Year 1

‘Millions of pieces of trash enter our oceans every year. It’s ruining our oceans and that is not ok! That is why I decided to do something about it’ – Ryan Hickman, from the age of 3 he was encouraging his neighbours to recycle and by the age of 7 launched Ryan’s Recycling. He has so far recycled almost one million cans and plastic bottles and raised over £7000 to protect Pacific Ocean sea life!

Welcome to the Year 1 class page. The Year 1 teachers are Mrs Ward (Monday to Wednesday) and Mrs Brooks (Thursday and Friday) who are supported by Mrs Parkin and Mrs Antaki.

Year 1 Autumn Term – Our Current Topic


We are so excited about the Autumn term and returning to a bit of normaility. This is the first year of the National Curriculum and can feel like a huge transition for some children. We aim to make lessons fun and enagaging and help the children transition slowly and smoothly into KS1.

Our topic this term is Animals, which will cover lots of different animals including humans. Our texts in English will be based around animal stories. Look out for the weekly email to keep you updated about what your child has been learning during the week, it will also include suggested follow up activities that you may like to do at home. Have  a look at the topic web to get a better idea of what we will be covering this term.

Useful Information for Year 1
Staff working in Year 1 are:
Mrs Ward (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)
Mrs Brooks (Thursday and Friday)

Useful Year 1 Information

Year 1 Autumn Term Topic web 2021.docx

Welcome to Year 1 2021.docx

Learning Log grid, Autumn 2021

Year 1 grammar guide for parents.pptx

Spelling Guide for parents

Reading at Long Crendon School

Y1 – Class Information


The children all have a learning log with a grid of suggested homework activities. We ask the children to select one task to complete each week. Learning logs should be sent in on a Wednesday and will be returned home on a Friday.


Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday. The children have forest school alternate Wednesdays.


Year 1 will not be swimming during the Autumn Term.

Forest School: 

Forest School sessions are on alternative Wednesdays.

Writing in Y1

Our writing non-negotiables for every lesson are:

• Correct posture is in evidence when sitting down to write.

• Finger spaces are evident between words.

• Capital letters are used for names and the personal pronoun ‘I’.

• Capital letters are used at the start of sentences and full stops at the end.

You can help your child by doing the activities below:

Spend at least 5 minutes every day working on counting on and back in steps of 2, 5, and 10 from any number.

Learn your number bonds to 10 e.g. 5+3=8, 5+5=10 etc…

Read at least 3 times a week with an adult and discuss the text.

Practice spelling and reading the tricky words phases 2-5.

Practice reading and writing your phonics.

(Tricky words and phonics are on the resources section of Google classroom Year 1.)

Y1 – Supporting Your Child’s Learning Journey at Home

EnglishICT games (all year groups):

Top Marks (EYFS)
Top Marks (KS1)
Book themed activities
Amazon’s audible service has waived charges on a cache of children’s audio books.


Phonics Play –


Bubbles Multiples (year 2 +):
ICT Games (all year groups):
Top Marks (EYFS)
Top Marks (KS1)
Top Marks (KS2)
Carol Vorderman free access


Whizz Pop Bang (all year groups):
STEM competetion for families at home


Cosmic Kids Yoga:
A range of activities that the youth sport trust have compiled to be completed at home
A range of rugby activities to complete from home
Physical activity through lots of fun games and activities
Activities that can be done by the family with minimal equipment at home
Unicef resources which are great to complete at home
Loads of PE resources to be used
Fun games to be completed from all ages
Jump Start Jonny – fun daily workouts for children


Hour of Code:

Music Klass – you tube

National Theatre:

Useful 5 course webinars for parents

Useful websites recommended by the government