Year 1


Your class teachers are Miss Platt (Mon.-Weds.) and Mrs Tetlow (Thurs.-Fri.). 

If you haven’t already done so, please could you register for TAPESTRY (Buckstones Primary 21 account). We have found that keeping in touch with home is easiest via Tapestry.

 If you have any questions about any aspects of your child’s school life, please do come and ask.

The Year 1 Team


Year 1’s  updates

The children really enjoyed learning all about 🔥 The Great Fire of London 🔥. Here is the link to the game we played in class to support our learning, as requested by the children!

This week’s spellings: Y1 Spellings Sum1 25.4.22

No green folder homework this week.

Please check on Tapestry to see the photos of our recent pretend day trip to London!

Art Club has now finished. Details about our summer term French Club are coming out soon.

If you haven’t already done so, please could you make sure that your child has a PE / Games kit in school – shorts / t-shirt / pumps, as well as a sweatshirt / trainers / leggings or jogging bottoms. Many thanks!


Important everyday information:

BOOK BAGS – Could we ask that your child brings his/her book bag to school every day?

UNIFORM – Please could you make sure your child’s belongings are clearly labelled – especially kits, jumpers / cardigans, shoes and coats.

PE/GAMES KIT – For the summer term, children need an outdoor kit as well as an indoor kit please (see above); it will stay in school. It is *really important* that children have the correct kits in school; if not, they will unfortunately not be able to take part in PE lessons.


Spelling tests – take place each Friday (Please hand red spelling folders in on this day)

New spellings – handed out each Monday


Homework (green folder) is usually handed out at the start of the week. Homework is then usually due in the following Tuesday (depending upon the task).

🙂 Many thanks for your support 🙂


Year 1 Curriculum

Across the Curriculum – our topics for the SUMMER term:

Science Unit 8 In Upk - Lessons - Blendspace Unit 8 In Upk - Lessons - Blendspace
Seasons topic ongoing throughout the year



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World Geography – Hot and Cold Places

Weather topic ongoing throughout the year

History Free Rosa Parks Clipart, Download Free Rosa Parks Clipart png images, Free ClipArts on Clipart Library

Rosa Parks & Annie Kenney

Art / DT Flying Pencil Vector Images (over 2,400)

Sketching (Art)

Fruit Salads (DT)

RE Belonging to a Faith Community Sacred books and stories


All children will be exposed to maths every day, through a range of practical and real life activities. The children will continue to work on their number recognition and counting skills.

✨ Many thanks to those of you who who have been working on our Daily Ten Maths challenges. ✨ Here is the link:

We continue to have a big ‘push’ on number formation. It really is so important that the children can form their numbers correctly. Please could you take some time to practise these at home with your child?

The children will have many opportunities to use practical equipment to support them with their learning and will also begin to record their calculations and discuss new strategies that could be used to solve problems, find solutions and reach answers. 

Lots of our work will be investigative. We encourage you to practise maths skills at home with your child. Look for numbers around the house, count the stairs, help pay for items in the shop… maths is everywhere!

Useful maths-related info from your parental information pack:

MATHS Number Formation Tracing Strips

MATHS Number Formation 1 To 20

MATHS Useful Maths Websites Y1

MATHS Y1 Criteria Number, Place Value, Calculation And Fractions



Year 1 is such an important time in your child’s learning journey, in that they are still learning how to read and write.

Reading and phonics are key pieces of the Year 1 learning jigsaw. For children to reach their full potential, it is so important that they read at home as well as in school. Could we ask that you try to listen to your child read for around 5-10 minutes each night if possible? Please continue to read books from home as well as school books. 

Many thanks to those of you who came to our Phonics & Reading Meeting for Parents last half-term.

Useful reading-related information:

Help Your Child With Reading Poster For Parents

Spring Reading Challenge Minis


Phonics is at the heart of all of our English learning in Year 1 – we need phonics to help us read and spell. As such, our daily  phonics sessions are an important part of our day. In Year 1 we use the Twinkl Phonics programme for our daily phonics sessions.

Useful phonics-related information:

PHONICS Glossary Of Terms

PHONICS 2 Phonemes And Tricky Words Deskmat

PHONICS 3 Phonemes And Tricky Words Desk Mat

PHONICS 4 Blends & Clusters Deskmat

PHONICS 5 Phonemes And Tricky Words Deskmat


In Year 1 we aim for all children to become confident and independent writers. To achieve this we have a big focus on correct letter formation as well as phonics.

We choose texts and topics carefully to engage the children and make writing both purposeful and fun.Last half-term we looked at traditional tales and letter-writing; next half-term we will be looking at information texts and instructional writing.


Throughout the term the children will be supported to speak and then write in complete sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. 

Useful writing-related information:

WRITING Letter Formation Mat Curly Caterpillars Etc.

WRITING Uppercase And Lowercase Letter Formation

WRITING Y1 Writing Criteria 20 Stars2

WRITING Y1 Grammar Booklet 2020


Across the Curriculum – our topics for the Autumn Term:

  1st half term 2nd half term
Science Ourselves and The Senses

Seasons topic ongoing throughout the year


Around our School (Local Area)


Weather topic ongoing throughout the year


Art / DT Painting / Colour (Art)

 A Home for Teddy (DT)

RE Introduction to Christianity

Christmas Gifts


Across the Curriculum – our topics for  the SPRING Term:

  1st half term 2nd half term
Seasons topic ongoing throughout the year



The United Kingdom, including London

Weather topic ongoing throughout the year

Art / DT Printing (Art)

 Moving Pictures (DT)

linked to London topic

RE Introduction to Islam