Year 1 2020 - 2021

Miss Ginty

Miss Upton

Welcome back to Spring Term 2!

We hope you enjoyed your well-deserved half term holidays. Well done to everyone who tried their best with their online learning last half term, we were all very impressed!

Hopefully, we will all be going back to school on 8th March and we are all so excited about the idea of seeing you all!

Until we all return to school, we will be continuing to learn online via google classroom. We will be posting work for children to complete daily. We can't wait to see all your wonderful work! If you have any questions about google classroom please contact your class teacher. 

Miss Upton -

Miss Ginty - 

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 about addition and subtraction within 20. In English, we will be reading The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch and learning how to write to persuade.

Topic lessons are especially exciting the half term, we have a special project we need your help with! In topic, we will be spending a full week becoming historians and geographers and exploring the local area.

In science, we are learning about animals (including humans). By the end of our science lessons, we will know all about our bodies and what makes us living things. We will also know what the main animal groups are (mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish and insects) and be able to sort animals into their groups.

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


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 children have the correct PE kit.

Homework and Spellings

Maths and English homework will be set every Friday on google classroom. This is to be completed by the following Thursday.

Spellings will be set every Friday on google classroom. Your child will be tested on these spellings on the following Friday. Please support your child in practising their spellings throughout the week.

If you are having problems accessing google classroom, then let your child's class teacher know.


Children will be given a reading book to read at home every week. These will be given out on Mondays and needs to be returned on Fridays. We expect children to be reading at least 3 times a week at home to an adult.

Children will be given a reading record to record when they have read to an adult at home. Please sign the reading record when you have read at home with your child or if they have read independently. 

Read e-books from our school online library at:


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.

General guidance

At school we are doing everything we can to keep everyone safe. Please help us by talking to your child about hand washing routines, social distancing and what to do if you are feeling unwell. Additionally, please provide your child with a water bottle to bring into school and warm clothes (due to COVID proceedures, we keep the classroom windows open so it can get quite cold inside).

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.

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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