Year 1 Simmonds Class

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 Miss Fenwick is the class teacher with Mrs Mehers, Mrs Patel and Mr Shah supporting.

To support your child's learning in school please ensure they have:

  • Water bottle filled with plain water.
  • A coat 
  • Reading book and planner
  • In the colder months please ensure children have hats, gloves, scarfs etc.
  • In the warmer months please ensure children have hats, sun cream and plenty of water to drink.


Meet our lovely Year 1 Simmonds Class!

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Year 1 Curriculum

Our Timetable


In Phonics, we follow the Floppy' Phonics scheme. Please ensure you are checking dojo each week to practise the sounds we are learning in school. 

Practise learning phonics at home using the e-book resource to learn the new phonemes we are working on in class next week. This will sent over Class Dojo. 

Floppy's Phonics Fiction - Peters

Statutory Phonics Information

Children in year 1 sit a phonics screening check this will take place during the summer term. The phonics screening check is designed to confirm whether pupils have learnt phonic decoding to an appropriate standard.

 The children will be asked to read a mix of 40 words some will be real and some will be nonsense (made up alien words). Children have to use phonics to blend the words and read them clearly.

Reading At Home

Please make sure you read with your child at home EVERY night and sign their diary with the correct date. It is important that you read at home to support your child's learning at school. We will check reading books daily. 

Questions to ask your child 

  • What are the character doing in the book?

  • What do you think will happen next?

  • Why is the character doing that?

  • Can you retell the story?



At Haslam Park we believe that in order for children to achieve work must be done at home as well as at school. Please do the following with your child each week:

  • Read your reading book for at least 5 minutes every night

  • Practise our weekly phonics sounds on Floppys Phonics by clicking the link on our class dojo page  

  • Practise weekly spelling on spelling shed -

  • Complete the tasks set on Numbots -



Our PE days for Summer 1 are Mondays and Wednesdays. Please check dojo to find the clothing the children need to wear on our PE days. Children must wear full PE kit with their Haslam Park jumper. Our PE kit consists of a plain white tshirt and plain black shorts / leggings or tracksuit bottoms. Children must take out their earrings prior to the lesson or cover them with plasters. Children must also wear plain black trainers or pumps.

Our Summer 1 learning 

This is what we will be learning during Summer 1. Check dojo daily to see our super learning! 

English - In English we will be using 'The Queens Hat' and 'The Queens Handbag' stimuli for writing. We will be writing predictions, sequencing the story, missing posters and even writing our own story using ambitious vocabulary!


Maths - In Maths we will finishing our Weight and Capacity topic before moving on to multiplication and division. We will be practising counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and making arrays to support us. We will also be looking at doubles before moving onto sharing amounts.

Science - In Science we will looking at Plants! We will be growing our own sunflowers and recording our observations in our plant diary. We will also be labelling the parts of a plant and looking at the life cycle. We will then end our topic by looking at evergreen and deciduous tress and identifying the differences between them. 

Geography - In Geography we will be learning all about our Local Area! We will be identifying the features of a local and rural area and deciding which of these areas we live in. We will be looking at features of our School and School grounds and awe will even be going on a local area walk! 

PE - In PE we will be learning new gymnastic skills and making a performance! We will also be learning how to play rounders with Miss Fenwick in our outdoor PE sessions. 

Music - In our Music lessons we will be looking at superheroes and understanding pitch. We will be making high and low sounds using our voices, body parts and untuned instruments. We will then be making our own piece of music to match a superhero film!


D&T - In Design Technology we will be making fruit smoothies! We will be test tasting different fruits to decide which ones are our favourites and which we want in our smoothie. We will also be designing a healthy plate and sorting foods into different groups before finally making and enjoying our very own fruit smoothie! 

We have been learning all about Grace O'Malley in our History lessons! Watch this video to find out some more information about her.

Debating in English 

Have a look at our super debating videos below. We were holding a debate and a vote to decide if Goldilocks should or should not be sent to jail for breaking into The Three Bears home.

National Poetry Week. 

We have had so much fun completing activities around our poem 'The Owl and the Pussycat.' We hope you enjoy our performance!