Year 1


Ms Melvin
Learning Support Practitioner
Mrs Savin
Miss Parkes
Miss Smith
Miss Morris
Learning Support

If you were unable to make it to our curriculum meeting, please click on the link to access the presentation used: Curriculum Presentation to Parents


We will focus on developing the children’s confidence to write using their phonics knowledge.  We will be developing the children’s understanding of what sentences are and their ideas will be recorded in correctly punctuated sentences. There will be a big emphasis on the presentation of their work as well as the opportunity to recap letter formation.  We will have the opportunity to cover a wide variety of books and authors throughout this term. When writing, the children will be encouraged to say a sentence before they write it to ensure that it makes sense to them.


Phonics is an important part of the timetable in Year 1. Whilst the children will be in groups for phonics, we will also provide many opportunities throughout the week to continue to practise our phonics skills. Home reading books are matched closely to your child’s phonic level.


We follow Power Maths at St James. Please see the curriculum map for coverage of units. 

In addition to this, we do rapid recall daily that focus on a different statement each week based on what the children need to be able to recall quickly. They are tested on these every Friday. Nearer the second half of the Autumn term we will begin 5 in 5 daily which recaps skills that they have been taught this year.

How to help at home

Please read with your child daily if you can, if not at least 3 times a week. Please take time to help your child learn the spellings that are sent home weekly. 


Class Overview Document

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