Moss Valley pupil in Year 1 classroom




Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Hello and welcome to our Year 1 class page. We hope that you find all of the information about our class that you may need on our page.

Thank you for taking the time to read our page. If you would like to find out more or have a question that has not been answered please contact us at school.

Miss Hayes

Reading at Home & Homework

Reading at Home

Reading packs have been given to each child. Each reading pack contains-

  • a library book – for pleasure and shared reading
  • a Read, Write inc book or ditty – that they are reading in their phonics lessons that week (given on a Monday)
  • a Read, Write inc book or ditty – at their reading level
  • a reading diary – to sign when they read

There is an expectation that you read with your child at least 3 times a week. Please ensure that you sign their diary. Reading packs need to be in class daily and they will be changed once a week. Reading should be fun for all, so please make some time in your day to share a story.


Homework in Year 1 is set on SeeSaw. Children will have Phonics, Maths/Literacy and a Foundation subject. This is set on a Friday and due for the following Thursday. Please complete alongside their reading.



Year 1 have a weekly PE session every Tuesday. The children take part in a session led by EdStart Specialist Education.

Children are to bring their PE kits into school at each half term and it is to be kept in school until the end of the half term. Please name all of your children’s clothing – including shoes. Children are encouraged to independently dress themselves.

PE Kit consists of:

  • White T-Shirt
  • Black Shorts
  • Black pumps or trainers
  • Black leggings or joggers (during the colder weather)
  • Plain black or dark blue hoodie (during the colder weather)

Snacks & Water Bottles

Fruit is provided for our children in year 1 but children are welcome to bring in a healthy snack if they choose to. Examples of healthy snacks you could bring include - rice cakes, crackers, fruit, toast, cereal bars. Please can children bring in their own named water bottles everyday.

Phonics (KS1 Only)

Phonics is the teaching of sounds in order to learn to read and write.

Children are grouped according to their reading ability for phonics in order to ensure that they are learning exactly what they need and make the best possible progress. We learn sounds along with Fred the Frog and these are built into words for reading and writing. Words become sentences and sentences become stories. A wide world of possibilities is opened up for your child.


Our focus in Maths is Numbers to 50. All children need to count, read, write and make numbers to 50. We will be ensuring that all children can count by making groups of 10. Partitioning numbers into tens and ones and looking at one more and one less.

Our Non-Number focus is looking at mass and capacity. The children will be using vocabulary such as: heavy, light, full and empty.


This half term, we are learning about Seasonal Changes – Spring. The children will be looking at changes with plants, animals and the weather. By the end of the unit, children will recognise that in Spring it is getting warmer, the days are getting longer and plants begin to grow. We will be using our weather chart to continue the tracking of the weather throughout the year too.


We use ready, steady write to teach our English lessons. This is a text based approach and follows the writing cycle:





Our English focuses this year will be:


Old Bear

Finding Narrative



Traditional Tale Narrative




Detective Narrative


Where the Wild Things Are

Portal Narrative

Information Text


The Secret of Black Rock

Return Narrative


The Last Wolf

Hunting Narrative