Year 1 - Mrs R Wilkinson/Mrs Woodhead

Year 1 Curriculum


Welcome to LW/RW Y1. We hope you’ve all had a lovely summer break and are now ready to start the new school year! The class teachers are Mrs Woodhead and Mrs Wilkinson and Miss Mitchell and Mrs Hall will also be supporting our learning in class.


Spellings and Homework

Spellings and homework will be given out on Fridays. These have to be returned by Thursday of the next week, when we also have our spelling test.


Your child’s reading book will be changed 3 times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday). Please make sure that you write a comment in their reading record to show how they are getting on with the book they have been given. This way, we can make sure that your child is reading the book they can understand and enjoy. Please make sure that reading books are in school every day, as your child will read it to an adult at some time throughout the week.


PE is on a Wednesday and Thursday. Please make sure that your child has their kit in school on those days. They should wear a white or blue t-shirt, black shorts or jogging bottoms and a pair of trainers or pumps for outdoor sessions.

 Autumn 1 Topic – ‘Food Glorious Food’

 In our first half term we will be learning about where food comes from and what different foods are eaten in different countries and continents around the world. We will be tasting some of these foods and we will explore why we need to eat food, what foods are best for us and why we need to exercise. We will prepare our own healthy dishes and create fruit and vegetable inspired artwork in the style of famous artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo.


In English the children will be reading ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ and some story books written by Vivian French. We will be use this book to learn about making lists, writing labels and creating captions. We will practise using punctuation such as finger spaces, capital letters, full stops and exclamation marks. We are going to make parts of the book more interesting using lots of great adjectives. We will use Vivian French’s story books and characters to inspire us to create our own food-themed stories. As part of our non-fiction unit we are going to look closely at some simple recipes and have a go at writing some instructions of our own.

 In Reading we are working in groups to share different types of book. We discuss the things we have read and give our thoughts and feelings about each book. We also try hard to answer questions about stories, thinking about how characters are feeling and why things have happened. The children will continue practising their phonics every day in year 1 and we learn the high frequency words by heart.


In Maths we will begin the year by revisiting our knowledge of counting, becoming really confident with numbers to 20, and year 2 pupils will use numbers up to 100. We will practise adding and subtracting numbers using different equipment and ways of calculating.

We investigate how the two operations are the inverse of each other. After that, we will move on to explore different 2D and 3D shapes, naming them and looking closely their similarities and differences.


Please come and see us if you’d like to ask any questions about our learning!


Mrs Wilkinson and Mrs Woodhead