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Year 1 2021 - 2022

Meet the team



Miss Smith                                   

Miss Baker 


Mrs Jones

Mrs Eades

Spring 1

In Spring 1 we are focusing on toys through time. We brought in our own toys and compared them to our teachers' toys. In Literacy our key fictional text is 'Traction Man'. We have been creating our own characters and are writing our own stories using them. There have been some creative and original ideas! We are looking at 2D and 3D shapes in Maths and place value within 20. We are exploring how wheels and axles work in DT which will lead to us designing and making our own cars for Traction Man. In Science we are studying humans where we will be exploring our senses in different ways. We are also looking at sorting different animals and naming them. In Computing we are exploring Robots (specifically Beebots). We will be learning how to programme them to move.

We have begun teaching from our new phonics scheme ‘Little Wandle’, and the children are working really hard to solidify their sounds both in and out of phonics lessons. We are teaching a new grapheme daily, in addition to reviewing and revising GPCs and words, daily, weekly and across the year, in order to move this knowledge into their long-term memory to aid their fluency.

Autumn 2

In Autumn 2 our topic focus is the United Kingdom. We are studying the four countries that make up the UK and the surrounding seas and oceans. In Literacy we are beginning our learning by exploring the story 'Katie in London', writing our own setting descriptions to describe London landmarks. Our Maths learning is continuing to focus on addition and subtraction under 10. We are studying weather and seasons in Science, keeping a daily weather diary. Our Art lessons will develop our skills in line drawing by using a variety of tools and approaches. In Computing, we are practising our typing skills with a digital writing focus. In the run up to Christmas, Year 1 and Year 2 are collaborating to put on a fantastic nativity production called 'Children Of The World', which looks at how Christmas is celebrated in different parts of the world.

Autumn 1

This half term we are focusing on ourselves and how we have changed since we were babies. We are also comparing  houses in the past and present. In Literacy we are reading the 3 little pigs and retelling the story using Pie Corbett Talk 4 writing. In Maths we are looking at Place value and addition/subtraction.  In Computing we are learning what Technology is. In Science we have been naming common materials and their properties. In PE we are practicing multiskills such as balancing and controlling a ball.

Useful information

PE days 

Y1S – Monday and Thursday

Y1B – Thursday and Friday

Please can children wear PE kits on the days of their PE lessons.


Book changing days - Monday and Thursday

Please can children bring their reading books and reading records into school every day.​ Children will be given a decodable book matched with their current phonic knowledge.

Useful Links

Phonics Play

Little Wandle

Maths manipulatives online

Oxford Owl



Files to Download

Year 1: Class Gallery items

Year 1 Gallery, by Mrs Bunting

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RivelinPrimary School

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RivelinPrimary school

101 Morley St, Sheffield S6 2PL

School Office0114 234 1304