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Welcome to

1W - Hugless Douglas 

Mistakes help us learn!

Meet the Staff

Miss Whittaker and Mrs Marsden support us to be the best we can be and to ‘Enjoy, Respect and Succeed’ when working with our class!

As a member of Hugless Douglas class, you will continue on your journey to become a resourceful and resilient learner while exploring the wider world in a fun and exciting way!

  The Year 1 National Curriculum is packed with many new skills for you to learn. Each half term we will follow a theme with lots of different activities, to enable you to learn new things and achieve your potential.  Examples of our topics in Y1 include; Rumble in the Jungle, The Great Fire of London, My class, my school, my road, The Great Outdoors, Robots and Growth and Green Fingers . We will also take part in enrichment days to bring excitement to your learning. This will include a visit from Samuel Pepys to help us to learn about the Great Fire of London, a visit to Gawthorpe Hall to explore homes and traditions from the past, trips to local parks to learn about seasons, plants and creatures, and visits to local landmarks such as the singing ringing tree. We also explore our local area to learn about our community and its features. We frequently visit our forest school and the school allotment, making the most of our exciting outdoor learning environment.

  In Year 1, we begin to write our own stories using the new skills that we will learn following the Lancashire English Talk One program. We will use Talk for Writing to learn and then retell new stories such as Lost and Found, Supertato, Peter Rabbit and No-bot. We will then innovate the stories and write our own.

We also use Talk for Writing to help us to share the Christmas Story with you and to retell the story of the Great Fire of London in our class assembly.

In maths, we follow the Lancashire Red Rose Maths Mastery Scheme, which deepens our understanding of key concepts of number, shape and space and measure.

 By the end of Y1 we will have taken the National Phonics screening check.

  To support you on your learning journey, we hope that you will receive help from your parents and carers.  They can do this by listening to you read, helping you to learn your Rainbow word spellings, practising 2x, 5x, 10x tables and number bond recall. In addition, you will receive a home learning record book to use when completing homework grid challenges.

We want you to have fun whilst learning. Remember: Enjoy, Respect, Succeed!


Children will have a reading book chosen by themselves appropriate to their reading level. Accompanying these books are their reading diaries, where you can write comments on their reading daily. Please do listen to your child read on a regular basis.  Your child will also be given many opportunities    throughout the week to listen to, and to read a variety of stories.


Class Stories by Michael Rosen

Our author of the term is Michael Rosen.

Professor Michael Rosen | Goldsmiths, University of London


As a member of the Hugless Douglas class, every child is expected to take responsibility for looking after their equipment, classroom and school environment. They should also be responsible for returning their book bag daily. 

In Year 1, a homework grid will be set at the beginning of each term for the children to complete a minimum of 4 tasks.

Additional tasks may be sent home weekly to embed skills taught in class.



Rainbow words are assessed weekly. You should practise these throughout the week,  ready to be tested on Friday mornings.


PE will take place every Monday and Thursday– please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school. 

All earrings and other jewellery must be removed.


It is important to note your child can bring a healthy snack at break times such as fruit, or vegetables.  We also encourage your child to drink water in class throughout the day, but they may bring something else to drink with their packed lunch. 


I will be out of class on Thursday afternoon so Miss Bux/ Miss Veevers will be in class to continue their learning. I am certain the children will enjoy exciting and creative lessons!


Year 1 curriculum map - Spring 2






Our learning so far...

Spring 2.

Playing phonics detectives, revisiting the split digraph u_e.

In History, we began by investigating pictures from the 1940's











Spring 1.

Sorting 2D and 3D shapes.

Using our Geographical vocabulary to move the Beebots and our partner around the playground.

Working walls

In maths, we have been measuring using base ten blocks.

We had a visitor from the Muslim community to consolidate our learning about Islam. We spoke about how many times Muslim pray in a day, the clothes which are worn when praying, the house of God called the Kabba and the Holy Qur'an. 






















We made a jelly trap to catch the evil pea!

Focusing on tens and ones using different concrete resources.

Investigating an image from the novel Supertato.

Interviewing the distressed vegetables from the story.