Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

The adults names are:

Miss Cooper

Mis Lobley

Mrs Heslop

What can you expect to do in Year 1?

  • A guided tour of Hull
  • Visit a synagogue
  • Take a trip to the farm
  • Visit the seaside
  • Have a family picnic in the park.






Your class reading book will be:

Dogger (Shirley Hughes)

Tin Forest
Traction Man

Your teacher will read these books for you to enjoy.

- The Way Back Home (Oliver Jeffers)
- A First Poetry Book (Pie Corbett)
- Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears (Emily Cromwell)
- Dr Xargle’s Book of Earthlets (Jeanna Willis)
- Fungus the Bogeyman (Raymond Briggs)
- The Very Best of Brian Moses’ Poems for Young Children
- Mrs Wobble The Waitress (Janet and Allan Ahlberg)
- Press Here (Herve Tullet)
- The Day The Crayons Quit (Oliver Jeffers)
- Salty Dogs (Matty Long)
- Mr Wolf’s Pancakes (Jan Fearnley)
- Amazing Grace (Mary Hoffman)
- Fantastic Mr Fox (Roald Dahl)
- Don’t Look In This Book (Samuel Lawsley Swan)

We want you to read these books at home by the end of the year.

- Meg and Mog (Helen Nicoll)
- Pumpkin Soup (Helen Cooper)
- The adventures of the dish and the spoon (Mini Grey)
- Peace at last (Jill Murphy)
- The Emperor of Absurdia (Chris Ridell)
- A dark, dark tale (Ruth Brown)
- Not now, Bernard (David Mckee)
- Lost and Found (Oliver Jeffers)
- The Book of fantastic first poems (June Crebbin)
- The Dark (Lemony Snickett)
- Mister Magnolia (Quentin Blake)
- Hairy Maclary (Lynley Dodd)
- Man on the moon (Simon Bartrum)
- The Pirates Next Door (Jonny Duddle)
- Funny Bones (Janet and Allan Ahlberg)• Katie Morag Island Stroies (Mairi Hedderwick)
• We’re Going On A Bear Hunt (Michael Rosen)
• The Gruffalo (Julia Donaldson)
• The Tiger Who Came To Tea (Judith Kerr)
• Winnie and Wilbur (Valerie Thomas)
• Where The Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendak)
• The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Eric Carle)
• The Bad Tempered Ladybird (Eric Carle)
• Paddington (Michael Bond)
• Owl Babies (Martin Waddell)
• Cops and Robbers (Jane and Allan Ahlberg)
• The Rainbow Fish (Marcus Pfister)





The pieces of writing you will do in literacy are.

  • Traditional and fairy stories (To entertain)
  • Stories with familiar settings (To entertain)
  • RESPECT Write
  • Poetry (1 week)
  • Stories with familiar settings (To entertain)
  • Traditional and fairy stories (To entertain)
  • Stories about fantasy worlds (link to the sea/air) (To entertain)
  • RESPECT Write
  • Recount based on an experience (To entertain/inform)
  • Information text on Hull (To inform)
  • Stories from a range of cultures (Hull Diversity) (To entertain)
  • RESPECT Write
  • Poetry (1 week)
  • Instructions (To inform)

The spellings we want you to learn are:


In maths this year you will learn



Number - number and place value

  • count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number
  • count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals; count in multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s
  • given a number, identify 1 more and 1 less
  • identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least
  • read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words

Number - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

  • read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (−) and equals (=) signs
  • represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20
  • add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20, including 0
  • solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, and missing number problems such as 7 = ? − 9
  • solve one-step problems involving multiplication and division, by calculating the answer using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays with the support of the teacher

Number - Fractions (including decimals and percentages)

  • recognise, find and name a half as 1 of 2 equal parts of an object, shape or quantity
  • recognise, find and name a quarter as 1 of 4 equal parts of an object, shape or quantity



compare, describe and solve practical problems for:
  • lengths and heights [for example, long/short, longer/shorter, tall/short, double/half]
  • mass/weight [for example, heavy/light, heavier than, lighter than]
  • capacity and volume [for example, full/empty, more than, less than, half, half full, quarter]
  • time [for example, quicker, slower, earlier, later]
  • measure and begin to record the following:
  • lengths and heights
  • mass/weight
  • capacity and volume
  • time (hours, minutes, seconds)
  • recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes
  • sequence events in chronological order using language [for example, before and after, next, first, today, yesterday, tomorrow, morning, afternoon and evening]
  • recognise and use language relating to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months and years
  • tell the time to the hour and half past the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times

Geometry - properties of shapes

  • recognise and name common 2-D and 3-D shapes, including:
    2-D shapes [for example, rectangles (including squares), circles and triangles]
    3-D shapes [for example, cuboids (including cubes), pyramids and spheres]
  • describe position, direction and movement, including whole, half, quarter and three-quarter turns

Times Tables and Number Facts


Additonal Number Facts

Table Facts


6+6, 7+7, 8+8, 9+9

x10 Table

Y1 Summer

4+2, 5+2, 6+2, 7+2, 9+2, 4+3, 5+3, 6+3

Multiples of 2

Y1 Spring

2+8, 3+7, 4+6

Multiples of 5

Y1 Autumn


Click on your Topic to find out more about what you will be learning and how it builds on what you already know.




Your topic will be

Fun of the FairLocal HeroesBy the sea


Click on each topic to find out what you will be learning about and where it fits in your learning journey.


You will cover the following units:

Animals including Humans

Living things and their habitats

Use of everyday materialsPlants

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