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

Lockdown Stories

As part of their Home Learning activities, our pupils were asked to write stories inspired by the events of the Corona Virus Lockdown. This book is a collection of all of the amazing stories submitted – from our Reception Children right through to our Year 6 Pupils. We hope you enjoy them as much as…

Mental Health Week – Random Acts of Kindness

As part of Mental Health Week, our pupils made pledges to show ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ to others. Throughout the week they will be carrying out these pledges and taking part in whole school Mental Health and Wellbeing activities each afternoon. #MentalHealthMatters    

Fantastic Leaflets to help us Stay Safe!

As part of a Whole School Writing Challenge, the children were asked to research information about the Corona Virus and examine the features of a good leaflet. Then they had a go at creating their own leaflets to share within our community to help keep everyone safe. The results were amazing!!! Everyone worked really hard…

Home Learning Update

  A great start to our home learning with lots of fantastic examples of our children being the ‘Best that they can be!’ Well done Team Hensingham A great start to our home learning with lots of fantastic examples of our children being the ‘Best that they can be!’ Well done Team Hensingham presentation 1…

Science Week!

This year’s Science Week theme was ‘Our Diverse Planet’. To fit in with this theme, all of our classes took part in a variety of different activities. Reception looked at Handa’s Surprise and used their senses to identify different fruits which are grown in different places around the world. Years 2 and 3 looked at how…

Halloween Disco

Thank you to everyone who came to our Halloween disco!

Year 1 Letters


Letter to Parents - Coronavirus 163.06 KB 49 downloads


Welcome letter for Class 1 170.08 KB 0 downloads


Wellbeing Newsletter Autumn 2020 589.84 KB 13 downloads