Miss Morris

About Year 1

The Year 1 curriculum will build upon and extend the EYFS curriculum. Although the children are in a more formal learning environment in Year 1 they will continue to learn through exploration, experience, challenge and investigation using both the classroom and our outdoor learning environment.
Our topic topics will include learning about ourselves and each other as well as learning about animals and habitats and learning about how things work. The children will also be learning Spanish so don’t be surprised if they suddenly start singing Spanish songs or counting in Spanish. As staff we enjoy the challenge of teaching in different ways even though some of us have been teaching for quite a while. We are looking forward to the adventure of learning and growing together with the children in our care.

Mrs Field

Mrs Ahmed

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

Ladybird class

As part of the story book we have been reading in English, Old Bear, we have been looking at old toys this week. We had fun in class playing with a range of old toys and it made us think about how our parents, grandparents and great-grandparents would have played with these toys when they ...

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Science investigation in Bumblebee class

In our science lesson we have been working on materials and their properties. We linked this to our English story of Old Bear, where the toys rescued him using a parachute. The children had the challenge of finding out which material would make the best parachute. They were given a variety of materials, string and ...

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Understanding numbers in Bumblebee class

We have been working on what 2 digit numbers are made up of in year 1. The children found out how many tens and ones there are in a given 2 digit number. They used dienes blocks  to help them understand this.     We have also been understanding the value of 2 digit numbers ...

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A Toys’ picnic

In year 1 for English, the children had to plan a picnic for their toys. They had to write out invitations, shopping lists and menus to prepare for their for their picnic. Once this  was done they got to choose the things they needed and enjoyed roleplaying their picnic with the toys.    

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Address Details

Parsloes Primary School
Spurling Road

Tel: 0208 270 4925

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