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

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.

Trip to the London Eye

This term, we are looking forward to our exciting trip to the London Eye and the Thames River Cruise! Thank you to all those of you who have sent your trip permission slips and payments to the school office – if you haven’t yet done so, please be advised that the final date that we will be able to accept permission slips and payments will be Monday 19th June as we have to finalise our booking with Merlin Entertainment. If your child’s permission slip and payment is not received by this date, they will unfortunately be unable to attend.


The Year 1 Phonics Screening Test will be held throughout the week beginning Monday 12th June and it is imperative that all children are consistently practising their Phase 3, 4 and 5 sounds, as well as their segmenting and blending of real and alien words – every last practise counts!

Your child will be sitting their test in the company of a known adult and is already very familiar with the test format which we have been steadily building into lessons for the past few terms. We wish your child the best of luck for their test! Parents will be informed of the Phonics Screening Test results in a letter that will accompany your child’s End of Year Report in July.


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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