Year 1

Year 1

Assalamu’alaikum and welcome!

Year 1 Book Character

بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِالرَّحْمَنِ اارَّحِيم

Assalamu alaYkum

welcome TO SUMMER 1

I hope you are all looking forward to the new learning and exciting experiences we will share this half term!

Ustadha Shah 



‘There’s no such thing as aliens…’ or so Bob thinks! This term, Year 1 will be exploring outer space through the book ‘Man on the Moon’ by Simon Bartram. This narrative tells the story of a man named Bob, who works on the moon as a tour guide and as part of a team of janitors. The story takes us through a day in the life of Bob, where he meets all sorts of people… and things. This key text offers a wide range of writing opportunities for the children to engage in. Year 1 will be writing fact files, diary entries, retellings, character descriptions, setting descriptions, adverts and more.


This term, the children will revisit and consolidate their learning of the ELS Scheme. We will work on introducing Phase 5 to the children, along with learning to write and spell any common exception words. The children will be encouraged to independently write words and sentences using the phonic sounds they have been taught. It will be beneficial if this can be encouraged at home too.


The children will have guided reading sessions every day. They will all have the opportunity to participate in 1:1 reading sessions once a week. The children will also be provided with a reading book each week, please read with them daily and leave a comment in their reading journals. Ensure your child brings their reading book and reading journal into school every day. Please make use of BugClub at home; this is an excellent tool the children can use in order to develop their phonic knowledge and reading fluency.


This half term, the children will be introduced to new mathematical concepts. They will be looking at multiplication (focusing on repeated addition), division (sharing and grouping) and fractions (halves and quarters).


This half term, Year 1 will be learning all about plants. The unit will encourage children to recognise the common features, similarities and differences between plants. Children will learn about the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees. They will identify, name and describe the main parts of plants, including trees. They will learn that trees are plants and will learn the meaning of ‘evergreen’ and ‘deciduous’ when describing and comparing trees.  They will create a herbarium, using plants from the local surrounding and have the opportunity to plant, grow an observe their own plants.


This half term,Year 1 will be investigating a range of fruits. They will consider the taste, texture and appearance of fruit using sensory vocabulary to describe their favourite fruits. The children will know the different ways we can prepare fruit and vegetables (cutting, slicing, chopping, grating, peeling) and have the opportunity to engage in simple fruit preparation. The children will work towards planning, designing, making and evaluating their very own fruit kebabs.


In Geography, we will be engaging in fieldwork to study the geography of our school, surrounding and local environment. Children will explore the main features of a map, aerial views and be introduced to compass points to navigate around their locality. 

If there is anything else you would like to see on our class page feel free to let me know.

Jazakamullahu khairan

Ustadha Shah

Year 1 Staff

Assalamu alaykum, my name is Ustadha Shah. I am looking forward to continuing my journey with Year One this year inshaAllah. If you have any concerns please feel free to contact me.

Ustadha Gani is an excellent TA who worked with Year 1 last year. She will be continuing to support the children settle in and to develop into young learners.


PE takes place every Thursday. Please ensure your child is in correct PE kit.

Homework will consist of English, Maths and Spelling. It will be given out on Thursday or Friday and collected on Tuesday.

Your child will also be sent home a reading book each week. Do encourage the children to read the book more than once. As they are beginning readers they may need to read the same book more than once to understand what the text is about. Do ask them about what they are reading, as it will help them in their reading comprehension.


You can find further information on Google Classroom.

What can you do to Help?

  • Encourage the children to become more independent.
  • Please label all items of clothing and book bags.
  • Make sure that you check that the children have taken their homework and that they return it.
  • Involve your child in real world maths by talking about how much something costs or how many you have. The children will benefit from it in class.
  • Please provide your child with a water bottle.
  • Please ensure the children start the day with a healthy breakfast.

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