Year 1 Curriculum

                         Year 1 Newsletter

Hello and welcome back! We hope you had a lovely break and are ready for the final term! This newsletter gives you an idea of some of the interesting and fun things we will be doing in class. Over this term we may ask for some additional support from home to ensure children continue to make amazing progress, especially in phonics. Please do speak to a member of the team if you have any concerns or need support, it is usually best to catch me at the end of the day.

Our topics this term

Subject Half Term 1 Half Term 2
Literacy Descriptions

Comic Strips





Numeracy Multiplication and division



Place value



Science Seasons
Topic Superheroes Rio de Vida
PE Striking and fielding




RE Signs and symbols Religious stories
PSHE Healthy bodies, Healthy minds Ready, steady, go!
Upcoming dates for parents

We will continue to run parent workshops during the year and if there is a specific area that would benefit you as a parent, please come and share your ideas with a member of the Year 1 team. I will keep you updated about when these days will be taking place.

Phonics screening will be taking place between the 10th and 15th of June. Further details and support will be provided closer to the time!


The children will be set work to do at home throughout each term which will reinforce the literacy, numeracy and topic skills that they are being taught in the classroom. We ask that you complete at least 4 of these activities with your child over the term.  Spellings will be sent home on Friday for a test on Monday. Further homework can be found on Education City, please see me if you need the login details!


PE will be on Tuesdays and alternate Fridays. Please ensure your child has a PE kit which is kept in school. The PE kit should be a white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps. On these days, children must have earrings removed and long hair must be tied back. This is part of our PE policy and in line with health and safety. Children without kits will be unable to take part in lessons.

Book Bags

Reading is one of our key priorities in school. We hear children read daily in school but it is reading at home that makes a huge difference to their learning. We encourage the children to read as much as possible at home and we are happy to change reading books as often as your child reads their book. In order for the book to be changed, an adult needs to comment on the child’s reading the in the reading diary.


I look forward to continuing to work with your child throughout this term and keeping you updated on the fantastic things we are doing in class. Again, please do not hesitate to come and see me or one of the other members of staff in Year 1 if you have any questions or concerns.

A Vickers

Year 1 Teacher


Dear parent and carers,

On Thursday, 6 June our wonderful friend and treasured colleague Mrs Sadia Ahmed passed away.

Sadia was the life and soul of our school and she leaves behind a huge hole in the heart of Longsight Community Primary. Sadia was an amazing teacher and her children are a testament to her determination that all our children achieved their potential.

She was a wonderfully kind, open-hearted friend whose sense of humour still make us smile now even while we are all grieving. I know she welcomed all parents with open arms and that you will all miss her as much as we will. Please talk to your children about Mrs Ahmed as I know they may have questions. A book of condolence will be open this week for you to share your messages and memories.

We are heart-broken for the life not yet lived, but grateful for the life she did live. Rest in peace our beloved friend.

Mrs Rukhsana Ahmed and all the staff and friends of Longsight Community Primary.