orange, purple and green (the secondary colours).  



We are very busy in Year One.  We do lots of short focussed learning and we keep moving.  Here is a sample timetable to give you an idea of what we get up to on a daily basis:

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A few reminders:

PE: Children have PE on Tuesday and Friday this half term. Children should come dressed in their PE kit on these days.

Water: Children are encouraged to bring in a bottle of water each day which they can access at any time. Please ensure your child’s name is on their bottle.

Snack: KS1 children are offered a piece of fruit during the afternoon. If you would like to send an alternative snack for your child, please make sure it is healthy. No chocolate, crisps or sweets please (we are a nut-free school).


Spring Term

We love investigating a range of exciting books in Year One. During the first half of the Spring term, in English, we will finish our work on 'Nibbles the Book Monster' and then progress on to 'Toys in Space' by Mini Grey and later, after the half term holiday, we will explore 'Beegu' by Alexis Deacon.

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We will be focusing on:

  • combining words to make sentences
  • Leaving spaces between words
  • Begin to use capital letters and full stops
  • Start to join words using and
  • sequence sentences to form short stories


In maths we will be focusing on the place value , addition and subtraction of numbers within 10 and we will also explore shape.

If you would like to find out more about our Autumn Term Learning Journey please do see the links above. 


Useful websites:

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White Rose Minute Maths App (this is free to download)

Phonics Play






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Sandiway Primary School

Weaverham Road, Sandiway, Cheshire, CW8 2ND