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Year 1 - Elm

Welcome to Year 1 - Elm

Our teacher is Mrs Turner our teaching assistant is Miss Croxall and our CSW is Mrs Baker.
There are 27 children in our class – 15 boys and 12 girls

School Codes

  • Be safe and happy
  • Be respectful
  • Learn more
Welcome Leaflet

Parents Introduction to Year 1

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:

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://ww.oxfordowl.co.uk Username: Elms1 Password: Victoria

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


Website Links

Here are some useful websites that your child can use to help support their learning;


Phonics play https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm Username: march20 Password: home

Espresso https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/ Username: student27637 Password: victoria

Topmarks https://www.topmarks.co.uk/  

Go Noodle https://family.gonoodle.com/ 

Twinkl www.twinkl.co.uk use the code PARENTSTWINKLHELP for free access. 

The Booktrust https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/ Stories and activities for children to enjoy 

Phunky Foods  http://www.phunkyfoods.co.uk/home-learning/ No login or password required. Healthy recipes.

BBC Bitesize  https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize Home Learning lessons online.

PHSE https://families.jigsawpshe.com/stuck-at-home-1/ Some nice stories to link in with Personal, Social and Emotional Development.

Geography https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks1/geography/ Lots of different quizzes for Geography.

History https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks1/history/ Lots of different quizzes for History.

Home School Agreement

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 1 Elm


Behaviour Ambassador - Maryam (Aut i)

Digital Leaders -

School Council - Zaid and Ffion

Sports Council

ECO Warrior





Our Timetable

Please find Year 1 Elm'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 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, 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 over each half term. Half way through the term we will collect the homework and share it with the rest of the class. At the end of the half term all of the homework will be collected in and marked. We will be talking through and explaining 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, every Tuesday afternoon.




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

   Autumn Term 2:

  • I know number bonds for each number 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 book corner.

We will be finding out facts about them and reading some of their stories.

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

Summer 1

Summer 1 Author: Jill Murphy

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

English in Year 1

Little Red Riding Hood

Maths in Year 1

Articulation of Phonemes

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

Chart with Audio Sounds
The phonics mats we use to help us with our writing.
                       Other things we use in year 1 to help us with our learning.
                                 Words we should know by the end of year 1.