Year 1

Welcome to Year One!


Teachers: Mr Hulcoop-Searle

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Best

HTLA: Mrs Baker


PE is on Tuesday afternoon.



Mr Hulcoop-Searle is teaching the class on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Mrs. Baker is teaching the class on Mondays.

We hope you have a fantastic year of learning with us- please check back regularly to see what we have been doing in class. Resources to extend our learning at home will also be available to download and access from this page.
Our topic focus this term is all about Once upon a time. The children have come back to school to find a letter from Jack. He has provided us with some 'magic beans' and asked us to keep an eye out for the giant.
Writing continues to be a focus and the children are continuously practicing their letter formation and spelling. To support with this at home please encourage your child to read regularly and promote any writing opportunities.
The phonics screening check will soon be upon us- we will be sending packs home for parents to inform you of what this involves.
If you have any resources or information sources that you can contribute to our topic work we are always grateful for the support!




Our main English focus this term will centre on reading for meaning and decoding words. Practising reading with your child is vital to ensure that they are regularly rehearsing these skills; the children have new Pupil Planners in which you can record reading outcomes. 

Children will be heard reading each week either within guided reading sessions, Read Write Inc sessions, or individually with an adult. Thank you for continuing to ensure that Pupil Planners are in school daily so that the relevant staff are able to record each time your child has read with them.

We change their reading books on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Our writing focus is on being able to construct a clear sentence, using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.  

We are also continuing to devlop the skills needed for pre cursive handwriting. 


In order to further support with phonics and sound pronunciation at home, please feel free to use the following video to practise sounds at home. We use this regularly in class to ensure pure sound pronunciation and regular reviewing of the sounds we have been learning.


Helpful Websites and Apps:

There are a number of games and apps that can be used to support with learning at home. They help the children to learn through fun and educational activities and are good for consolidating their learning at home. Please find lists below:


During our ICT sessions, we will be learning about a variety of different aspects of computing, including E-safety, however it is important that children familiarise themselves with the computer keyboard and the upper and lowercase letters. There are many things that can support this, and in school we will be using a game that is particularly effective for helping the children become confident with the layout of the keyboard. The game can be found at the site below: