Year 1 2019 - 2020

Mrs Cleary

Welcome to Year 1!


This term our topic will be ‘Where will the naughty bus take us?’

The children will be working hard to achieve their goals in all areas of the National Curriculum. 

Have a look below at some of the things we will be learning!


This term in Maths, we will recap on our numbers to 20 and counting on one more and one less. We will be learning how to use a part-whole model, children will explore that numbers can be partitioned in different ways.


In English, we like to plan our English lessons around a book. This term we will be reading about the adventures of a bright red toy bus in that gets into all sorts of mischief: playing with other toys, making a mess in the house and exploring the garden. The chosen book remains a secret for a couple of weeks as we will encourage the children to use their imagination, share their ideas and learn how to compose sentences verbally before writing. Throughout the year, the children will be writing in full sentences, reinforcing our Non- Negotiables (full stops, capital letters, finger spaces and reading over our work) and will learn different writing styles, as well as focusing on our handwriting.


We put a high emphasis on reading in school with daily reading activities.  It’s our expectation that all children read at least 3 times per week at home.  We ask that parents read with their children and sign the home school diaries at least 3 times a week (ideally every night). “The more you read, the more things you will know.  The more you learn, the more places you’ll go!” (Dr Seuss) 

Learning Adventure

Our focus this term will be changes within living memory which links to our English text. We will learn about the history of buses; researching and discovering who invented them and observing the changes of buses over time. We will also design and create our own bright red buses which might end up causing all sorts of chaos in the classroom!

In Science, we will learn about Seasonal changes by observing the weather patterns and recording what changes the weather has on plants and trees within Manor Park.


Our PE days are Tuesdays and Thursdays. We will be focusing on locomotion, travelling using different parts of your body. The children should have their PE kit in school every day and please check that all PE kits are clearly labelled.



Homework of spellings and My Maths is given out every week on Friday to be completed and handed in on the following Wednesday. 

Spellings will be tested on Wednesday. The children will be tested on 5 spellings they took home on Friday plus an additional 5 unseen words with the same pattern, as well as 3 Common Exception words for Year 1. 

My Maths homework is set online on Fridays and is to be completed by the following Wednesday. 

Every Monday there is a KS1 homework club at lunch time for children who want to voluntarily do their homework in school time. Every Tuesday there is an after school homework club for parents/guardians to attend with their children if they wish to do so.  



Please send any snack money in an envelope, purse, sandwich bag etc. to avoid lost coins. Thank you!


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I hope you really enjoy these activities and don't forget if you have any questions please ask I am always happy to help!

Thank-you for your support,

Mrs Cleary x







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Contact the School

Manor Park Primary School

Manor Park North,
Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8DB

Main Contact: Mrs Crosland in the
school office

Tel: 01625 568837

SEN Contact: Mrs Jeffery

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