Welcome to Year 1 – Dancing Dolphins & Talented Turtles

The Year 1 team for the 2020-21 academic year are:

Dancing Dolphins
Miss Patel (Class Teacher)
Miss Raval (LSA)

Talented Turtles
Mrs Peshawaria (Class Teacher)
Mr Patel (LSA)

Dear Year 1 Parents and Carers,

Please find the spellings attached below.

The page will be updated at the end of each half term. Please open the document for further instructions.

Thank you,
Year 1 Team.


Year 1 Spellings Autumn 1

Year 1 Spellings Autumn 2

Early Dismissal
Dear Year 1 Parents and Carers,

Please note at the end of each day, we will be going through phonics sounds with the children.

If you are collecting your child at an earlier time than the year 1 dismissal time, please go through the following slides with your children.

Thank you,
Year 1 Team

Phase 2 & 3 Sounds Powerpoint

Letters and Sounds Phase 2 Words

Phase 3 words

Christmas Homework

Please open the document titled ‘Christmas Homework Information’ with further instructions on how to access the homework. Merry Christmas!

Christmas Homework Information
Year 1 (2) Sanskrit   Reindeer Comprehension    phase 4 polysyllabic words    phase 4 polysyllabic activity sheet
Christmas Tree Comprehension    Christmas Maths Homework

October Half Term Homework 

Please open the documents attached below which have further instructions on homework that needs to be completed over the October half term. 

Fine-Motor-Skills      Maths       Phonics and Writing         Practical-Phonics-Ideas Oct 2020         Reading Comprehension

Autumn Term 1 Homework
We are trying a new approach to homework. Homework is given in the form of a menu for year 1 pupils to reduce pressure on parents. Their homework will be on our website under your child’s class page. The tasks will be relevant to the concept and topics we teach each half-term. There is no need to submit a paper copy of your child’s homework.
Children can choose from their homework from the below grid. It can be any number of pieces, but homework choices are to last all half term. Please do not feel you have to do all of them. Just choose as many as or as few as you/your child would like or able to do. We will carry out spelling test every Friday in class.
If you have any questions, then please ask your child’s class teacher or alternatively you can email the school office.

Homework Autumn

Recycle Week Competition
Dear Year 1 Parents and Children, Continuing our learning for Recycle Week, we would like the children to design a poster as part of their homework this week. The topic of the competition poster is: How to reduce paper usage in schools? Practising democracy, the children will then vote in class for the best two posters and they will be awarded a certificate and be featured in the newsletter. Please return all of the posters by Wednesday 30th September.

Please see the curriculum overviews below. Kindly have a look a the attached documents and discuss with your children what they have covered as they progress through the terms. At times, we may link subjects together for enhanced learning opportunities. Encourage your children to share what they have learnt from the overviews to enable meaningful and engaging conversations about their learning.

Year Overview:

Year 1 Curriculum Map 2020 to 2021 PI


Year 1 Curriculum Information Sheet Autumn 2020

Year 1 Curriculum Information Sheet Spring 1 2020-2021

Dear Parents,

Please find important information regarding your child’s learning below.

We have attached a recommended reading list, some home learning activities you can do in your own time and useful websites.


Year 1 Team.

Year 1 Recommended Reading List

Picture Comprehension Activity  

Picture Comprehension Activity Example

Vocab Activity 

Vocab Activity Example





Dear Year 1 Parents and Carers,

Please note any key information will be shared on this page.

Subject 1TT 1DD
PE Monday Thursday
Yoga Wednesday Tuesday

November 2020

KS1 Phonics SPAG Workshop 11.11.2020

September 2020

Year 1 Curriculum Presentation 9.9.2020

July 2020

Year 1 Letter to Parents July 2020

Year 1 Questions for Reading Bookmark Question Cards

Diwali Drop Down Day – November 2020

For Diwali Drop Down Day the children in Year 1 created the forest where Shri Ram, Sita Maa and Laxman were exiled. First, they created the colour green/brown using their knowledge of primary colours. They then used their fine motor skills to rip pieces of paper to create the trees/sky and add a picture of Shri Ram, Sita Maa and Laxman.

Black History Month – October 2020

Year 1 thoroughly enjoyed their learning about Black History Month. Their learning began with reflective conversations about their differences and similarities and what makes them special. They used colour and texture to create self-portraits and wrote down their thoughts about what makes them special.

They continued their learning by researching about Henry ‘Box’ Brown. A slave who parcelled himself from the Southern part of America to Pennsylvania to find freedom. The children learnt key vocabulary such as chronological order and time connectives as they created a timeline of Henry’s life events. They reflected on his life and thought about the array of emotions and feelings he would have gone through during his life.

The children created their own ‘Freedom’ box. They were asked: “If you came out of a freedom box, what would you become and why?” They were super creative! They thought about their talents and skills and came up with some fascinating ideas!

This is what the children reflected about their learning:   Year 1 Pupil voice

Freedom Boxes:


Year 1 Self-portraits

National Fitness Day – 23.9.20
The children enjoyed talking about why it is important to keep fit. They thought about the different activities they do to keep fit and discussed with their peers about their own lifestyles.

Recycle Week – 21.9.20 to 25.9.20
The children explored the importance of recycling throughout the week. They engaged in discussions thinking about what can be recycled, how they recycle and what they could do for the environment. They created mind maps and the classes wrote acrostic poems.