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Year 1

Year One

Mrs Hawes (1B) and Mrs Cook(1Y) are supported by Mrs Raut, Mrs Steadman, Mrs Yorke, Mrs Stepanenco and Mrs Edney.


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.

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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 the Year 1 team.

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 help support your child to try their best.

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

News and Photos

1B had a great time at the French market on Friday 4th February 2022.

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1Y went on a geography trip to West Ham park. Children did a bear hunt based on the story ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’. Year 1 walked through squelchy mud, a snow storm and a forest to find the bear in a cave.

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1B enjoyed toasting marshmallows at Forest school.

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Forest school pictures, exploring the woodland area in the wind and rain and still being able to balance!

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For DT we practised with a variety of construction to see which would build the best equipment for the playgrounds we are designing.

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1Y Return to school: As part of World Book Day, the children enjoyed creating monster book marks! Children at home were also able to join in for our zoom session where we read our favourite story together.

We loved seeing the children return to school, so enthusiastic to see their friends and continue their fabulous learning! Superstars!

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1Y have been learning how to compare numbers using greater than and less than symbols. In addition to this, they have been reinforcing their knowledge of adding through the carousel activities. They have been using tens frames and counters to represent and create sums. They also enjoyed creating their very own part while model using hula hoops.

1Y loved creating kindness head bands during anti-bullying week to help spread the message of being kind and caring for others.

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We have been learning about baptism for RE and one child has drawn beautiful pictures, I hope you can see it!
We have been studying a new story called '10 things I can do to help my world'- one child wrote down some items we can recycle instead of just throwing away!
And another child has written out the answers to their reading comprehension using full sentences!

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Year 1 have been learning about internal and external body parts in science. They enjoyed labelling the body in this fun science game.

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In maths, year 1 have been exploring how to sort different objects based on their properties e.g. colour / shape, using unfix cubes to work out 1 more and 1 less than a number and finding various ways to represent numbers 1 to 10.

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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.