St George's CE Primary School

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Welcome to Year 1!

 This year, students will be taught by Miss.Thompson and Miss.Brannan.

 We have lots of exciting learning activities planned for the year.  We make each topic a hands-on learning experience and enhance our work as much as possible with trips out and visitors to our school.

In Year 1 we feel that it is important for the children to share their experiences with you, so we encourage you to discuss their learning with them at home and join in the fun!

Paddington Classic Cuddly Plush 30cm : Toys & Games

Our class mascot is Paddington Bear.

Every Friday we have a star of the week. Our star of the week gets to take Paddington home.

We love seeing what Paddington gets up to at his sleepovers.

In year 1, we learn about some very exciting topics! 

Our Environment

The topic for this half term is called 'Our Environment'. The children will be working towards being able to answer a key question - How does the behaviour of humans affect the habitats of animals?

In science they will be learning how animals live in habitats to which they are best suited, and we will explore the school grounds to look at micro-habitats. In our topic and English lessons we will be reading the book 'Robber Racoon' and 'Tidy! which teaches children about different habitats and how humans can affect the plants and animals found there.






In Year one we learn new sounds to make us better readers and writers. We are currently learning Phase 5 sounds. As a school, we use Little Wandle to teach phonics, as it allows pupils to unlock their full potential.

To the read more about Little Wandle press this link.

Letters and Sounds



 In Year 1 we are always busy learning different spellings.

Spelling homework is sent out every Friday and tested the following Friday. 


In Year 1 we use Primary Stars to become magical mathematicians. 

We are currently learning place value (0 - 50)

Below are the other units we will be covering this year:

Addition and subtraction.


Length and Volume

Height and Weight.

To see each unit of maths click here.




Mad scientist - Wikipedia

In science, we are currently learning about animals and their habitats. 


Map of Church Gresley, Swadlincote

This term Year one is focusing on our school. We have been using Google Earth to map to locate our our school.

Year Overview 

Below is a Year 1's long term plan. 

It shows you all the incredible and wonderful things we will be learning about.



In the event of a school closure or a local lockdown, please follow this link to our home learning page which has some useful links to some websites.

Your child has login details to Dojo. The top three pupils with the most dojos are mentioned in our achievement assembly and get rewarded with a certificate. 

To see Year 1's dojo page please click here.