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Year 1

Year One

Mrs Bajade (1B) and Mrs Orwell (1Y) are supported by Mrs Martini and Mrs Steadman. Miss Crump, Ms Miranda, Mrs Raut and Mrs Tay also work in the year group to support specific children and Miss Edwards is a trainee teacher.


At St. Helen’s we are committed to developing the whole child through a broad and balanced curriculum. We ensure that we cover all areas of the National Curriculum.

Click here to view the Year One Curriculum Map Overview.

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Supporting Learning at Home

We recognise the extremely important role that parents play in their child’s education. We want to work in partnership to help parents develop their skills supporting their child’s learning at home. If parents would like any support with developing home learning please see Mrs Bajade or Mrs Orwell.

Every week we change the children’s home reading books, as well as sending home spellings and homework for the children to learn and complete.

Please click here for the PowerPoint from our Parent Support Sessions on Reading

Year One Expectations

The children in Year One are assessed against the Target Tracker bands to ensure all children are making good progress.


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The end of year one expectation is a 1S.


Children are given targets to move their learning forward.
To view the Target Tracker Target Statements for Year One click on the subject below.


For a child to be scored as Secure at the end of the year it is expected that children have achieved at least 80% of these statements.

News and Photos

In Year One the children have been learning about time. We are becoming skilled in recognising and understanding on the hour, quarter past and half past the hour times.



The children in Year 1 visited the local park to explore a range of playground equipment.
In our Design and Technology lessons the children are designing their own playgrounds and becoming architects of their own structures. This visit was a great research exercise as well as lots of fun.



Year 1 really enjoyed dressing up and acting out the different characters from the play. We especially enjoyed the character of the mischievous fairy who made us all laugh.



Year One have been learning the story A Mid Summer Night’s Dream and therefore they went to the school’s Woodland Area to look for fairies and inspire their acting and writing about the story.

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Children in Year One are developing their understanding of how to use the app Sketchbook Pro to become e-book illustrators.


Children in Year One have been learning about colour mixing in the art lessons. They have also been focusing in on colour tinting and shading


Year 1 participated in "Under the Sea" workshops with Perform for Schools. These were drama workshops that focused on developing geography skills. The workshops developed the children’s learning about the 5 oceans.



 Year 1 have been learning about the history of toys and have been exploring a range of toys from the past.

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Useful Links

These are websites that are useful for developing children’s skills in year one to compliment their learning in school.

English Links

Phonics Play
Description: A really useful website for learning about real and nonsense words.

Jolly Phonics
Description: A great website to learn the phonics songs and actions.

Teach Handwriting
Description: Lots of fantastic videos and work sheets to support letter formation.

BBC Bitesize
Description: This website is packed with games and activities to support your child's learning in school.

Maths Links

Active Learn
Description: Use your child’s login to access lots of fun and interactive games.

ICT games
Description: A selection of fun games to support mathematical skills.