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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Welcome everybody to the Year 1 section of the website!

1A- Miss Atkinson. LSAs: Mrs Green, Ms Neziri

1RS- Mrs Sherwin (Monday and Tuesday mornings), Miss Smith (Mondays and Tuesdays), Ms Rimmer (Wednesday- Friday). LSAs: Mrs Brierley 

Please see the Year 1 newsletter for details of the learning that lies ahead for the children this term. If you have any questions about anything at all, then please don’t hesitate to ask one of the year 1 team. 

Don't forget to check SeeSaw for any messages or home learning! Print outs will be available from class teachers. 

Reading at home

Reading is brilliant and we want to encourage children to do it as much as possible. In school, we will be reading a verity of texts to inspire the children's writing and to instil a LOVE of reading. Your child has a reading book to take home that is closely matched to their phonics ability. As part of the home/school agreement we ask that read with your child at least 5 times during the week. This doesn't need to be just their school reading book! It can be anything that they are interested in reading; not just books, but also useful information that they need, such as (appropriate) websites, television guides, menus, magazines… the list is endless!  Your child will also receive a reading record book. Please ensure that this is signed each time you read with your child. Reading records are checked every morning and children can earn Dojo points for reading at home. Book bags should be brought to school each day. 



 Please read each night with your child. Weekly homework challenges will be set via Seesaw.


We have high expectations for uniform at Lewis Street. Please see the uniform Policy for full details of school uniform. Each item of school uniform, including PE kit,  must be clearly labelled with your child's name.

Rucksacks are not permitted in school due to limited space in the cloakroom.


Our P.E days are Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

Children should come to school wearing their uniforms. We will change for P.E. at school. P.E. kits can be kept at school and will be sent home at the end of each half term.

Our school PE kit is a plain white t-shirt or polo shirt, plain black shorts or plain black jogging bottoms and plain black pumps or plain black trainers for outdoor sports. A navy blue sweatshirt is also permitted. The children will change for PE in school. Please note that if your child brings items that aren't part of our PE kit, they will need to change into spare kit at school.

Water bottles & snacks

Remember to bring water bottles in each day - it is important for the children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please put a label on bottles and refill them every day. Juice and fizzy drinks are not permitted. Water only please.

Children can bring one healthy snack for break time. This could be a piece of fruit or some breadsticks. Crisps and cakes are not permitted. Milk and snack is also available, payable half termly via ParentPay.

As some children have a nut allergy, we are a nut-free school! We cannot allow nuts to be brought into class. This includes chocolate spread, which contains hazelnuts. 

For the same reason, can we also ask that chocolate spread sandwiches are not sent into school in lunch boxes.


We follow the Read, Write Inc. programme to teach phonics throughout school. Each day a different sound is taught and we recap these daily. We have a huge focus on children blending sounds together to read words ie c-u-p = cup, s-p-r-ay = spray. The children are taught in small groups for their daily Phonics lesson. 


This half term we will be focussing on multiplication and division (0-50). We will be counting in 2s 5s and 10s, making equal groups doubling numbers. 


The class have a daily story session, when they listen to and talk about a story. They develop their vocabulary, by learning new words in each story. They will have a chance to take part in fun drama activities too!


In Science we will develop our knowledge of plants and living things, including humans.

Wider Curriculum 

In Art, the children will learn about Antoni Gaudi's Sunflower House and using clay to make a sunflower or a leaf tile. 

In DT, the theme is Kites. We will be testing materials to find a best one to make a kite. 

In History, the focus will be how nursing is different now to in the past. 

In their Geography lessons we will be learning about why people live and work in Manchester. 

In PSHE, the theme is Relationships. 

In RE we will be looking more at Christianity and other faiths. 

We are going to be very busy!