Welcome to Class 1


In year 1 we have teachers Mrs Kirkbride and Miss High. As your child starts a new year in my class I would like to take this opportunity to let you know what your child will be learning and other important information for the Autumn term. We will be working really hard on settling back in and learning our routines, as well as really trying hard with our listening skills!

Literacy: The Gruffalo and The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Numeracy: Number -Place value, addition and subtraction and shape

RE: Creation and Christmas

ICT: logging on and being safe on the internet

Topic: Transport

Science: Everyday materials and All about me (name parts of the human body) PSHE: Feelings and emotions

PE: Dance and Gymnastics

Homework will be handed out on a weekly basis and will consist of basis maths skills, general topic and reading/ spelling. They will receive their homework through class DOJO , and it will be sent out on a Friday – to be returned by class DOJO for the next Thursday.

PE is an important part of your child’s curriculum so they must participate, unless there is a genuine reason they cannot. If your child cannot join in, could you please send a letter to school excusing them from the lesson. Your child will need a PE kit (including trainers/ pumps) on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please leave their kit in school until the end of the half term.


Reading Books

Your child is expected to read a selection of books throughout the year. Children will bring reading books home and are expected to bring them back into school each day. Alongside this, children will bring a reading record book home, when you listen to your child read please write comments regarding the book, reading, enjoyment level etc. At school your child will be heard read by an adult and possibly other children- so this may be marked in the reading record too.

Year 1 News

Remote Learning Newsletter 5/3/21

  Please click on the link to view our latest Remote Learning newsletter.   5th march 2021

World Book Day Celebrations

Today we had a fabulous time celebrating World Book Day! From sharing stories, creating book covers, completing book scavenger hunts, making new words and anagrams of Authors names, writing fact files, blogging favourite stories, making masked reader quizzes, baking book themed cakes with #whitehavenacademy and listening to staff tasters of recommended and free WBD books…

Australia Day!

On Tuesday 23rd February, our pupils from EYFS right through to Year 6 took part in an Australia Day event for the entire school day! It was a very hectic timetable but lessons included Tribal dancing, exploring landmarks, Aboriginal Art work, Dreamtime story telling, investigating animal adaptations and habitats as well as making traditional musical…

Chinese New Year Cook-along!

Our children had another fantastic cookery lesson with Harriet from Phunky Foods to celebrate Chinese  New Year. They made Chicken Sesame Noodles which were absolutely delicious and learned new skills for grating, chopping and mixing foods as well as talked about the ‘Healthy Eating Plate’ and the importance of eating ‘Rainbow Foods’. Here is the…

Internet Safety Newsletter 12/02/21

Click here to view this week’s newsletter 12th February 2021

Mental Health Newsletter 5/2/21

Click on the link below to see some of the wonderful things our pupils have been getting up to as part of Children’s Mental Health Week!   Newsletter 5th February 2021

Year 1 Letters


Letter to Parents - Coronavirus 163.06 KB 57 downloads


Welcome letter for Class 1 170.08 KB 0 downloads


Wellbeing Newsletter Autumn 2020 589.84 KB 18 downloads