Year 1 2020 - 2021

Miss Ginty

Miss Upton

Welcome to year 1, we are so excited to welcome all the children back for Autumn term. The year 1 teachers are Miss Ginty (1G) and Miss Upton (1U). The TAs are Miss Rocque (1G) and Miss Jones (1U).

What we are learning this half term:

In Maths, we are learning all about numbers to 10 and in English we are going to be reading and exploring the story of Owl Babies.

In science, we will be learning about different materials. In geography, we are going to be asking ‘what is it like where we live?’ and learning all about Manchester and the UK. (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 Thursday.

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

Starting week beginning 14.9.20, Maths and English homework will be set every Friday on Mathletics and Purple Mash. This is to be completed by Tuesday for teachers to check. Spellings will be sent home on Monday/Tuesday and our test is on Friday. Please support your child in practising their spellings throughout the week.


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 a coat/jacket so they are ready for any outdoor learning. 

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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