Welcome to the Y1S Class page


My name is Miss Simpson and I am one of the Year 1 teachers in our school. 

This is an I important transition for the children as they move towards a more formal setting for their learning but we will still be having lots of fun and enjoyment as we learn.

In RE this term we have been looking at the topic of ‘Meals’. We have covered the story of the Last Supper and have explored the preparation gifts in Mass. We had our first Stay and Pray with Miss Simpson, which was linked to our Lenten promises. It was great to see so many parents attending!

In Year One we have been reading the story Farmer Duck. We have written a recount of all the busy jobs poor duck had to do and even used time connectives such as ‘first’ within our writing.

Following our Snappy Spring music trip, we wrote a narrative this time about the lovely day we had.

During the first half of the Autumn term the children have worked on the stories Walking Through the Jungle and Dear Zoo. They used their Talk for Writing to join in with the stories using actions and words. The children also practised reading in their daily phonics Read Write Inc. lessons where you always hear lots of ‘Fred Talk’.

In Maths we have been learning how to recognise and know the value of money. We have also started to look at time and are beginning to be able to tell the time to the hour and half past the hour.

The children learn about numbers to 100 in their daily numeracy lessons and have worked on number sentences for addition and subtraction. They have also learnt all about 2D and 3D shapes.

In Science, Year One we have been investigating the properties of materials. In particular, looking at plastic, wood, glass and metal. The children went on a material hunt around the classrooms and explored which materials can float and which materials are magnetic. Being a young scientist is lots of fun!


In Topic this term we have thoroughly enjoyed learning all about the Great Fire of London. We now have a bank of knowledge and have linked this to our science topic of materials. Below are some pictures of when we created houses from the Great Fire of London.

We have also made sock puppets this term in DT, linked to the story of the Hungry Caterpillar. We used felt and string in order to create the caterpillar and the butterfly from the story and then had a puppet show using them.

In Geography we are beginning to name and locate the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom. We have learnt a song which helps us remember these key facts, click on the link below:

UK Geography

In ICT we have discussed the importance of e-safety. We had an internet safety day in which we learnt about how to stay safe online with Smarty the Penguin. If you would like further information on this topic, please click on Smartie below to visit the website:

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This term in Music we have spent time practising singing for our music festival ‘Snappy Spring’ at Eston Leisure Centre. We performed our songs along with other schools in the community for our families and friends. Well done to all our fantastic Year One Singers!


This term we have looked at the rule of law. We explored our school’s rules and discussed the importance of having rules at school and in our community. We talked about how we need rules to make sure everyone is safe and happy. We then performed our dance to the song ‘Happy’ by Pharell Williams to reflect why we need rules.  


Holy Week was the focus of our parental engagement in the Sprint term. We created a wheel of the days leading up to Easter Sunday; Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.

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Well done to our homework heroes, who have completed their homework every week.

Dojo Reading Rewards

Each child has their own Reading Dojo and they collect a point every time they read their school reading book at home. The children will receive a certificate when they have collected the required amount of points for each stage and their Dojos will be moved up the chart. The children will also receive a Dojo bookmark after collecting 50 points and an exciting prize if they reach 200 points at the end of the school year.


Click on the links below to download and view Y1S Curriculum Newsletters

Spring Newsletter 2018 – Spring newsletter VS

Autumn Newsletter 2017 –

Reading, Writing & Maths – SMC Y1 Expectation Booklet

Year 1 Calculations – Y1 Parents Calculations Expectations