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Year 1

Class teacher: Mrs Millard 

Welcome to the Year 1 class page!

My name is Mrs Millard and I am your class teacher this year. I am always here to listen to you and help you with your learning and emotional and spiritual development.

On this page you will find all the key information you’ll need throughout the year, along with information about our learning.

Key things to remember:

- Please bring your reading books and your red diary in every day.

- You will need your PE kit on Tuesdays and Thursdays this half term.

- Please try to read at home every day. Remember, five reads = one save. 

- Arithmetic and spelling test day is a Thursday and homework is sent out on a Friday.

Our Mission Statement and school prayer 

Religious Education 

Following Jesus 

During Spring 2nd half term, children will develop their knowledge and understanding of ‘Following Jesus.’ This topic is designed to develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of what it means to be a follower of Jesus. The topic gives opportunities for the children to learn about Jesus’ choice of his first disciples or friends – the fishermen. The children will hear the Parable of the Good Samaritan and reflect on its meaning. They will listen to the story of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and think about how they can welcome Jesus. They will learn that Jesus died on Good Friday and that God raised him from the dead on Easter Sunday.


A variety of inspiring stories will support the teaching of literacy this term. Children will learn explore a range of texts including Grandad's Island and The Queen's Hat.

Children will identify the main characters and explore the settings and events in the stories, gaining an understanding of different story features. There will be a focus on applying punctuation accurately and with some independence. Children will use their developing phonic knowledge to compose and write simple sentences independently to communicate meaning, and write most letters, correctly formed and orientated. Children will select books for personal reading and give reasons for their choices. Every child will participate in guided reading sessions, focusing on the teaching of reading strategies and comprehension skills.


St Saviour's are following the 'Little Wandles' Phonics and Reading Programme. 

Please see below a link which will take you to our literacy page. Here you will be able to access a range of documents and videos to help with the pronunciation of phonetical sounds to help your children with their reading.


During Maths sessions this half term, Year 1 will begin by focussing on developing their knowledge of addition and subtraction. Children will develop an understanding of using part whole models. When writing number sentences, they will learn that the addition symbol (+) can be used to represent combining two or more parts and the equals symbol (=) can be used to show the equivalence between the whole and the sum of the parts. Children will build on their learning about writing number sentences by looking at addition fact families and number bonds to ten. Children will answer problems related to addition and subtraction. 

Curriculum Details

Please see information below for more details about the curriculum



What am I going to learn?

  • Leaves, seeds, stems, roots and petals are part of a plant.
  • Soil, seeds, water and sunlight are used to plant and grow a bean.
  • The fruit of a bean plant is beans.
  • Dandelions and daisies are wild plants.
  • Roses and sunflowers are garden plants.
  • In autumn, the leaves on deciduous trees usually change colour to red and brown and fall off. 


Where do I live? 

What am I going to learn?

  • There are 7 continents of the world.
  • The United Kingdom is made up of 4 countries (England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland).
  • Each country has a capital city.
  • In a town, you might find a football stadium, offices and shopping centres.
  • In the countryside, you might find farms and open fields.
  • Ellesmere Port is a town in England.
  • Ellesmere Port is located near the River Mersey.
  • How to use maps to identify roads, rivers, train stations and other features of Ellesmere Port.
  • Names of buildings found in Ellesmere Port (E.g. schools, bank, shops, supermarket, pharmacy and different types of homes.
  • Places have addresses.

Useful website 1

Useful website 2

Useful website 3


Cooking and nutrition: preparing fruit and vegetables 


Grouping Data

Physical Education 

Team Building 

Weekly homework

Weekly Homework 

Phonics/spelling and arithmetic homework will be given out every Friday. Please make sure you are practising these at home each day to help you learn. Children will be tested on a Thursday so that the books can be marked and sent home  on Fridays. It is important that you return both the spelling and arithmetic books on the Monday after the weekend, so that I can prepare the questions in the books for the next test. 

Remember, if you get full marks on your spellings and arithmetic, you will earn a Save for each!

Please can you email in any homework that your children complete to the office. 

Please email your homework to or

Photographs of fun activities in Year 1! 

Please keep checking here for new photos. 


Number pairs

Play the number bonds game by bursting bubbles that make pairs to 10 or 20. You have to be fast!

Mental Maths

Play 'Hit the Button' to answer questions as quickly as possible. Have fun!

  • Bing Bunny
    Have fun making a colourful picture with Bing and Flop.