Year 1

Sparrows Class

Class Teachers: Mrs S Rowe and Mrs G Kooner

Merlins Class

Class Teachers: Miss G Wood

Welcome to our Year 1 Classes

“Hello, my name is Miss Wood and I’m thrilled to be your Teacher this year, I’m looking forward to welcoming you into Merlins class! I’m excited about all the new learning we are about to explore, especially the stories we will be reading and sentences you will write.I love Science and really hope you will join my excitement as we challenge ourselves to explore and extend our knowledge of the world around us, looking at the weather and the habitats animals live in. I find art exciting and like to mix colours allowing my creativity to flow. Can you draw a merlin? I enjoy many things like walking my dog Dolly through the many country parks, visiting castles such as Rochester castle and cross stitch, which is sawing crosses to create a picture. I’m looking forward to hearing all about you and finding out what you like to do.”

“Hello, super Sparrows! I am Mrs Kooner and I am really excited to be your teacher this year. I am looking forward to having some super exciting fun as well as great learning with you all. The subjects I like to teach include Maths, PE and Art. My favourite activities are painting, drawing and solving puzzles. I love animals and my favourite animal is a dog. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love to go out with my two children and do fun activities with them. I am eager to start a year of amazing learning and fun and be a part of your learning journey.”

“Hello Sparrows, I am Mrs Rowe, and I will be your class teacher alongside Mrs Kooner. I have heard good things about you, and I am looking forward to being your class teacher in September. You will have an amazing year, full of fun and learning, as well as creating memories. I am married to Simon, with two beautiful grown-up children. My hobbies are singing reading and cooking. Welcome to Sparkling Sparrows!”

PE Day

Sparrows and Merlins PE Day is Wednesday, Please ensure that your child has the correct PE Kit, which can be found on our Uniform Page.


Year 1 email

To ensure that you can communicate with your child’s class teacher, we have created year-group email addresses. This email address is monitored daily Monday-Friday, with an aim to respond within 24 hours. When sending an email please include your child’s name in the subject line.

If you have any urgent information/communication please telephone or email the school office, as the administrative team can pass any urgent messages to the class teacher.


Our timetable can be downloaded below. Here, parents and pupils have the opportunity to view the class schedule to see the day-to-day routine including the range of curriculum that is covered. We have found that children with SEND have responded well to visually seeing the structure of the day ahead.

Year One Class Timetable

Terms/Topic Information

At Holy Trinity C of E Nursery and Primary School, we utilise the Cornerstones scheme of work. Parents will receive a Curriculum Booklet and Knowledge Organiser at the start of each term informing them about what the children will be learning. This will also be available below to download.

More Infomation about the subjects can be found on our curriculum pages

TermCurriculum BookletKnowledge Organiser - English
1Term 1 Curriculum Booklet






Home Learning

Your child is given a spelling list each Friday as homework which links to the Little Wandle phonics scheme that we follow in the school. We expect children to practise these daily at home and the children do a spelling test every following Friday. All of these books (Big Cat books, reading record, ‘Reading for Pleasure’ book and spelling book) are due and collected on a Thursday then new homework and books are given out on a Friday.

We expect children to read their Collins Big Cat book every day at home and fill in their reading records. We also send home a ‘Reading for Pleasure’ book that adults can read to the children.

Maths homework will be set once a week on the Freckle online learning platform. Phonics homework will be sent home every Friday and needs to be completed and returned the following week.

Year 1 Basic Knowledge expectations are as follows:

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Year 1Know all the number bonds to 5.Know the days of the week, the four seasons and the months of the year.Know all number bonds to 10.Know all doubles and halves to 10.

Know all addition and subtraction facts for all numbers between

0 and 10.

Count forwards and backwards in steps of 2, 5 and 10.

Useful Parent Resources at Year 1

For further useful resources, please visit each curriculum page.

Or click here to view Year 1’s Knowledge and Skills

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