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Year 1



Welcome to Year One!

In Year One at The Radstone Primary School we aim to ensure a smooth transition from Reception and want to continue to build on from what has been previously learned. 

Throughout the year we will be covering lots of exciting topics in all curriculum subjects. Some of these will include: Pirates, Dinosaurs, Toys from the Past, Walter Tull, Kings Queens and Castles, 
and Our Local Area.



Some Key Information about Year One  


Phonics The children will take part in a daily phonics lessons as part of their school day. In these sessions they will learn new sounds and practise using these within both their reading and writing. You can find out more about phonics here

We have also attached a Suggested Reading List below for your reference.  Also, as well as the children’s daily Phonics lessons they will visit the school Library at least once a week.


Maths The children will continue their progression through the White Rose Maths programme of work. They will have their own Maths journal and workbooks to record their mathematical thinking. They will also be provided with lots of opportunities to work practically to support them to begin to explain their answers and thinking.


PE lessons will take place on a Tuesday with Mrs Keites (PE Specialist Teacher) and on a Wednesday (1LS) and a Friday (1KP) with Mr Howard. Please ensure that all items of your child’s PE kit are clearly named, including the outside of the PE bag. Please can long hair be tied back and earrings removed on these days. 


Art will take place on a Tuesday with Mrs Fulford. During these sessions the children will visit the Art room and explore creating artwork using a variety of materials and processes.

Music will take place on a Monday with Mrs Diedhiou (Music Teacher) where the children will learn exciting new songs and begin to explore different instruments from around the world. 


Year 1 are taught by Mrs Price, Mrs SemmensMrs Alder. Supported by Mrs White (HLTA), Mrs Wilcox (TA), Mrs Gilbert (TA) and Mrs Montague (TA). Please follow our exciting learning journey throughout the year on ClassDojo, Twitter @RadstonePrimary and Facebook @TheRadstone to keep up to date with what is happening in the classroom.


Useful Websites



The Phonics Screening Check

What is Read Write Inc

How to Say the Sounds Video

Support with Letter Formation

Read Write Inc Parent information

Oxford Owl ebooks 


Reading List from ‘The School Reading List’

Video link



Place Value:

White Rose Maths App