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Year 1 - Butterworth

Welcome to Year 1 - Butterworth


Our Teacher is Mrs Hayes
There are     children in our class –      boys and      girls.

Remote Learning

If you are isolating with Covid and well, you are still expected to complete your learning. Click on the star icon below to see the weekly learning planners and the work set for each day.

Home School Agreement



Welcome Leaflet



Parents Introduction to Year 1

School Codes

  • Be safe and happy
  • Be respectful
  • Learn more

British Values


As part of our British Values in Year 1, we will be learning about democracy by encouraging the children to make decisions together.  One of the ways we will be doing this is by holding class votes. Over the year we will hold class votes to select our School Council representatives, Sports Council representatives and Behaviour Ambassadors for each half term.


Showing mutual respect and tolerance of one another are part of the values underpinned in Year 1. We understand how important it is to respect and value the feelings and views of others and celebrate ways in which we are different and the same. Our topic 'Ourselves' will help us to learn more about this, as well as taking pride in who we are and ways in which we treat others. Children will be encouraged as part of their self confidence and self awareness to feel confident to express their needs and opinions.


In Year 1, children are taught the importance of having rules and routines in place within the school and classroom. We use our rules to help us make good choices and think about our actions, keeping our school a safe and happy place! Each week our Behaviour Ambassador will choose a child from the class to be awarded for their good behaviour! 

Job Roles in Year 1 Beech


Behaviour Ambassador - Tijay (Spring I)

Digital Leaders - Aaliyah & Eesa

School Council - Mari and Aahil

Sports Council - Yashfa & Hadi

ECO Warrior - Arham A

Class Awards

Each week, children are selected for certificates based on their learning and behaviour. This week our awards go to...


Star of the Week - Ibrahim

Have a go Hippo - Dominykas

Behaviour of the Week - Fatima


Well done-fantastic work! smiley

Our Timetable


Please find Year 1 Beech's timetable below. We will be having PE on Tuesday and Wednesday. Children will need to come to School in their PE kits on their PE days. Earrings will need to be taken out (unless the children are able to do this themselves).

Year Overview



Creative Curriculum Overview


Our topics enable us to develop and apply knowledge and skills in different areas of the curriculum, such as history, geography and art.  These lessons take place during the afternoon.  We do link our topic work with our English learning through stories, poems and drama.  Where possible, we go on educational visits or invite visitors in, so that we develop our learning and understanding more.

Creative Curriculum Knowledge Organisers


Science Overview

Our Science consists of 6 topics: Animals including humans, Animals, Seasonal Changes, Everyday Materials, Investigations and Plants. Where possible we link these topics to other areas of learning. 

Science Knowledge Organisers

Reading Books


Children will have an individual reading and library book to take home weekly. Please read with your child on a daily basis and don’t forget to write a comment so that we can see that they have read. When they have read 25 books at home, they are awarded the bronze Reading Olympic certificate in assembly. The next challenge is to read 50 books for the silver award and then 100 books for the gold award.



Homework: The children will be given a variety of activities to complete each week on 'Class Dojo'. The homework will be sent on a Friday and needs to be handed in on the following Tuesday. 


We will be talk through and explain the homework to the children before they take it home, however if you have any questions or the children are unsure as to what they are meant to do please feel free to speak to a staff member in Year 1 either yourselves or to encourage the children to come to see us if they need help completing their work.


The children will also be taking home a reading book and a library book. Please read with your children on a daily basis at home and write a comment in their reading journals to let us know how they got on. Library books will be changed weekly.

Parent Help For Class Dojo

Class Dojo is a great App to help with your child's home learning. We also use this App daily at School. Use this help sheet to support you to navigate yourself around. If you have any questions at all then just ask.

Use the link below to help your child to access their homework on Class Dojo:





Every half-term we have targets. Here are our targets: 



Spring 1:

  • I know number bonds for each number to 20.

Autumn Term 2:

  • I know my number bonds to 10.

Autumn Term 1:

  • I know number bonds for each number to 5.





Reading Corner and Author of the Term


We enjoy reading in our reading garden book corner.

We have recently learnt that an Author is somebody who writes a story. 

Spring 2


Spring 2 Author: David McKee

Spring 1

Spring 1 Author: Nick Butterworth

Autumn 2
Autumn 2 Author: Judith Kerr

Autumn 1

Autumn 1 Author: Janet and Allan Ahlberg


Enjoy looking at the photos of some of the work we have completed in our English lessons.


Enjoy looking at the photos of some of the Maths work that we have completed in 1 Beech.

Finding the difference

Greater and Less than

Part Whole Models

Number Bond Work


Articulation of Phonemes


A useful video clips showing the correct 'pure' pronunciation of phonemes (units of sound).

Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 1

This Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 1 video is designed to be shared with families by schools using Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised to he...

Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 2

This Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 2 video is designed to be shared with families to help them to support learning at home. Little Wandle Letters...

Phase 3 sounds taught in Reception Spring 1

This Phase 3 sounds taught in Reception Spring 1 video is designed to be shared with families to help them support the learning at home. Little Wandle Letter...

The grapheme mats we are using to help us with our writing



Other things we can use in Year 1 to help us with our learning

Words we should know by the end of Year 1



Extra curriculum activities and online learning

Phunky foods  https://www.phunkyfoods.co.uk/whole-school-activities   Username: Victoria   Password: phunky

Commando Joe's https://youtu.be/pULugLLGaQA Watch the different videos and join in.

BBC Bitesize https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize Online learning.

Oak National Academy  https://www.thenational.academy/ Online video lessons and resources.

imoves https://imoves.com/ Create a login and enjoy PE.

Jolly Phonics https://www.jollylearning.co.uk/shop/uk-shop/phonics-resources/decodable-e-readers/jolly-phonics-decodable-e-readers/ Download the app to access free books.

Children's Mental Health Week https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/parents-and-carers/ Join in with the free activities.

Phonics Play https://phonicsplaycomics.co.uk/comics.html username: jan21 password: home Join for free.

Oxford owl https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/?selLanguage=en&mode=hub Username: beechs1 Password: Victoria

Safer Internet Day https://vimeo.com/508893061/4cb72674cd