Year 1

Welcome to Year 1. 1G Class teacher is Mrs Gill and 1C Class teacher is Mrs Charlesworth. Our year group teaching assistants are Mrs O’Shea and Miss Turner. Mrs Gilliland also works in Year 1. We have two separate classrooms and a shared outdoor learning area where we enjoy working together.

Spring Term 

During the Sprng term Year 1 have read and become very familiar with information texts with particular reference to transport books. We created our own information book on trains, using knowledge learned on our School Trip to the National Railway Museum in York. The children learned about George Stephenson and Nigel Gresley and the links that Doncaster shares with the development of trains.

In the second half of the Spring term the children particularly enjoyed using maps around school and became good at following instructions. We look forward to using these skills in our Summer term when we design and make pirate islands.

We continue to build on our phonics knowledge and this is helping the children to become more fluent in reading.


In maths children have been working hard to learn number bonds to 10 and then 20. They have learned to tell the time and draw hands on a clock face to show times to o’clock and half past the hour. We have developed an understanding of halves and quarters of shapes and then applied this to numbers.


Coming up in Summer Term...

Year 1 Summer Term topics include Plants and Animals and Pirates. The children will learn about parts of a plant, grow seeds and will name types of common garden plants. We will compare ourselves to other animals and identify similarities a differences between animals. During the second half of the term we will take trip to the deep to find out more about underwater life and oceans creatures. We will find out about Pirates and write creative adventure stories using our imaginations.