Year 1 2017 - 2018

Mrs Redmond

Mrs Foden

Miss Campbell

Mrs Tiffin



Year 1


We are very lucky to have a team of experienced staff who give the children a range of exciting hands on learning experiences. 

We aim to create a friendly, nurturing environment in which the children feel safe, secure and comfortable in expressing themselves. By encouraging and valuing the children's interests, we support them in exploring their own learning paths as they move through the year. We want to build on the children's natural curiosity and promote a lifelong love of learning.

Year 1 is a significant year at school as children move from the Early Learning Goals of Nursery and Reception to the National Curriculum. We are committed to making this transition as easy as possible.

In Maths, we continue to develop the children’s understanding of numbers, especially place value, and early calculation. This is achieved with an emphasis on learning through experience and use of games, problem-solving challenges and lots of hands on activities and equipment.

In Literacy we provide lots of opportunities for speaking and listening and role-play to support the children’s writing. The writing activities always relate to our topic and over the year, the children will explore writing in lots of different genres; labels and lists, instructions, poetry, recounts and narrative story writing.

Please feel free to email any photos of learning at home or news that you would like to share to

Spring term

 Happy New Year everyone! 

This term our topics are traditional tales and animals. Our teaching will have a cross- curricular approach; to tie into the topic were possible.

We have an exciting term planned and the children are enthusiastic and motivated about their new learning.

A table of the areas of learning for the Spring Term can be found in the download section of the class page.  We hope you will find this useful. This gives you a brief overview of what we are covering this term for all areas of the curriculum.


Homework begins this term!  The focus of the weekly homework task will be linked to either English, Maths or Topic work. The aim is to support children’s learning through having the opportunity to share activities with you and to continue to develop an effective home and school partnership.

Homework tasks will be given to pupils in a homework book on a Friday. The book will be due back at school the following Tuesday.

Some tasks will be open ended to enable parents and children to decide when the task is completed. At this early stage in children’s education our priority is fostering a love of learning. Thank you for your support.

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9.1.18  Year 1 were introduced to their year 5 'buddy'.

Today the children have met their Year 5 'buddies.'  The children were introduced and then spent time together sharing a story and talking.  The year 5 children made a postcard to introduce themselves, which they have taken home today.  Everyone was very excited!  It was wonderful to see them talking and sharing stories together. 

Several buddies will come down each day to play with the children at morning break time.  The children will all have their buddies on different days starting tomorrow! 



This week we are learning all about Cinderella in Literacy.  Today the children acted out parts of the story in groups, each taking a different role.  The photographs were added to a Spark Video and the children narrated their parts.  Check out the video below.



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Year 1: Gallery items

Christmas, by Miss Campbell

Year 1 Gallery, by Mrs Redmond

A Great Start to Year 1!, by Miss Campbell

Year 1: Calendar items

Parents' Appointments, by Miss Campbell

Non Uniform Day, by Miss Campbell

Family Grounds Day, by Miss Campbell

Belgrave Primary School, Five Ashes Road, Westminster Park, Chester CH4 7QS

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