Year 1

Our Year 1 team consists of Mrs Dhillon, Mrs Hemus and Mrs Chinn. Working collaboratively we will provide opportunities for your children to flourish and will allow children to become consistent as they learn, laugh and grow together.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding your child, please feel free to see at the end of the day. If I am not available or this is not convenient for yourself, then please make an appointment with me via the school office.

It is important to remember that you as parent are the prime educators of your child and therefore by working as a team together, I aim to ensure that your child reaches their full potential whilst in my care.

Mrs Dhillon

Key Information

Each week children will have set homework as follows:

  • Spellings - given on Monday and tested on Friday
  • Number bonds - given on Friday and tested on Monday
  • Homework - given on Friday and must be handed in on Tuesday
  • PE - Thursday and Friday. Please ensure the correct PE kit is in school.

As well as supporting your children with their spellings and number bonds, we expect that you read with your child everyday and record this in their reading diaries.

Common Exception Words

Here a list of High Frequency and Year 1 Common Exception Words that your children will be learning as part of their spelling this year. Please support your child reading and writing these words correctly at home.

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

High Frequency Words

I, go, come, went, up, you, day, was, look, are, the, of, we, this, dog, me, like, going, big, she, and, they, my, see, on, away, mum, it, at, play, no, yes, for, a, dad, can, he, am, all, is, cat, get, said, to, in

Our Learning

Find out what we will be learning during the year in our Curriculum Overviews (latest at the top):

More about our learning in Year 1:

Read about some of the things we've been getting up to:

All documents above are in pdf format.


We are looking for wild flowers in our school ground.
We are learning to ride a bike without stabilisers.

We are investigating the garden flowers and learning the names of different parts of a plant.
We created a cane frame to support our growing broad beans.

Learning about Germination and Pollination through drama.
Enjoying their ballet session with Birmingham Royal Ballet.

Learning the names of our body parts.
Learning about healthy and unhealthy food.

Learning the story of ‘Lila and the Secret of Rain’ through music.
Learning about our five senses when cooking popcorn.