Year 1 2021 - 2022

Miss Ginty

Miss Upton

Welcome back to Year 1, we hope you had a lovely Christmas break. We hope you are all looking forward to learning lots of interesting things this half term.

The Year 1 teachers are Miss Ginty (1G) and Miss Upton (1U). The Teaching Assistants are Miss Rocque (1G) and Miss Jones (1U).

What we are learning this half term:

In Maths, we are learning all about addition and subtraction within 20. In English, our class text is ‘A Wolf’s Story’, in which the Wolf from Little Red Riding Hood tells his side of the tale.

In Science, we will be learning about plants. We will be learning about what plants need to grow, the parts of a plant and the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees. We will also be planting our own seeds and bulbs and will be observing our class plants growing over the coming months.

In Geography, we will be exploring the lives of people around the world and answering the question 'Where in the world do these people live?’ We will be discovering what it is like to live by the sea, in a rainforest, in a dry place and in a city.

(Top Tip: have a look at our knowledge organisers for science and geography to find lots of interesting facts about our new topics).


The children will take part in weekly P.E. lessons.

1G will have P.E. on Friday.

IU will have P.E. on Wednesday.

Children must come to school in their P.E. kits (white top, black trousers/shorts/leggings and appropriate trainers). Please make sure your child comes into school with the correct PE kit.

Homework and Spellings

For homework, please complete the short activity set in homework books each week. Homework books will be sent home on Friday and are to be returned each Wednesday.

Spellings will be sent home in homework books on Friday and children will be tested on their spellings the following Friday. Please support your child in practising their spellings throughout the week. This could be by spelling the words out loud, writing them in their books and applying them into a sentence.


The children will be assigned a reading book on Collins Ebook every Friday. Please log in to access your child’s reading book via the website or app: We expect children to be reading at least 3 times a week at home to an adult. If you are unsure of your child’s login, then please ask their class teacher.

Your child will also bring home a sharing book, this will be a book they have chosen to bring home and share. The purpose of this book is to promote a love of reading and therefore, this book will not necessarily be at their reading level. Please read this book with them each week and do not be concerned if they are unable to read the book independently.

They will also be given a reading record to record when they have read to an adult at home. Please sign the reading record when your child has read their reading book on the app and their sharing book with an adult. 


In year 1, we have daily phonics lessons. To support your child with phonics, see the phonics page on the website for games and websites you can use.

Home learning policy

If your child needs to isolate in year 1, work will be set each day on google classroom. If you are unsure of your child’s google classroom login, please contact your child’s class teacher.

General guidance

To help your child become more independent in year 1, you could practise covering mouths when sneezing, using a tissue, tying shoes, putting on coats, doing up zips and using a knife and fork.

If you need any support or guidance throughout the year, you can contact your class teacher via the class email address:

Thank you!


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Contact the School

Ashbury Meadow Community Primary School

Rylance St
M11 3NA

Main Contact: Mrs Eve Peters

Tel: 0161 989 2999

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