Year 1

Year 1

Assalamu’alaikum and welcome!

Year 1 Book Character

بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِالرَّحْمَنِ اارَّحِيم

Assalamu alaykum and welcome TO SPRING 1!

I hope you have all had a lovely break and are excited for all the new learning we will be doing this half term!

Ustadha Shah 



In English, the text we will be focusing on is ‘The Jolly Postman’ by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. This book takes us on a journey whereby we will revisit a range of traditional tales and explore them further from different perspectives.

Throughout this unit, we will have the opportunity to write letters, write in the role of a character, create our own version of the traditional tales and create adverts and invitations. 


This half term, we will be developing and consolidating our understanding of numbers to 20. We will learn how to write numbers in words and numerals. We will explore a range of addition and subtraction strategies using numbers up to 20 as well as extending our knowledge of number facts.

Towards the end of this half term, we will be introduced to 2D and 3D shapes.


We will be learning all about George Stephenson, ‘The Father of Railways.’ We will learn about changes in transport throughout history and how Stephenson’s inventions have impacted the world we know today. 


What are things made from? In Science this half term, we will be exploring materials and what objects are made from. We will discuss why specific materials are suitable for items based on their properties. We will be comparing, sorting and grouping materials. We will discuss why some items float and others sink and explore the idea of transparency. We will have the opportunity to investigate slime and even create our own!


In Art, Year 1 will be learning all about sculpture. They will explore the different materials used in creating sculpture; this will help to consolidate their learning of materials in Science. We will focus on a famous sculptor, Andy Goldsworthy who mainly uses natural materials in his creations.



The children will have guided reading sessions everyday. 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 everyday. Please make use of BugClub at home; this is an excellent tool the children can use in order to develop their phonic knowledge, reading fluency and comprehension skills.

Further Information

  • Computing – The students will have computing on Mondays.
  • Quran – The children will be learning Surah Ma’oon
  • Music- We will have music every Friday.
  • PE – The children will have PE every Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure that they wear their PE uniforms on these days and provide them with a water bottle.


It is important to keep a routine for the children to ensure they can learn and participate to the best of their ability in the lessons.

Please maintain a regular bedtime.


Homework is given every Thursday via Google Classroom. It is to be completed by the following Tuesday. Please support your child with this.


The children will have a spelling test every Wednesday. Please ensure that you practise with them weekly. They will be provided with a booklet with all the spellings for the term in the first week.

Year 1 Staff

Assalamualikum, my name is Ustadah Shah. I am looking forward to working with Year One this year inshaAllah. If you have any concerns please feel free to contact me.

Ustadha Ramla helps out everyday with all aspects of the children’s learning and welfare.




This half term in Art, Year 1 have been looking at sculpture. We have been focusing on the sculptor Andy Goldsworthy, who uses natural materials in his art.  We had a go at creating our own sculptures using clay. We moulded the clay to create pathways, arches and...



Year 1 have had an exciting start to the new term. They have been introduced to poems in English and learnt all about rhyme, repetition and alliteration. They have been busy performing poems for their friends and learnt why expression, intonation and use of actions...

Here comes the Gruffalo!

Here comes the Gruffalo!

Year 1 have been eager learners this half term. We have enjoyed reading ‘The Gruffalo’ and have learnt about vocabulary, character description, characters thoughts and feelings, sequencing the main events of the story and using comparative language! Below are some...

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.


Homework will consist of literacy, numeracy and spelling. It will be sent out on Thursday 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.

  • English –Gruffalo
  • Maths – Subtraction and positions
  • Science – Habitats
  • Computing – E Safety
  • History – Victorian Houses
  • PSHE – Bullying
  • PE – Basic Movement skills

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

Enjoy! – The Year One Team

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