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Knowlwood Road, Todmorden, Lancashire OL14 7PD

01706 812913

Shade Primary School

Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day

  1. Curriculum
  2. Classes
  3. Year 1


Year 1




Miss Kyriacou - Class Teacher




Miss O'Connor - 1:1




Miss Marshall- Teaching Assistant



Welcome to Year 1

Please see attached the information from our Welcome Meeting 

Y1 Welcome Meeting Information.pdf



KS1 Christmas Show Letter.pdf

Important Information

  • Year 1 swim on Wednesdays. Half the class swim each half term. You will be notified by text when it is your child's half term. Children will need a swimming kit brought into school on this day.  
  • PE is on a Wednesday with Mr Crowther. Children should come to school dressed in their PE kit. This is a white t-shirt, black leggings/joggers and their school jumper.   
  • Reading books are changed on Fridays only. Three books will be sent home to read over the week. Reading records need to be signed so that books can be changed.


Scroll Down to see what learning we have planned for the Year and to see our termly galleries and Y1 Twitter feed.
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What We Will Learn in Year One

Click here for the overview plan of the whole year!

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Autumn Term

 · Maths- We will start by looking at numbers up to 10. We will be counting forwards and backwards, finding one more/less, comparing numbers and ordering them. We then move on to addition and subtraction within 10, introducing symbols and number bonds, using lots of practical resources. Then we will learn to recognise and name basic 2D and 3D shapes and finally we will look at numbers up to 20.

· English – moving from word level to sentence level. Our main focus is finger spaces and getting our letter shapes correctly formed – lots of lovely handwriting practice! We are also spending time retelling familiar stories through pictures and words.

· Phonics – We will begin level 5. Lots of blending and segmenting CCVC and CVCC words

· In Science we will be learning about animals including humans. We will identify and compare a variety of common animals including fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals. We will also learn about carnivores, omnivores and herbivores. In addition, we will learn about the basic parts of the human body and the five senses.

· History – We are researching Toys old and new. We will look at how toys have developed over the years including what they were made out of and different trends. We will interview our parents and grand parents to discover what were there favourite toys and we will even have a go at making some of our own toys.

. Geography - After half term we will be looking at what we can see around our school. We will be looking at the landscape and the buildings and how people interact with them. 

Spring Term

· In Maths we will start with addition and subtraction within 20. We then move on to comparing and ordering numbers to 50 and counting in 2s and 5s. Finally, we will measure length, height, weight and volume.

· English – Time to get those full-stops and capital letters nailed!! We are doing lots of work this term on writing stamina so that we can write lots of lovely things next term!

· Phonics – Phase 5 More blending and segmenting and looking at alternative spellings, especially those tricky split digraphs.

· In Science we will learn to distinguish between an object and the material it is made from. We will identify and name everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock and describe their simple physical properties. This will involve simple tests and various experiments.

· In Geography we will be researching the seven continents of the world and their connecting oceans. Then we will focus on the UK as our island home. 

. History - after the half term we will be looking at knights and castle life.

· Our Enrichment topics for this term are, to learn a new skill and STEM. 

Summer Term

-In Maths we will start with multiplication and division. We will count in tens and make equal groups by sharing and grouping. We will also start doubling numbers. We then move on to number fractions, investigating halves and quarters. In geometry we will learn about position and direction and finally we will learn to measure money and time.

· English – we are now at text level. We are doing whole pieces of writing like diaries, letters, retelling stories, recounts and instructions. We expect that all our Year 1’s will be able to write a short piece independently by the time they leave Year 1.

· Phonics – Repeat Phase 4 and 5 at super speed ready for the phonics screen in June.

· In Science we will be finding out about plants. We will learn to identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees. We will try to identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees. This will involve investigating plant parts carefully and observing seeds grow.

· Our History topic for the summer term is George Stephenson. In Geography, we will learn through fieldwork and observation all about our town of Todmorden. We will find out about some of the key human and physical features of the area as well as having the opportunity to draw maps and field sketches. 

· Our Enrichment topics for this term are, map skills and French. 



Knowledge Organisers

Science - Seasons

Science - Animals Including Humans

History - Toys Through Time

Geography - What can we see around our school?

Knowledge Organisers

Science - Seasonal Change

Science - Everyday Materials

History - Castles

Geography - Todmorden and our island home

Knowledge Organisers

Science - Plants

History - Todmorden and the mills

Geography - Map Skills


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Mrs Sutcliffe tweets about Maths here. Dr Ovenden tweets about reading here.

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Autumn Term.

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Spring Term.

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Summer Term.

Our TOP recommendations for online resources to support learning are:

Letters and sounds DfE - This government backed website offers daily phonics sessions - something we do in school every day through Early Years and Key Stage 1. - Numbots is a fun way for children to practise their key maths skills - including counting, recognising quantities and early addition and subtraction facts.  It's presented in a game style with levels to win - and your child can use reward "coins" to create  and improve their robot avatar. We have student access to Discovery Education's Espresso site... there are lots of themed activities, fact files, online games and printable activities for students from Nursery to Year 6.  Our school pupil log in was texted home on 27/04/20. - There are countless games and activities linked to all parts of the curriculum on here (if you have lost your child's login then please get in contact and I will send their details over as soon as I can).  .