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Year 1: Mrs McGhie & Mrs Stevenson

Hello and welcome to Year 1!

We hope you find the information on this page useful.

Homework: Please do some or all of the tasks each half-term
PE Day: Mondays & Fridays (please come to school in PE kit)
Tricky Words: Learn your first 100, and first 200 tricky words.
Remember to read several times a week and record in diaries.


In English our main text will be Grandad's Island by Benji Davies.

You can listen to the story here.
We will be using this story as we  focus on using capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks.  We will also be developing our ability to leave finger spaces, use our phonetic knowledge and form a neat  handwriting style.

This story will allow us to practise describing characters and places, using adjectives and connectives to add interest to our sentences.


Benji Davies



In maths we will be exploring place value to 20 and beyond, looking at tens and ones.  We will also be studying addition and subtraction.

We will be learning about 2D and 3D shapes and their properties too.

Cross curricular work will mean that we are also looking at data handling, ordering events and using vocabulary related to time, such as days of the week. 


Christian Huygens

This man came up with the idea of the analogue clock face.



In Science we will be learning all about plants and what they need to grow.

We will also be thinking about how the seasons have changed and be looking for signs of Winter and later on in March signs of Spring.


Explained the seasons.



Our topic is all about Nantwich.  We will be investigating why Nantwich is such a great place to live!


Lucy Worsley
Joint Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces


Knowledge Organisers

Click a coloured button to access key facts, words and more!



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Knowledge Organisers

Word Aware

To help new words stick in your long-term memory, use the Word Aware rap.

Choose a word from your Knowledge Organiser and join in with the rap.

Think about...

What does it start with?
How many syllables does it have?
What does it rhyme with?
Can you put it in a sentence?

Share new words with your class.

Learning Powers

Every week we celebrate our learning powers and pupils across the school are awarded one of the following awesome mascots for a week.


"I'm Lovely Ladybird. I treat people with respect."


"I'm Busy Bee, resourceful, that's me! Hee hee!"


"I'm Groovy Grasshopper. I never give up."


"I'm Approachable Ant. My gift is reciprocity."


"I'm Beautiful Butterfly. I reflect on what I do!"


"I'm Smart Snail. I take risks with my learning."


"I'm Safe Spider. I'm always safe in school, at home, and on the world wide web - I'm e-safe."

Useful Basic Skills for Year 1 and beyond...

Click on any of the topic videos below to watch some useful revision of basic skills needed in Maths.

Represent numbers to 100

10s and 1s using addition

Numbers to 1000

Numbers to 1000 (PVG)

100s, 10s and 1s (part 2)

Number line to 100

Find 1,10,100 more or less

Compare objects

Ordering numbers

Count in 50s


100s, 10s and 1s (part 1)

Number line to 1000

Compare numbers

"These videos will help you ;)"

Basic Maths Skills
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