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: 


     Mrs I Hussain              Mrs G Farrimond

    1 Rowan                          1 Birch

Thank you to all our parents who came to our 'Phonics Come and Watch Me Learn' event. We hope it was helpful and showed you lots of ways that you can support your child's reading at home!

This Week's St Stephen's Star and Captain's Table Winners

Our 'Oscar Award' has changed! It is now called our 'St Stephens Star Award'. Children can earn this award by demonstrating our School Values. St Stephens Stars are easily recognisable as they will be allowed to wear a special St Stephens hoody for a week!


Captain's Table Winners are now chosen by the children to encourage children to recognise good behaviour and values in their peers.



Zoolab Visit - Animals bodies - How do they move?

Autumn One - Me and My Amazing Body

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. You will also find some Key Questions and Key Vocabulary to discuss with your child:



We will begin with the short film story ‘Taking Flight’. We will make story maps, retell the story, complete writing about the story and much more!

adventure, diary, jungle

Have you ever been on an



This half term we are thinking a lot about

numbers—ordering them, recognising value and

comparing amounts.

sort, value, compare

Can you find a number

greater than/less than…?


This half term we will be learning all about our amazing bodies! Can you name all the parts of your body from head to toe?

body, vital organ, senses

Which is the most important part of your body? Why?


We will be talking our families and comparing them to other families around the world. We will also delve into our recent


family tree, history, the past

Where does my family come from?


We are focusing on families and the relationships that

exist within families. We will also explore different types of


family, relationships

What is a family?



This half term will be

exploring the Christian      celebration of Baptism.

Alongside this we will discuss how different religions      welcome babies into their faith.

Baptism, faith, welcome

What does it mean to belong?


Our British Value this half term is: Mutual Respect

Our Christian Value this half term is: Self Control

These values are woven into our worship and our learning.



Thank you to all of our parents who joined us to celebrate International Day of Peace and European Day of Languages

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!


Some highlights from our Curriculum Maps include:

  • Our trip to Church to meet with our vicar to discuss Baptism in Autumn term one.
  • Our trip to Witton Park to explore the outdoors, work on our problem solving skills and build our confidence. This trip will take place on Thursday 7th May 2020.

Year 1 Clubs - Autumn Term


Gymnastics (Autumn 1)



Autumn One - Dates for your diary

Friday 13th September

Homework begins to be sent home (due back by the following Wednesday each week)


Tuesday 24th September

Pop UK Recording and Concert


Tuesday 1st October

Zoolab ‘My Body’ workshop for Year 1 children.


Friday 4th October

Harvest festival led by Year 4 in church.


Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 11th October

Parents evenings


Tuesday 15th October

Family Meetings (3:30—5:30 pm)


Wednesday 16th October

Family Meetings (5 - 7 pm)


Thursday 17th October

EYFS Open day for new parents—please spread the word!


Friday 18th October

School closes for half term—3:15 pm


Monday 28th October

School re-opens - 8:45 am





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 - 2019/20

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