Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

We have two classes in Year 1 - Giraffes and Lions. Our teachers and teaching assistants are as follows:

Giraffes (1L)        Lions (1B)

Teacher - Mrs M. Phillips

Teaching Assistant - Mrs N. Ugharadar

Teacher - Miss K. Thompson

Teaching Assistant - Miss V. Hughes

Organisational Information

Homework: Homework will be given out every Friday to be returned to school the following Wednesday.

Reading: Children will read individually once a week.  A staff member will sign the reading diary once they have heard your child read.  Your child will also be in a guided reading group once a week to develop their comprehension skills. 

Library: Library books will be changed every Friday (Giraffes), and every Wednesday (Lions). Please ensure your child returns their book on this day.

PE: PE will take place in weekly blocks as follows

Giraffes (1L)     Lions (1B)

Week beginning: 02.10.17

Week beginning: 25.09.17

Week beginning: 12.02.18

Week beginning: 12.02.18

Week beginning: 21.05.18

Week beginning: 21.05.18

Week beginning: 16.07.18

Week beginning:  16.07.18

Class Assembly Date: Thursday, 29th March 2018.

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Curriculum Map

The curriculum map outlines how your child’s class teacher has personalised the programmes of study for each national curriculum subject.

Any questions regarding the new curriculum should be discussed with your child’s class teacher. Click on the link below to download the Curriculum Newsletter.

Theme Days/Weeks

Super Learning Day

Inspirational visits/



Thackray Museum

Bury Transport Museum and steam train ride.




At Ladybridge, we employ a book-led English curriculum. Books are used as a stimulus for capturing the imagination and interest of the children. Through this, National Curriculum objectives are delivered. We encourage child-led learning and, therefore, plan learning opportunities as needs arise and interests are discovered. Please see attached for the appropriate expectations of the new curriculum for your child.




You will receive a maths booklet which includes the expectations for each different area of maths that your child is expected to learn, and also includes the types of calculations and methods that will be taught. These booklets will be used in school to help us assess, track and set targets for your child. The maths booklets are based upon age-related expectations, so the majority of children will be expected to become secure in all areas by the end of the year.


Seasonal Changes; Animals including Humans; Everyday Materials; Plants





design, write and debug programs

use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs

use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work                                understand computer networks including the internet 

understand computer networks including the internet

use search technologies effectively



Textiles: Design & make a toy.

Food: Create a healthy sandwich.


Continents and oceans

Contrasting localities

(UK vs. Jamaica)




Medicine and Health (Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole)

Exploration (The Wright Bros. and Jeanne Baret)


Art & Design

Pablo Picasso,Claude Monet &

William Morris





Dance; Gymnastics; Athletics; Games: Invasion (various), Net/Wall (various), Striking/Fielding (rounders)



Leaders & Teachers


Belonging & Journey of Life



Leaders & Teachers

Belonging & Journey of Life inc. birth rites



Living in the Wider World

Health and Wellbeing    



Year 1 Curriculum

Year 1 Curriculum          Updated: 02/08/2017     (271 KB)

Promoting British Values in our Curriculum

Please click on the link below for examples of how we promote British Values in our curriculum.



Related Events

Year 1 Joint Class Assembly

29 March 2018, 9.15am – 9.45am