to Year 1

Miss Avery

About Year 1

Hello, my name is Miss Avery and I am year group leader for Year 1.


The Year 1 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that children have had in Reception. It is a very important year; it is the year that provides the children with a more structured approach to education which will allow them to take ownership of their own learning and development. The children will have a more formal learning environment but they will continue to learn through exploration, alongside being involved in exciting topics so that they remain motivated, enthused and eager learners.


Please refer to our class blogs for more information about your child’s learning.

Mr Hogan

Mrs Ahmed

Reading is well taught throughout the school. They receive a very good grounding in understanding phonics (letters and the sounds they make) in Reception and Year 1.

OFSTED Statement 2015

Year 1

The Year 1 team works closely with Reception teachers to prepare for a smooth transition. We aim to manage the transition from Reception to Year 1 in a gradual, staged approach, which allows the children to adapt during the first half of the Autumn Term.


During Year 1 Children will become more confident and competent in reading and writing. Phonics is taught every day for 20 minutes to support reading, writing and spelling. In Year 1 all children will have a phonics screening check during June and the results will be reported to you in the summer term.


In numeracy we focus on the numbers 0 – 100. Children will learn number bonds to 10 and begin to ‘count on’. We also learn about the place value of numbers and how to add and subtract.


For further information you can view our Curriculum here.

Autumn term is packed full of exciting new subjects. This term we will be looking at traditional tales in English as well as stories with patterns and rhyme.


In Science we will be focussing on learning about how our heart works as well as where we can find living things.


To look at a full list then click here.

The Spring term will be another exciting time of the year with a variety of wonderful new topics to look at.


In Science we will be looking at materials as well as forces and in Geography pupils will learn how to draw maps and plans of a circus.


To look at a full list then click here.

As we move into the summer term the pupils will be ready for the next stage of our curriculum.


In English, pupils will learn about using senses / instructions whilst in Science they will be building upon this by learning about how we use our senses.


To look at a full list then click here.

Year 1 Latest Blog

Pattern making in Butterfly class

Today in our maths lesson, we worked on repeated patterns using different coloured shapes. We then made these into bracelets and otherwise accessories. Look at how good they look.  

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Problem solving in Butterfly class

In our Maths lesson today, we were solving number problems with our partners. We read the problems to each other and had to work out the answers mentally.   These are are some examples of the word problems.

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Bumblebee Class – English – Hot Seating

This half term we have been reading about Percy The Park Keeper.  Our focus text is Percy The Park Keeper – After The Storm.   In this book there is a horrible storm and a great, big oak tree was blown over. However, it was also the animal’s home and now they have no where ...

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Ladybirds English Poem Performance

This week in English we learnt a new poem, after writing this we worked in groups to plan a performance of the poem.

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Address Details

Parsloes Primary School
Spurling Road

Tel: 0208 270 4925

E-mail: office@parsloes.bardaglea.org.uk