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Year 1



                                Mrs McIlmurray            Mrs Bradley

Welcome to Year 1; we have an exciting year of learning ahead with some great experiences and events planned for the children.



Our main topic themes for the year:


Who am I?


What is it like to be an explorer?


How do plants grow?

To support our understanding of our topics we have planned exciting visits which will enrich our learning and give the children new and exciting experiences. 

Our visits for this year are:

  • York Castle Museum
  • Visit from an explorer
  • Himalayan Garden, Grewelthorpe

Year 1 Maths Curriculum

Year 1 English Curriculum Overview

Year 1 Spelling and Grammar

Homework expectations can be seen here




Basic skills


Basic Skills



10 mins 5x per week with an adult

Spelling list sent home weekly

Words to practise weekly in reading diary

Daily practice of number skills

Maths game fortnightly



In Year 1 children are encouraged to read every night and record this in their reading diaries.

All children have access to a wide variety of books. Children have the opportunity to choose a book of their choice and also a book levelled at their ability. Parents can support their children's learning through reading with them every day, taking children to the local library to read about our topics, and by practising maths with them. 

Supporting your child at home - Year 1 and 2 guide

We hope that you can join us fortnighly for our class celebration, when you are invited to share and celebrate learning and see our certificates and rewards being presented.

You are welcome to join us for Welcome Worship. These special worship sessions are led by the children once per term. Join us in the Chapel after drop off for some refreshments and the children will come along to lead worship - its' a great way to catch up with other parents in the class too. Our Welcome Worship dates can be found in our diary dates.

We welcome parental involvement in the life of our school. If you are able to visit the school or help in any way, please contact your child’s class teacher.

If you have any questions about year 1, please do not hesitate to make an appointment with one of us via the school office or directly at: