Year One 2023 - 2024

Miss Briggs


Welcome to Year 1's Class Page


Class Teacher - Miss Briggs

Teaching Assistant - Miss Howarth/ Mrs Blackshaw

A very big welcome to Year 1's class page!

Our class page is a fantastic way to share our learning experiences with you and celebrate our achievements along the way. Please ensure you take a look at this half term's newsletter, where you can find out about: specific subject content, important diary dates for this half term and general classroom reminders. 


Year 1 Topics

TERM Geography/ History
Autumn 1 Toys Past and Present
Autumn 2 London and the United Kingdom
Spring 1 & 2  The 7 Continents/ Map + Field Work
Summer 1 Seaside Holidays, now and then.
Summer 2  Florence Nightingale



Autumn 1 Seasonal Changes 
Autumn 2 Animals, Including humans 
Spring 1 Animals, including humans.
Spring 2 British Science Week + Observations over time
Summer 1 Everyday Materials
Summer 2 Identifying Plants

General Reminders

PE PE will now take place each week on a WEDNESDAY afternoon this half term. Please make sure your child wears their full PE kit on this day. Children who are attendending PE afterschool clubs on other days, may wear their kit on those days too.

Reading Books - Please make sure children have their reading books and reading journals in school every day. Children will now be sent home with a RWI reading book on a WEDNESDAY to read over the week. In addition to this they will have a reading for pleasure book that you can read and share with your child.

You may find that your child has started at the beginning of their book band again - this is so the children can re-look at the books  and start completing some of the comprehension questions at the back of the book. Once your child has made progress in their Read Write Inc group - their reading band will change accordingly. Please take a look at the questions at the back of the books to work on if a book comes around again that your child has already read. This is where they can use the books to develop new skills. 

Please ensure you listen to your child read, sign their reading record and send all books (1 RWI reading books and 1 reading for pleasure book) back into school on a Thursday so we can change them.

Please note: If the children have not read each book three times at home, we will not be able to change them.

Homework – Homework will be set on a Friday and must be submitted by the following Wednesday. It is important that you encourage and support your children with their homework, but please do not do it for them.

Spellings – Children will still be given spellings to take home and practise each week. These will be set as part of the Read Write Inc scheme and their spellings will differ depending on their RWI set. Our focus during the Summer term will be our 'Red Words', which are the Year 1 Common Exception Words. The children may have talked about these with you, as 'you can't Fred a red' words. 

Water bottles - Water bottles are provided in school. Children will have access to water throughout the day.

Important Dates - Please see the school's weekly newsletter for important dates.


Preparing for the Year One Phonics Screening Check Test


A parent meeting will be held during the Summer Term 1- please check diary dates for more information.


What is the Year 1 phonics screening check?

The phonics screening check is taken individually by all children in Year 1 in England, and is usually taken in June. It is designed to give teachers and parents information on how your child is progressing in phonics. It will help to identify whether your child needs additional support at this stage so that they do not fall behind in this vital early reading skill.



What is in the phonics screening check?

There are two sections in this 40-word check and it assesses phonics skills and knowledge learned through Reception and Year 1. Your child will read up to four words per page for their teacher and they will probably do the check in one sitting of about 5–10 minutes.


What can you do to help at home?

2023 materials:

2019 materials:

2018 materials:

Everything you need to know about the PSC can be found by clicking on the following link.

Please find the leaflet within the files for more information.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to phone or email the school office. 


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North Walkden Primary School

Worsley, Manchester, Lancs, M28 3QD

General Enquiries - Mrs L Nolan - 0161 921 2921

SENDCo - Mrs Emma Cosgrave - 0161 9212921

0161 921 2921[email protected]