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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!


Your Teachers:

Miss Fisher - 1F & Miss Rowe - 1R

Important Dates


Tuesday - PE

Thursday - Books 

Friday - Outdoor PE


Friday 3rd - Farm Trip

Year 1 News

We hope you enjoyed the Easter break. We are looking forward to seeing you again for our exciting new topic, Amazing Animals! Below you can find out more about what we will be learning in different subjects laugh


We will post updates and information here, and important messages will be communicated via the app so please make sure you are checking there regularly. Please don't hesitate to contact your teacher either in person or via email admin@didsburyroad.stockport.sch.uk if you have any questions smiley


We have added a section below for photos from the year for each class so you can have a look at some of our learning!



Children's reading books will continue be changed each Thursday. Children will bring home a library book, levelled reading book and a Monster Phonics book. These books aim to address different reading targets such as decoding, comprehension skills and developing a love of reading. Please ensure your child has their reading books and record in their bookbags every day as your child will be having their Reading session reading with a teacher between Monday-Friday. Please sign and comment in their reading records whenever they read at home as this will help us to monitor children's progress. If you do not have a yellow reading record please ask in the office for a new one. 


PE Kit

Our PE days for Summer 2 will be: 

1F: Friday (outdoor PE), Monday (only for 15th April for final Dance session), from Week 2 it will be Tuesday (indoor PE)

1R: Friday (outdoor PE), Tuesday (indoor PE)


Please ensure your child comes into school wearing the correct PE kit on these days. Navy or black shorts/leggings/joggers, white or house colour T-shirt and a black or navy sweatshirt. 


Supporting Learning at Home

To support the transition from EYFS to Year 1 we sent home the end of year objectives for Year 1 so you are familiar with the targets your child is working towards this year. Please let us know if there is any more information or resources you would like for home. There is some information below on what we are learning in different subjects if you would like to work on any of these areas at home. There are also links at the bottom of the page to games/websites/activities at home. 

What are we learning in Summer 1?


We are excited to start our new topic - Amazing Animalswhere we will be identifying and naming different animals, learning about what they eat and how we can classify them. 


  • English: We will continue to focus on core writing skills - capital letters, finger spaces and full stops, and we will be recapping each letter family to encourage correct letter formation. We will be reading 'The Mixed Up Chameleon' and 'Mr Tiger Goes Wild' to continue working on our story telling and look at formal and informal speech. We will also be writing our own non-chronological report on an animal.  
  • Phonics: We are following the Monster Phonics scheme through daily Phonics lessons. This half term our focus will be on revision of the taught sounds and preparation for the Phonics Screening Check which will take place during the week beginning 10th June. We will be revisiting sounds we known and practising reading real and alien words. We will continue to practise our spelling of common exception and high frequency words. 


  • Maths: This half term we will start with a topic on multiplication and division, introducing these concepts and learning about sharing and creating equal groups. We we then look at fractions - halves and quarters of shapes and numbers. We will also learn about position and direction in Geometry.
  • Science: We will be learning all about animals, including naming and identifying animals, classifying them into groups and learning the terms mammal, reptile, amphibian etc., learn about animal diets and herbivores, carnivores and omnivores.
  • Geography: We will be comparing our local area of the Heatons with Pointe-a-Pierre in Trinidad and Tobago - learning about their culture, food, plants and animals and climate. 
  • Art: We will be looking at animal prints and their textures, and replicating different animal skins using collage and printing techniques. We will also look at Mexican artist Pedro Linares and his work creating alebrijes - fantasy animals. 
  • DT: We will be designing, making and evaluating our own animal cushions.  
  • PE: In our indoor PE sessions we will be focusing on Gymnastics, including travelling actions, shapes, jumps and rolls. Outdoor PE will focus on athletics and net and wall games. 
  • PSHE: We will be learning about computer safety and being responsible, including helping people in need and preventing accidents from happening.
  • RBV (Religion, Beliefs & Values): We will be thinking about our new focus question 'Who is a Christian and what do they believe?'
  • Computing: We will be learning about data collection and representation using Pictograms. 

Our Topics:


Autumn Term

Magical Me



Spring Term

Hooray for the Heatons

Enchanted Forest


Summer Term

Amazing Animals

Happy Holidays