Year 1

Class Name: Sparrows

Class Teacher: Miss Meade

Class Associate Teachers: Mrs Haggar, Ms Haque, Mr Medley, Mr Goswell

Class Name: Merlins

Class Teacher: Mrs Kalapi

Class Associate Teachers: Mrs Judge, Ms Haque

Welcome to Year 1!

Hi, my name is Miss Meade and I am really excited about being part of your class this year! Most of you know me quite well already, but for those of you don’t, here’s a little bit about me. I love animals and I have two dogs called Ruby and Blue, two rabbits called Snowdrop and Opal, and three cats called Luna, Wolfie and Motley. My favourite subject is English and I love reading so much that my house is like a library with books everywhere! I like writing stories and poems, and I love learning about the past, especially all things Victorian! I also play the drums, piano and recorder, and I am always there to listen when you need a chat.

Hi, my name is Mrs Kalapi and I'm so excited to be your teacher this year! I enjoy reading stories to children, especially those that involve making funny sounds and noises. My favourite activities include painting, lots and lots of different arts and craft activities and cooking. What are the different things you enjoy doing? You are going to have so much fun learning inside the classroom and outside. I am excited about our year of learning and fun! I hope you are too!‚Äč

Trip Dates

There are no Spring Term trips planned for Year 1.

PE Day

Merlins and Sparrows have their PE day on a Wednesday. Children are expected to wear a white round neck t-shirt, black shorts or joggers and black trainers or plimsolls. During the Winter months of PE, school cardigans and jumpers can be worn over the top of the t-shirt.

Year 1 Expectations

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

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 in and collected on a Thursday then new homework and books are given out on a Friday.

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 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

Know 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.



Our Wider Curriculum topic for Term 4 is Splendid Skies. Please see the Term 4 Curriculum Booklet and Knowledge Organiser for more information. 

Useful Website Links: practise the reading of words through games in preparation for the Phonics Screening Check in June. - 2022 Phonics Screening past paper - Little Wandle information for parents - Count forward and backward to 20 - BBC Bitesize Grammar, punctuation and spelling -KS1


Get in Touch

Holy Trinity C. of E. Primary School
Trinity Road, Gravesend, Kent,
DA12 1LU

01474 534746