St Stephen's Church of EnglandPrimary School

Respect, Aspire, Achieve

In our school, whatever the challenge,

we aim high with God in our hearts

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!


Welcome to our Year 1 class page. 
Our class teachers are: 


     Miss S Patel              Mrs G Farrimond

1 Rowan                          1 Birch

This Week's Oscar and Captain's Table Winners



Oscar Winner - Halima A.

Captains Table Winner - Khadija R.




Oscar Winner - Safa A.

Captains Table Winner - Sameehah M.



Summer One - Rumble in the Jungle

As part of this topic we will be exploring at how plants grow.

In Topic children will be looking at toys in the present and toys in the past.


Below are our interesting areas of focus for this half term in each subject:

  • Phonics focus: Securing Set 3 Sounds
  • Literacy texts: The Banyan Tree
  • Maths: Fractions
  • Science: Big Question - How does your garden grow?
  • Topic (History): Big Question - Are toys better to play with now than they were in the past?
  • RE: Big Question - What is a miracle? 
  • PSHE: Big Question - What does Individual Liberty mean to you?


Our British Value this half term is: Individual liberty

Our Christian Value this half term is: Hope

These values are woven in our worship and our learning.



Year 1 Curriculum Map


Please have a look at our Year 1 Curriculum Map which will give you a detailed overview of our learning this year in all subject areas. It also gives you extra exciting information about any trips, visits and additional learning experiences the children will enjoy this year!

Year 1 Clubs - Spring Term




Gymnastics (Summer 1)



Summer Term - Dates for your diary


Tuesday 23rd April

School re-opens—8:45 am


Monday 6th May

School Closed for Bank Holiday


Wednesday 22nd May

Year 1 Trip to Witton Park


Friday 24th May

School closes for half term—3:15 pm


Tuesday 3rd June

School re-opens—8:45 am


W/c Monday 10th June

Year 1 Phonics Screening Checks


Thursday 13th June

EYFS leading Father’s Day Worship. Dads are invited into class until 10:30am.


Tuesday 25th June

KS1 Sports Day—PM


Wednesday 3rd July

‘Moving up’ morning (children spend time in Year 2)


Friday 19th July

School closes for Summer—2 pm



Phonics and Literacy

We love to practise our phonics and literacy skills by singing along to our favourite Scratch Garden songs.


Learn about dividing words, making beats, and counting syllables with this super fun animation:


We use daily number songs to help us learn and recite our number bonds and facts. We love singing along and dancing to Jack Hartmann's counting songs! 


Teach your children to count to 100 as they get some great exercise too. This cool kid-friendly song starts out with a message about staying healthy and fit and having fun counting to 100 together.

Useful websites

The following websites will help you to support your child's learning at home, using fun and interactive games and songs.  

Year 1 Curriculum Newsletters - 2018/19

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