Year 1 2023 - 2024

Miss Arnold

Miss Smith

Welcome to year 1, we are so excited to welcome the children for the Summer Term. The year 1 teachers are Miss Smith (1R) and Miss Arnold (1A). The Teaching Assistants are Miss Jones (1R) and Miss Rocque (1A).


What we are learning this half term:

In Maths, we are learning all about fractions, numbers to 100 and time. In English we will be using the book 'The Bear and the Piano' by David Litchfield to support our learning. We will be working towards writing our own adventure stories! 

In History, we will be learning about the history of Flight with a focus on the Wright Brothers - we will be visiting Manchester Airport to support our learning! In Science we will be learning all about Plants, learning about the difference between wild and garden plants as well as deciduous and evergreen trees. We will also be growing some cress in class. 

Knowledge organisers for History and Science can be found attached to our class page where the children will find lots of new facts about their topics. These knowledge organisers are banks of information. These include facts, diagrams and key vocabulary that the children can refer to throughout each of these topics. Knowledge organisers will be updated every half term and will also be sent home so children can learn the key vocabulary for their new topic. 



Children will take part in weekly P.E lessons. P.E. in Year 1 will take place every Wednesday and Thursday. Children must come to school in their PE kits (white top, black trousers/shorts/leggings and appropriate trainers). Please make sure children have the correct PE kit.  



In year 1, we have daily phonics lessons. At Ashbury Meadow, we follow Little Wandle Letters and Sounds. Please see the Little Wandle parent page for access to videos and resources to support your child at home with phonics.

Further information can also be found on our phonics page of the website. 



Children will be given two books a week to read at home. The first book will be matched to their phonic ability and will be set on the Collins Ebook app each Friday. The second book will be a sharing book. This is a book the children have chosen themselves. They may not be able to read this independently however it encourages them to develop a love for reading. Children should read daily for 10 minutes. 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. 


Homework and Spellings

In Year 1, maths homework will consist of Numbots and Mathletics. Mathletics homework, which links to the topics we are learning in class, will be set every Friday.

The apps will be checked by the teachers every Thursday. English homework will be to practise phonics and spellings. Spellings are handed out on Monday and our spelling test is on Friday. 

Children’s logins will be stuck into the front of their reading records.  


Please contact us if you have any questions, 




Miss Smith and Miss Arnold









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Children in Need, by Miss Drury

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Ashbury Meadow Community Primary School
Rylance St,
Manchester M11 3NA
Mrs Eve Peters: Main Contact