GSO Test

Welcome to Year 1 

Magpie Class

Our team:

Class teacher: Lizzy Huthwaite and Support Assistant: Tracy

Meet the Teacher Presentation

Half Term Overview

Please see the link below to a more detailed overview as to what your children can expect to be getting up to this half term. Our theme is Out and About where we will be exploring sounds and nature in poetry based on Shirley Hughes' poetry collection.

We will also be looking at the life of the young Queen Victoria and how the times were different during the reigns of our three most prominent queens!

Summer 1 Learning Overview

Our PE days are Tuesday (outdoor) and Monday (indoor). Please make sure your child has a named PE kit with trainers or plimsols. Remember, laces are hard to tie if you haven't learnt how to! Jogging bottoms are advised as we head into the Autumn/Winter months.

Your child will also be receiving a maths game each week to help embed and consolidate their learning. These will go home on a Thursday and should be returned Tuesdays.

In Year 1 we have implemented Continuous Provision to help ease the transition from Reception and allow children to maintain a level of autonomy and independence in their learning. Below is an example of our weekly timetable which may be subject to change.

Class Timetable 


Home reading books will be changed or checked twice a week. The changing days are indicated on your child's reading folder. Please make sure you are reading with your child every day for at least 15 minutes. They will have read the book in class to build their comprehension and prosody which they can then build on at home. We are also providing books to read aloud to your child to help grow their vocabulary and to expose them to a range of sentence structures whilst encouraging a love of reading! For guidelines on the correct pronunciation of sounds to support your child's reading please see this video.

For more information about Little Wandle and reading at St Paul's, please see below.

Little Wandle for Year 1

Writing and Letter Formation

If you child needs help with letter formation, please use the Little Wandle guide below with helpful ways to remember how to write letters. 

Phase 2 Graphemes Part 1Phase 2 Graphemes Part 2 Phase 3 GraphemesPhase 2-5 Graphemes Capital Letter formation

Words that pupils are expected to spell and use correctly in their writing by the end of Year 1

the, a, do, to, today, of, said, says, are, were, was, is, his, has, I, you, your, they, be, he, me, she, we, no, go, so, by, my, here, there, where, love, come, some, one, once, ask, friend, school, put, push, pull, full, house, our


Folk Dancing

Highlights from our two day Folk, Morris and Maypole dancing workshops.


End of Year Expectations

Please see below for the expected milestones for your child for the end of the academic year.

End of Year Expectations


For any queries or to arrange a meeting, please send a message via the office or directly by email. I am unable to meet  after school on Tuesdays due to other school commitments unless it is urgent.


For absences please inform the office as soon as possible. For guidance on illnesses please consult the NHS link below.

NHS: Is my child too ill for school?

Lockdown Actions and Resources

In the event where we enter into lockdown or isolation, please see the below guidance for recommended activities and sites to support home learning. If our class goes into lockdown, recommended daily activities will be communicated via email as well as a daily overview available here. If you do not have access to a computer or printer, please email to arrange a suitable time to collect materials from the school.

Year 1: Home Learning Resources- All Subjects 

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