Year 1 Ash Class 2023 - 2024

Miss Swindells


Support staff: Mrs Crawford

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Miss Swindells Mrs Crawford

Curriculum Information for Summer 1


In English this half term, we will be exploring the story 'Cat, Bramble and Heron'.


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Cat, Bramble and Heron head off to find their fortune, but it doesn't quite go according to plan!

Geography: We will be investigating the question 'Where do our favourite animals live?'. We will be finding out about different animals and their habitats.

Maths: Power Maths Unit 11- Multiplication and Division, Unit 12- Fractions and Unit 13- Position and Direction.

Science: Animals including humans- in this topic we will be able to name characteristics of different classes of animals such as mammals, reptiles or fish, as well as comparing them.

DT- Sewing- We will be making our own puppets!

RE: Islam- We will be answering the question 'How and why are Allah and Muhammad (pbuh) important to Muslims?

Music: Charanga- Your Imagination

PE: Tennis and Athletics

PSHE: Keeping ourselves healthy

Computing: Moving a robot


Important Information for Summer 1


PE- Ash Class will have their PE sessions on Thursday.

PE Uniform: 

  • Team colour t-shirt
  • Plain black shorts
  • Black pumps for indoor PE
  • Trainers for outdoor PE
  • Tracksuits, sweatshirts and leggings can be worn for outdoor PE in colder weather 
  • Ear rings must be removed and long hair must be tied back


Reading Book Changes


It is expected that all children will read at home at least five times each week. This can be a mixture of reading with support from an adult and independent reading. It can be their home reader, a magazine, newspaper, library book, or any other book that your child would enjoy reading. All home reading should be recorded in home-school diaries, this can be as simple as individual date and signature and the book that has been read as well as comment about how your child has read.

All children at Whitby Heath read daily in class whether it be on a 1:1 basis or working within group. As a school, we aim for ‘Strive for Five’. Using our Dojo reward system to celebrate this achievement. As a result, parents will receive a notification of this via the Dojo app as well as children receiving a stamp in their Reading Record indicating their total number of reads each week. 

Each child has an allocated day that their book/s will be changed, linked to their house teams:

Donaldson- Monday

Seuss- Tuesday

Dahl- Wednesday

Rowling- Thursday

In school, we use children’s Reading Records to keep a record of what the children are reading rather than a dialogue between parents and school. We love to see parent comments about how they have got on if you have listened to them reading aloud or have asked them some questions about what they have read. We look forward to catching up with parents about children's reading progress in our parent’s evenings. 

Homework Information

Mathletics Tasks: Set every week

English homework will be set every week on Class Dojo.


Should parents need to contact the Year 1 team please send a direct message through ClassDojo. All communication from school will be shared in this way. 

Other useful websites for learning at home

  • Mathletics 


  • Newsround
A place for children to keep up with current events!

  • National Geographic Kids
A lovely website for children to learn more about animals, wildlife and the world around them.

  • BBC Bitesize
A place full of information that covers the range of the subjects and topics we study in school.


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