Richard Hill

Church of England Primary School


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Year 1


The Year 1 Team

Teacher: Miss Wood

LSA: Mrs Collins


The following information might be useful to you if you would like to help your child at home. Please talk to your child about what they have done in their school day.

Overview of our learning.


In Year 1 we like to think of it as 'building blocks' between children's learning experience in Foundation Stage and preparing the children for their responsibilities that come later in school. During the children's time in Year 1, we build on previous learning experiences and skills and encourage each individual to take steps and build on further their learning and independence.


Our Topic this term: Wild Britain

Key Text: Peter Rabbit Film


Overview of our topic: Our topic is based around the recent film Peter Rabbit, alongside the published books. Our topic will be Science based. We will be looking at all parts of animals including the structure of them, what they need to stay alive and the different types there are. The book will further be used to enhance the children's learning experiences with curriculum links to all other subject areas to make learning fun and exciting. 


Literacy - Key Themes:

  • Short Stories
  • Non Chronological Reports
  • Poems


This term we will be focusing on writing the days of the week.


Maths - Key Themes: 

  • Weight and Volume
  • Multiplication and Divison
  • Fractions


This term we will be focusing on reading and writing numbers to 100, learning and recalling number facts to 20. 


Physical Education:

Our scheduled hall time is Tuesday Afternoon. This half term we will be looking at Striking and Fielding linking to team games of Rounders and Cricket.

In some circumstances our PE slot may not be available (visitors in) and may have to be moved. Due to this reason please can you make sure your child has their PE kit in school every day.

Sometimes PE will be outside, which will mean children will need warm clothing and trainers as well as indoor PE kit with plimsolls. If jewellery is worn please remove this on PE days.



Homework is very important as it helps your child to go over and practice what they have learnt in school. It also helps to keep you informed on their current progress and topics within the classroom. Homework will vary each week to do with our topic including: writing, maths and creative skills.


Spellings and reading three times a week is also essential to help your child to develop and progress. In Year One we will read with the children continually in the class through whole class, group and independent activities. Each week we will try to read the child's home reading book with them and evidence this in their reading record.