Year 1

Meet the Team


The teachers in 1RO are Miss Oliphant, Miss Wallis and Miss Hall

The teachers in 1GH are Mrs Heer, Mrs Schoeman and Miss Bailey

Our Curriculum – 2020-21


Rods! Rods! Rods!

Has your child told you about rods?

This is a new and exciting way to learn maths in a practical way.

Get your child to tell you about:

  1. Trains
  2. Equivalent rods
  3. How to make a staircase
  4. The complement rod
  5. Finding the difference
  6. The greater than and less than signs
  7. + - = signs

Read, Write, Inc. (RWI)


In Year 1 we spend lots of time learning phonics. We follow a scheme called Read, Write, Inc. 

Find out more here...

We always use our pure sounds. They sound like this...

Home learning expectations


1. Book bags/Reading books - This needs to be returned daily even if they haven't finished reading the book but please sign it to say they have read with you. It's OK to have the same book more than once. We will also be reading in school with your child.

2. Spellings - These will be sent home on a Monday to practice for a test on the Friday. 

3. Memory words - These are words your child needs to know how to read and write off by heart. They will be sent home. 

4. Learning logs - These will be used for Maths mats. The learning for these will be posted onto class dojo on a Friday. 

PE days


  • Indoor PE is on Monday (LUFC)- your child will need to wear: black shorts/track suit bottoms and a white t-shirt
  • Outdoor PE is on Tuesday - your child will need to wear: black shorts/track suit bottoms, a white t-shirt, a red/black sweatshirt/hoodie, socks and trainers.
  • Stud earrings are allowed in school but must be removed for PE

T. 0113 3230010 E. Head Teacher. Mrs Helen Stout