Year 1 2021 - 2022

Welcome to Year 1

This year marks the beginning of Key Stage One.  The children continue to develop their independence and positive learning behaviours they have worked on during the Early Years.  We work hard to ensure all our children reach their full potential.

Year 1 will begin their summer term with a trip to the Wilderspin School whereby they will discover school life in the Victorian times! We will explore artefacts, learn about Samuel Wilderspin and discover how lessons were taught.

Literacy will involve exploring texts including ‘The Tree Lady’, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and 'Where the Wild Things Are’ as part of our Plant Part topic in Science. These texts will support us in building knowledge and skills in reading, writing, comprehension and grammar. We encourage you to share these stories with your children at home along with any others you may have that link to the topic.

In Maths Mastery we will be developing our mathematical skills and be looking closely at addition and subraction within 100. We will then be working on money, multiplication and division and capacity towards the end of the half term. Greater depth learning will include explaining our answers in full sentences; solving word problems and investigating properties of numbers.

This half term your child will explore Buddism in R.E, learning about Esala Perahera, also known as the Festival of the Tooth, which is celebrated in Kandy, Sri Lanka, during July and August. Our Charanga Music topic is ‘Your Imagination’, we will learn how music can allow us to use our imagination and create thoughts and feelings.


A typical day in Year 1 …..

8.40-8.50 Registration/ PSHE and Thrive

8.50-9.50 RWI Phonics

9.50-10.10 Assembly

10.10-10.25 Handwriting

10.25-10.45 Playtime/ Snack time

10.45-11.45 Maths Mastery

11.45-12.30 Lunch time

12.30-12.35 Register

12.35-12.45 RWI Afternoon Phonics

12.45-1.00 Maths Meeting

1.00-1.45 Cornerstones Topic

1.45-2.00 Playtime

2.00-2.50 Cornerstones Topic

2.50-3.00 Story/ Hometime

Home Learning

Children are encouraged to read at home at least five times per week. Each week your child will be sent home with their current phonics group reading book. Along with this we encourage your children to learn the Y1 Common Exception Words, these are extremely important in supporting your child read fluently (see link below for Y1 Common Exception Words and/or stickers in your child's diary). 

All children will take part in the annual ‘Spelling Bee’ competition. They will be supported by school and home to learn the spellings for their Year group common exception words.

In Maths, pupils & parents are encouraged to register with the online ‘Maths with Parents’ tool. Each week, parents will receive a notification of a new topic that relates to the current Maths learning in school. Parents will have access to a short video to support the unit of work (with a focus on language & strategies) followed by 2 or 3 activities to be completed by parent and child. Pupils will be rewarded by choosing an item of clothing for their individual Mathscot monkey.

In Year 1 we focus on the Playground scenario on Gooseberry Planet, each lesson includes an online workbook and game for your child to complete. Please find your child's login in their diary.


Year 1 Diary

Monday & Thursday – Year 1 P.E kits needed. Please ensure all girls’ hair is tied back and earrings removed or covered. Thank you.

Dear Pupils, Parents and Carers.

We have invested in additional online resources to keep you active at home!

There are so many benefits to being active, not only to our physical wellbeing but also to our emotional and mental health, especially in such testing times for all of us. We hope that the ideas help support you and your family to stay fit and healthy in the coming weeks.

Real PE at home includes an online programme which supports families to be active, play and learn together. It includes programmes for children in Key Stage 1 and 2. Daily and weekly guidance will be provided (starting from this week) in addition to an option to choose your own themes and activities.

Here are the temporary log in details to access real PE at home. Children will receive an individual log in over the coming weeks. Please email us if you would like to get started on your personal account straight away. This will track how much activity your child has completed and where they are up to in the programme. 
The website address is: 

Username for Y1E - Y1E password: dream3972

Click on the link for this week's timetable: - KS1 Real PE at home Timetable Week 1 and 2

Click on the link for an activity to mark your personal best KS1 personal best worksheet

Meet the team…

Mrs Elmore -Class Teacher and Music Co-ordinator

Miss Fiddler- Class Teacher and Art Co-ordinator

Miss Cooper -Learning Support and Cover Supervisor

Mrs Worboys- Learning Support Assisstant

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Get in Touch

Richmond Hill Primary Academy

Melton Road, Sprotbrough, Doncaster, DN57SB

01302 782421


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