The Weatheralls Primary School


Welcome to Year 1

The Year One team would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and outline some of the exciting learning that will be taking place this year. Year One begins the children's journey into Key Stage One, so it's a very important year!  We do lots of hands on learning through our inspiring and creative curriculum and we look forward to sharing our learning with you along the way. We thank you, in advance, for your support throughout the year, we really appreciate it and it really does make a difference.

Our Classes and Staff

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Davies, Miss Harrison, Miss French, Miss Stoneham, 

Curriculum Map

curriculum overview 2023 2024 year 1.pdf

Home Learning Expectations

Home learning will be put on Class Dojo every Friday. Each week children will practice spellings, reading and number facts. They will also receive a Topic menu each half term which will offer a range of activities they can do linked to a project of the topic they are learning about.

PE Days

Indoor PE is on a Thursday and Outdoor PE is on a Friday.  Please can children come to school in PE kits on these days.

Useful Information Regarding Assessment in Year 1

In Year 1 your child will sit the Phonics Screening Check in June.

What is the Phonics Screening Check?

The national phonics screening check was introduced in 2012 to all Year 1 pupils in the country. It is a short, statutory assessment to ensure that children are making sufficient progress in the phonics skills to read words and are on track to become fluent readers who can enjoy reading for pleasure and for learning.

Reading Spine Books

Below is a recommended list of books for Year 1 children, we have copies of these in school and will be looking at a variety of them throughout the year.  Please feel free to discuss these with your child/encourage them to read these books or others by these authors.  Please contact your class teacher if you’d like to discuss these books or receive other recommendations.

year 1 reading list.pdf

Useful Websites

Purple Mash by 2Simple

Hit the Button - Quick fire maths practise for 6-11 year olds (

Phonics Play