Haslam Park Primary School

Welcome to Year One Wicks Class

Miss Wallwork is the class teacher with Mrs Mehers supporting in class.

Our class is named after Joe Wicks. He is a fitness coach who is on a mission to make the world fitter, healthier and happier place. During the Covid-19 Pandemic in 2020, he began 'PE with Joe to help the nation say active. 

 We are proud to be named after such an inspirational person who is continuing to help others.

Joe Wicks (@thebodycoach) / Twitter

Here is a photo of Year 1 Wicks  Class

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.  

Year 1 Curriculum

Please take a look at the curriculum to see what we will be learning in year 1.  

Our Timetable

Please take a look at our timetable below to have a look at our PE days and the wider curriculum learning.

PE days are Mondays and Wednesdays for this Spring 1.

Expected PE Kit


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 

  • Who is the author of this book?
  • Who is your favourite character and why?
  • What do you think will happen in the end?
  • Who is your favourite character?


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 weekkly phonics sounds on Floppys Phonics by clicking the link on our class dojo page  
  • Practise weekly spelling on spelling shed - https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb/
  • Complete the tasks on Numbots - https://play.numbots.com/#/account/school-login-type?

Our Spring 1 learning 

This is what we will be learning during Spring 1. 

English - In English we will be using Handa's Surprise as a stimulus for writing. We will be writing a newspaper report, character and setting descriptions, letters and even writing our own story! 

Maths - In Maths we will be starting our Numbers to 20 unit. We will be counting forwards and backwards to and from 20, introducing tens and ones and using number lines and number tracks to support our addition and subtraction to 20. 

Science - In Science we will looking at Animals including Humans. We will be looking at and comparing lots of animals including amphibians, fish and reptiles. We will be talking about carnivores, omnivores and herbivores and discussing what makes them different. We will then move onto our Seasons topic looking at Autumn, winter, Spring and Summer. 

Geography - In Geography we will be learning all about the United Kingdom. We will be researching the four counties of the United Kingdom and the capitals of each country.  We will also be looking at human and physical features and describing them. 

RE - In RE our topic will be 'What do Christians believe God is like?" We will be looking at different parables and make links with the concept of God as a forgiving Father. We will also be visiting a Church! 

PE - In PE we will be learning how to play Tag Rugby and also have the opportunity to learn new gymnastic skills! 

Music - In our Music lessons we will be looking at timbre and dynamics based on a 'Under the Sea' theme. 

Poetry Week 2022 

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

Wigan Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 5QL

01204 333393