Adel St John The Baptist

Welcome to Year 1


Year 1 Curriculum Map

Year 1 Essential Information

Welcome to Year 1!

Miss Riches will continue to teach the class on Monday & Tuesday, supported by Mrs Pullan. On Wednesdays Miss Smith will share teaching with Miss Christie. Miss Christie will be in Year 1 on Thursday and Friday, supported by Mrs Pullan.

Things to remember:
• Our PE days in Year 1 will be Monday and Wednesday. Children should come to school in their PE kit on both days. PE Kit consists of: black shorts or jogging bottoms, white t-shirt, black tracksuit top and trainers.

• All children should bring a named bottle of water to school. This will be brought home each day to be cleaned and refilled.

• All children need a pair of named, black pumps to wear inside while at school. These can be kept at school to change into each morning.

• All items brought into school (coats, gloves, hats etc should be clearly labelled with your child's name.

• Please send a pair of named wellies for your child to keep in school. 

• It is a good idea to provide a spare change of underwear in your child’s bag just in case it is ever required.


• Reading morning will be on a Wednesday, our first reading morning will be 20th September. Parents, carers and siblings are welcome to join us.

Home Learning
•  Your child will bring home their reading books from school on a Thursday and these need to be returned please on the following Thursday

• Please use Seesaw to record any reading or learning at home you complete with your child. 

Thank you for your support. Should you need to get in touch, please contact us through the school office or via email. If you do email us, please copy both teachers into your communication., 

Miss Riches, Miss Christie & Mrs Pullan

Summer 1

This half term we will be looking at travel and transport in history, animals in science and the beliefs of Muslim people in RE. In art we will be creating sculpture inspired by birds. If you find or have any interesting feathers, please bring them into school for us to observe and draw!


The children will be preparing for the Phonics Screening in June, where they will need to say the sounds and read some real and 'alien' or nonsense words. Please keep reading the books sent home with your child to support with this.


We also have a trip to Harlow Carr on Tuesday 2nd July, please let us know if you are able to volunteer to help.

Thank you!

Science Knowledge Organiser

RE Knowledge Organiser

Year 1 Class Blog 2023-24

Please scroll down for Miss Christie's entries on the blog - they are below Miss Riches' entries for this year.

In geography this week, we took our ipads outside to take photos of human features and physical features!

This week in P.E. we have been creating dances with movements inspired by the weather! Thank you to all who have booked a slot for parents’ evening next week, we look forward to sharing more of your child’s learning with you then.

A lovely first week back in Year 1. We have been busy exploring with Beebots and went outside to find deciduous and evergreen trees in our science learning! 

Another lovely week in Year 1, we enjoyed having the instruments out in our music lesson. We’ve also loved using the Whiterose maths app to develop our maths skills.. In art we used pastels and crayons to add details to our watercolour backgrounds. On Thursday and Friday we were pleased to have Miss Christie with us as well! Have a lovely half term break!

We have been enjoying our Fire of London learning this week. We developed our water colour skills to create a fiery background and then painted on the outlines of buildings to create artwork for display. These will be up for you to see at parent’s evening. We are also looking forward to welcoming Miss Christie to Year 1 next week!

We have been using our ball skills in PE, in the role of attackers and defenders. In maths we have been solving additions by counting on on the number line.

This week we have enjoyed the story of Owl Babies and had a go at typing sentences on the desktop computers. The children have found out about the spacebar, enter and backspace keys!

Happy New Year! It has been lovely to see all the learning happening in Year 1. We have particularly enjoyed exploring with water colour paints. Please could you send pumps back into school if you haven’t already done so.

Another lovely week to finish our first term in Year 1. We have really enjoyed pur party and toy day! A big thank you for all the lovely cards and gifts, we wish you a wonderful Christmas and new year!

Feeling festive this week with our Nativity, Christingle service & Christmas lunch!

On Wednesday 13th December, please could Reception and KS1 children be brought back to school at 5.30 for the evening Nativity. They will come in via the main entrance. If your child is in our OOSC at that time, they will be collected by school staff. Children can collected from their classroom door at 7pm
Thank you for your continued support 
Reception and KS1 team

Another lovely week in Year 1. We walked  to church for our Advent service and we learning about shapes and making patterns.

We added the decorations children had made to the tree today!

We had a wonderful day at Lotherton Hall, meeting Florence Nightingale!

We enjoyed some watercolour painting this week, in response to our interfaith day.

We had a great time running our laps to raise money for Children in Need, thank you for all your donations!

We have been making moving pictures using sliders. We made them move up and down and side to side.

We painted poppies for Remembrance Day. You can see them in our classroom window.

We had a message from Beegu this week!

Thank you to everyone who has returned trip slips so promptly. Please let Miss Riches know if you can volunteer to help on the trip.

This week we have been using cubes to find one more and one less. We also enjoyed our first reading morning! On Friday we looked great as rockstars too!

Our Second Week

Our First Week


We have had a fantastic return to school and have enjoyed being with our friends again. Here we are exploring spirals to start off our art project!


Year 1 2022-2023 Miss Dakin and Mrs Ventress

Posted: Jul 21, 2023 by: Chloe Dakin (cdakin) on: Year 1 Class Blog

In science this week Year 1 have been exploring their five senses. We had lots of fun trying to do different tasks using only our sense of touch!