Welcome to Year 1

We are very pleased to welcome you to our Year 1 homepage.  We hope that this is a very enjoyable and exciting year for your child. On this page you will be able to find out about all of the different and exciting things that we are doing in our classroom.

If you wish to contact us you can either do so by sending us a message on Class Dojo or email



Year 1 In Action

In this section of our web page you can see photos of some of our different lessons in actions. As the year progresses you will be able to view a wide range of lessons in action so make sure that you check back regularly. Parents remember that you can also see our lessons in action on our Class Dojo page.

Our Topics

Please see our topics below

We continue to work through the Read Write Inc. phonics programme in Year 1. This works in exactly the same way as it did in Reception with the children grouped according to their needs and level of development. In Year 1 we learn some of the more tricky diagraph (e.g. “ay”, “ee”, “ow” etc.), split diagraph (e.g. “a-e”, “o-e”, “u-“e etc.) and trigraph (e.g. “igh”, “ure”, “ear” etc.)sounds, and also some of the alternative way of writing the sounds.

Each Friday your child will bring home a reading book that is linked to the learning that they have been doing in Phonics that week.

We are following the ‘White Rose’ Maths scheme. Through ‘White Rose’ the children have lots of opportunities to delve deeper into problem solving and reasoning using a range of different methods and techniques, which enables them to develop a real mastery of Maths.