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Year 1

Teacher: Mr Murrin / Miss Hammond

TA: Mr Hutchings 

News from Year 1


Happy New Year and welcome to the Spring Term in Year 1!


There are a few minor changes this term.  Reading will still take place twice a week with Mr Hutchings listening to individual readers and myself or Miss Hammond taking a guiding group reading session with each pupil. 

Homework will still be one piece of English and one piece of Maths per week.  The English will now be in the form of seven key words that the children should practise writing out neatly for approximately 15 minutes over the weekend.  Some pupils may already be able to spell these key words but all would benefit from practising their letter formation.  Please note that cursive handwriting is not needed in Year 1 but will be introduced in Year 2. 

PE kits will now be needed on Thursdays and Fridays. 

Our new Science topic is “Winter and Spring” and our new Geography and D.T. topic is “Where did the wheels on the bus go?”, which entails learning what Borehamwood is famous for and how it has changed over the years.


Year 1 Spring Medium Term Overview


In Year 1 we learn to:









  • Identify which words appear again and again.
  • Recognise and join in with predictable phrases.
  • Relate reading to own experiences.
  • Re-read if reading does not make sense.
  • Re-tell with considerable accuracy.
  • Discuss significance of title and events.
  • Make predictions on basis of what has been read.
  • Make inferences on basis of what is being said and done.
  • Read aloud with pace and expression, i.e. pause at full stop; raise voice for question.
  • Recognise:

o   capital letters

o   full stops

o   question marks

o   exclamation marks

o   ellipsis

  • Know why the writer has used the above punctuation in a text.
  • Know difference between fiction and non-fiction texts.

Our phonic scheme is Letters and Sounds

Our reading scheme is Phonics Bug and Bug club from Pearson








      • Write clearly demarcated sentences.
      • Use ‘and’ to join ideas.
      • Use conjunctions to join sentences (e.g. so, but).
      • Use standard forms of verbs, e.g. go/went.
      • Introduce use of:

o   capital letters

o   full stops

o   question marks

o   exclamation marks

      • Use capital letters for names and personal pronoun ‘I’.
      • Write a sequence of sentences to form a short narrative [as introduction to paragraphs].
      • Use correct formation of lower case – finishing in right place.
      • Use correct formation of capital letters.
      • Use correct formation of digits.








      • Count to and across 100, forwards & backwards from any number.
      • Read and write numbers to 20 in numerals & words.
      • Read and write numbers to 100 in numerals.
      • Say 1 more/1 less to 100.
      • Count in multiples of 2, 5 & 10.
      • Use bonds and subtraction facts to 20.
      • Add & subtract:

o   1 digit & 2 digit numbers to 20, including zero.

      • Solve one-step multiplication and division using objects, pictorial representation and arrays.
      • Recognise half and quarter of object, shape or quantity.
      • Sequence events in chronological order.
      • Use language of day, week, month and year.
      • Tell time to hour & half past.