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Year 1

Year One

Miss Mbuku (1B) and Miss Emmanuel (1Y) are supported by Mrs Martini and Mrs Steadman. 


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 Miss Mbuku and Miss Emmanuel.

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

Here are some photos from 1B group 2 bubble. They were doing some butterfly painting using sponges. They tied an elastic band around the centre of the sponge then dabbed the paint on one side of the sponge then squished the sponge together to ensure all the paint covered. Then they printed the butterfly patterns on the paper and painted the body and antenna.

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Year 1 enjoyed visiting the National Army Museum. They participated in a workshop discovering different materials. Working in small groups, they made waterproof shelters for toy soldiers. They then walked around the museum exploring the different exhibits. They had lots of fun!

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Science - Children have been learning about different materials and have been identifying objects made of these materials around their class.

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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.