St George's CE Primary School

  1. Classes
  2. Class 1

Welcome to Year 1! 

Miss Thompson is the teacher

 Miss Brannan is the teaching assistant.

Paddington Classic Cuddly Plush 30cm : Toys & Games

In Year 1 our class mascot is Paddington Bear.

Every Friday we have a star of the week who gets to take Paddington home for the weekend.

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



Please make sure your child has their PE kit (clearly labelled with their name) in school.


In Year 1 we are always reading. 

This term we are reading 'The Colour Monster'.

The Color Monster: A Story about Emotions : Llenas, Anna:  Books

By the end of the term we will be creating our own colour monster and writing a story about it. 



In Year 1 we spend two lessons a day learning new sounds to make us better readers and writers. We are currently learning Phase 3 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. 

To make sure we know as many words as possible, spelling homework is sent out every Friday and is tested the following Friday. 



In Year 1 we use Primary Stars to make sure we are amazing mathematicians. 

We are currently learning place value. 

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

Addition and subtraction.


Length and Volume

Height and Weight.

To see how each unit of maths is taught click here.



Mad scientist - Wikipedia

In science, Year 1 are currently learning about everyday materials and their uses. During this topic we will compete in a scavenger hunt, debate important materials and discover how objects are made from materials.

Our favourite thing to do in science is sing the Everyday Materials song. Have a practice by clicking here.


Map of Church Gresley, Swadlincote

This term Year 1 are looking at our local area in Geography. We have been using Google Earth to map our local area, discovering all the different types of houses that are in the village and much more. 


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. Where we award pupils for their hard work in class. 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.