Bolt    –  Miss Hare 1H
Weir  –  Mr Ahmed 1A
Teaching Assistants – Mrs A Begum  1A, Mrs S Yafai    1H

About Year 1

Coming Soon.
Year 1 Active Curriculum Overview 2014-15

Updates from the Class

Year 1 Visual Maths Video Demonstration

Thursday 5 February 2015

This video shows one of our children explaining how we teach them Addition using Visual Maths.


Writing Genre

Monday 5 January 2015

This half term the children will be learning to write stories. We are using the story ‘The Billy Goats Gruff’ and the work will be focused on sentence structure. Children can be further supported at home by telling you the story using their actions or rewriting the story in sentences.

Guided Reading

Each child gets the opportunity to read his/her reading book with the teacher during guided reading sessions once a week.  Children work on their understanding of the text as well as learning the skills of reading.  They are given the choice of books they want to read and take home.  Reading records are filled in by parents or anyone else who reads with the child at home.

Reading journal

Class mascot and reading journal: These will go home with a different child twice a week.  It will give the child the opportunity to read or review a book of their choice.


My Maths: this homework will be set every Wednesday online and needs to be completed by the following Wednesday.

Reading: reading books are changed on a weekly basis.  Children should be encouraged to read independently and with their parents.  They are provided with reading records so that parents can write comments about their children’s reading skills.

Topic: this homework is set on Fridays to be completed by the following Wednesday. This work is set on a weekly basis and children are encouraged to use different skills to complete this e.g. practical, research, ICT, art and design.

Spellings: each week spellings will be sent home as a list in the children’s learning logs. They will be using these words during the week in class.

Timetable Information

P.E days:
1R – Tuesday and Wednesday
1F – Tuesday and Wednesday

Please ensure that children bring full labelled P.E kit. These can be left at school for the duration of the half term.

Class open session:
More details to follow!

Our class instruments


Class Sitar

The Sitar was invented in the 18th century by a fakir named Amir Khusro. It is the most well known Indian instrument. The Hindi and Urdu word sitar originally derives from Persian seh + tar, literally meaning “three strings”.

Class Shakera

The Shakera is an African instrument which is made from a vegetable called a gourd and decorated with shells or beads. The Shakera is a rattle which makes a sound when shaken.