Year 1 – Pandas

Welcome to the year 1 Pandas class!  Our class teacher is Mrs Watson and we are supported by Miss Whitfield and Miss Todd.

In year 1 children have access to play based learning alongside more formal approaches.  We have daily English, Maths and Phonics sessions and we read every day during ERIC time.

We develop our creativity and thinking skills by following an enquiry based curriculum. Throughout the year our learning is enhanced through trips to different environments, for example, the local church, library, farm, city centre and museum.  We also welcome a number of visitors to support our learning.

Our topics include:

  • This is me
  • Famous people
  • Plants and Animals

We have PE on a Thursday with a visiting coach who helps us develop gross motor skills through fun activities both indoors and outdoors.

We have music with visiting In Harmony coaches on a Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.  At the beginning of the year, we choose to learn either the cello, viola or violin and develop our skills throughout the year.

Reading folders are sent home daily with a book that we must read three times to build up fluency.  We celebrate our reading at home by moving along a class reward chart each time this occurs.  When we reach number 10 we choose a prize.

Homework is set regularly focussing on different areas of the curriculum.  Spellings and phonics are also sent home to learn.


Year 1 Parent Pamphlet – Summer 2024