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Heronswood Primary School and Pre-School

Year 1 LJ

Welcome to Y1 LJ


Our class teacher is Mrs Jackson and our teaching assistants are Mrs Childe and Miss Leadon. Mr Bottomley teaches the class on a Monday afternoon and all day on a Friday.  


In our class the rules and expectations are built around the core values of our school. 


English Information 

Reading is crucial in everything that children do. We aim to nurture a love of reading and encourage children to read a wide range of texts. We monitor children’s reading at home through the Home School Diaries. It is a whole school expectation that children read at least five times per week - please remember to sign diaries once children have read and we will change their books. We teach reading through Phonics lessons every day and guided reading sessions focus on developing comprehension skills. 


Maths Information 

The focus of mathematics teaching in Year 1 is to ensure that children become increasingly fluent with whole numbers – working numbers between 0 to 20, and being able to count forwards and backwards to 100. Also including recalling number facts to 10 and the concept of place value. This should ensure that children develop efficient visual representation of what numbers look like and what is there value. Children should also develop their ability to solve a range of problems and develop mathematical reasoning. By the end of Year 1, pupils should begin to be fluent counting in groups of 2’s, 5’s and 10’s and be able to use these in a variety of situations. 


PE and Kit Information 

Our PE day is a Tuesday. 

 It is really important that the children have a suitable PE kit in school on our PE days so that they can participate fully in the activities. 


The PE kit is as follows: 

Navy shorts, white polo shirt, white socks, navy joggers, navy jumper and trainers.  (Please note: sun hats will be needed during the summer) 

All items of the PE kit should be clearly labelled and kept in a PE bag with the child’s name on the outside. 


Forest School kit 

It is really important that children have suitable clothing for Forest School so that they can participate safely in our outdoor area. Remember in Forest School children may become muddy.  

Outdoor trousers, suitable outdoor shirt, socks, wellies and appropriate outdoor coats.  



Reading remains a priority and we expect the children to read at least 5 times a week with an adult.  Work on Seesaw and in CGP books will alternate weekly; we encourage the children to complete their homework independently.


Unlocking Learning 

All children have a NumBots, Phonics Bug and Education City login and this resource can be used at home to encourage further learning.  Please support your child in using the following websites: