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Welcome to year 1!

1A - Miss Harper   1B - Miss Hook

Year 1 2019 - 2020

Alexia has completed some fantastic English writing, describing an alien that appeared from space! What a lovely piece of writing and beautiful handwriting. Well done Alexia!

Alexia has completed some fantastic English writing, describing an alien that appeared from space! What a lovely piece of writing and beautiful handwriting. Well done Alexia! 1
Alexia has completed some fantastic English writing, describing an alien that appeared from space! What a lovely piece of writing and beautiful handwriting. Well done Alexia! 2

28.05.2020 - Jasmine has written a beautiful message wishing her friends and teachers a very happy Eid. Thank you Jasmine! We hope you had a lovely and happy celebration!

26.05.2020 - We hope you all enjoyed the sun over the bank holiday! There is a lovely story called 'While We can't Hug' which shows how we can spread love during this time. Use the link below to share with your childrensmiley


21.05.2020 - The week beginning 25.05 is spring half term so there will be no home learning uploaded to our page for this week. We hope you have a lovely week and bank holiday enjoying the sun with your families. To our children celebrating Eid, we hope you have a wonderful celebration and we send you warm wishes and happiness. From the Year 1 team. heart

15.05.2020 - Do you need some help to keep your children washing their hands while they are at home? The Little Princess has been helping thousands of children to learn why it’s so important to keep doing so. Watch the story being read aloud by the author and illustrator Tony Ross.

13.05.2020 - Prosper has also been creating some fantastic inspirational posters, well done Prosper. If you have made a poster to thank key workers make sure you share it with us! smiley



11.05.2020 - Please remember to check our curriculum pages for additional activities. Mrs Kermalli has uploaded a fun and informative balloon car racing activity on our science page. Miss Carroll and Mrs Gillam have also uploaded lots of activities to our RE page. There are also lots of images of the beautiful work our thoughtful pupils have been creating during lockdown too. 

10.05.2020 - Prosper is continuing to learn phase 5 sounds at home and is remembering to use sound buttons! Well done Prosper! smiley

08.05.2020 - Ruqayyah has been working hard at home and completing maths, writing and phonics activities everyday! Keep it up! smiley

07.05.2020 - Adam has also made a yummy cake at home! This looks delicious! You will have to share a recipesmiley

06.05.2020 - Please read Jasmine's beautiful thank you poem. Great work Jasmine! yes She has also been busy making some delicious cakes! I hope you saved some for us! 


02.05.2020 - Please note, if viewing the Learning from Home documents through a mobile device the information may not be correct as the layout can be distorted. Please use a browser through a laptop or desktop computer whenever possible.

28.04.2020 - Sophia has written a beautiful piece of writing about her hopes for the future. A lovely, colourful picture as well! Well done Sophia!smiley

27.04.2020 - Our phonics scheme, Letters and Sounds, are providing free daily phonics lessons from Monday 27th April. The lessons can be accessed via their YouTube channel. Year 1 lessons will be uploaded everyday at 10:30 am and additional learning to blend lessons will be uploaded at 11:00 am. This is a fantastic way for your children to carry on their phonics learning at home and improve their reading. A guide to the lessons has already been uploaded for more information.


24.04.2020 - Saffa has been working very hard at home and completing her English and Maths work with her mum and dad. Well done Saffa, you are a super star! yes



23.04.2020 - To our children and families observing Ramadan, we wish you a blessed and holy time with your families. The year 1 team. 

21.04.2020 - Dawud and his family have been very busy making this fantastic ocean scene with jellyfish! Great job Dawud! yes

17.04.2020 - Please see the RRSA page (through the Global Citizen tab) to find activities to complete regarding children's rights. This week we want to know how you are showing support for the NHS and carers. Please share any photographs. smiley

Miss Hook has created a colourful poster to say thank you to our incredible NHS staff and key workers. 

14.04.2020 - Please see below a free information book explaining coronavirus to children. The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5-9 year olds. 

13.04.2020 - The year 1 team hope you enjoyed the sunshine over the weekend! smiley Make sure you check the English, Maths, Science and RE curriculum pages on our website for additional resources and activities you can complete at home.

06.04.2020 - Miss Harper and Miss Hook hope you are staying safe and staying inside. smiley Even the Gruffalo is social distancing!

Stick Man and his family are staying active. Make sure you still exercise! 

02.04.2020 - Beginning Monday 20 April, BBC Bitesize will publish daily online lessons for all ages. They will also have a new dedicated TV channel full of learning content.

30.03.2020 - Twinkl are offering free membership for a month. Use the code CVDTWINKLHELPS to access the offer. There are thousands of fantastic teaching resources for you to use on this site. 

Working From Home

The best way to support your child's learning is to become familiar with our national curriculum. This will provide you with the attainment targets for key stage 1.


Please find below a list of useful websites to support your child's learning at home.

Phonics (This website will be completely free during the COVID-19 outbreak.) (Free resources available to print.)

Year 1 children are working within phases 3 to 5.


English and Reading (Use class login y2em / owls )


Encourage your children to write! They can write stories, poems, letters, even their own books! Remind your children to use capital letters and full stops in their sentences. 




Please continue to practice number formation with your children. Focus on number bonds, addition and subtraction and missing number problems. 



Our focus of study is healthy eating and plants. 




Purple Mash

Use your child's login to access purple mash and discover a wide range of activities linked to the curriculum.


Spring Term

Our theme during the Spring term is 'Changes within Living Memory'. Please view our work plan and knowledge overviews to find out more.

Litter Picking

Year 1 have been busy cleaning up our local community. We want to ensure all children in Sparkhill have a clean and safe environment to enjoy. In our science lessons, we have been learning about the effect plastic has on our environment. We are trying hard to use less plastic and consume responsibly.

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Autumn Term 
Our theme during the Autumn term is 'Carnival of Animals'. Please view our work plan to find out more. 

Animal in Hands

Year 1 were visited by Animals in Hands. We got to hold and stroke lots of different animals from around the world. We learned about their habitats, what they eat and how they adapt to their surroundings. 

Science - Seasonal Changes

Year 1 have been learning about seasonal changes. We visited the park to observe and explore seasonal changes during autumn.

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We designed and made our own fantastic animal puppets!

Our Visit from the NSPCC

We had a visit from the NSPCC's Speak Out Stay Safe programme. With the help of their friendly mascot, Buddy, we learned how to keep ourselves safe from harm and how to get help if we have any worries. We all have the right to speak out and stay safe!

Article 19 - You have the right to not be hurt or mistreated. 


Year 1 2018 -19

Year 1 Visit to Twycross Zoo September 2018

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