Year 1 Classes

Welcome to Year 1.

This term our line of enquiry is….

In the dark – what is it like?

Our Autumn term learning will be based upon two books, ‘Beegu’ by Alexis Deacon and ‘Man on the Moon’ by Simon Bartram. Before half term, the children will be learning all about space, the planets and famous people who have been lucky enough to go to space. After half term, the children will be looking at materials, their properties and objects that are made from different materials.



This term the children will be engaging in a range of fiction and non-fiction  texts, where possible linking into our Power of Reading book. We are practising our VIPERS reading skills, focusing this term on the retrieval and inference domains.

Please continue to support your child’s reading at home.


Buster’s Book Club!

Every Wednesday is Buster’s day!

Buster challenges us to read 10 minutes every Wednesday with someone at home that can record it on our Buster’s Book Club Bookmarks. On a Thursday morning, all of the children that meet the 10 minute target, plus extra, are counted up in the competition against the rest of the school.

After all of the results are in, we find out who wins Buster’s trophy for the week (the winner gets an extra playtime)!

Please practice your spellings at home!

This week’s spelling rule is: the ‘nk’ sound at the end of words.

Some examples of the words that we look at might be:

pink        drink

think       chunk

bunk       shrink

dunk       yank

stink       blink


At Northfield St. Nicholas we teach our English curriculum through high quality texts. The texts we use link directly to our lines of enquiry and support our learning in other areas of the curriculum. Roughly, each half term we introduce a new text.

The children explore the text page by page over the half term and engage with it in a variety of ways. We use lots of drama to support us and take lots of photos – keep checking back to see what we have been up to!

We will be improving our knowledge of grammar and parts of speech, as we learn to write different types of sentences. Approximately once a weeks, we will be putting what we have learned into practise with a ‘Big Write’.

Please continue to support your child at home with spelling and handwriting practise.



At Northfield, we adopt a Mastery approach during our lessons. Daily children will engage in three maths sessions, timetables, maths mastery and maths workshop. The children’s lessons will be based upon their gaps and will use the mastery ‘Inspire Maths’ program.

Inspire Maths Home Activities 1

Times tables!

Don’t forget to practice your times tables at home!

Click the links below to sing along with the Super movers!

KS1 Times Tables Mash-up!

The 2 Times Table with Bridget the Lioness!

Posh Pooch 5 Times Table!

The 10 Times Table with Webster the Spider!

Don’t forget to use the PiXL times tables app!

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Remember to collect coins on ‘Times table Rock stars!’ Will you beat the other class?

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Key Dates


Links to help at home: