Welcome to Year 1 Dolphins

Mrs Harrison - Class Teacher

Miss Farrell - Teaching Assistant

Miss Lowe - Teaching Assistant



Welcome to our class webpage for Year 1 Dolphins. During the course of the year we will support the children and deliver a creative curriculum which is interesting, engaging and most of all fun! Through our webpage you can find out more about our learning over the course of the year and have access to our half termly newsletter. You can always find out more about what we have been doing by checking our Facebook feed or our class story on dojo.



Our Weekly Timetable


 Homework set








Spelling Test



Reading books will be changed weekly once your child has read in class. This could be a different day each week so please make sure they have their reading book in school every day. 


Spelling Shed - Spelling Shed - The Science of Spelling

Every Monday, spelling homework will be set via the online apps. The spellings are taken from the Year 1 curriculum and corresponds with what pupils have been learning in their phonics lessons. It is essential that pupils practise their spellings daily, via spelling shed, for the spelling test which takes place on a Friday.

NumBots | Welcome to the NumBlog!

Maths homework will follow Numbots, which is an online game. You child will be set challenges to complete each week. Year 1 is an important year with the Phonics screening. Reading daily and encouraging the children to write a sentence when completing their spelling homework will support them in their phonic knowledge.


Reading and Phonics

Reading forms an essential part of the Year 1 curriculum and phonics is a strategy used to help pupils develop their reading skills. All pupils in Year 1 will take part in a daily phonics lesson following the Rocket Phonics scheme. Below is some information about phonics for parents and some links to phonics games. Further information can be found on the school's phonics page

 What is phonics?

 Phonics guide for parents

 Phonics games 


Phonics Screening

Each child in year 1 will take part in the phonics screening test in June. The children will read 40 words with a familiar adult. Some of the word will be real words and some of them will be non-sense words. More information can be found by following the link below: 


Parents Guide to the Phonics Screening


Year 1 Curriculum 2023-24

Please take time to look at our curriculum content for this year:

 Long Term Plan 2023-24

 Geography Key Content and Knowledge

 History Key Content and Knowledge

 Science Key Content and Knowledge


 Autumn 1 Medium Term Plan

 Autumn 1 Science Knowledge Organiser

Autumn 1 Geography Knowledge Organiser

 Autumn 2 Medium Term Plan

 Autumn 2 Science Knowledge Organiser

 Autumn 2 History Knowledge Organiser


 Spring 1 Medium Term Plan

 Spring 1 Science Knowledge Organiser

 Spring 1 Geography Knowledge Organiser

 Spring 2 Medium Term Plan

 Spring 2 History Knowledge Organiser

 Spring 2 Science Knowledge Organiser


 Summer 1 Medium Term Plan - History Learning Challenge - Who has made a Difference to the World?

 Summer 1 Science Knowledge Organiser - Inventors 

 Summer 1 History Knowledge Organiser - Who has made a difference to the World?



 Summer 2 Medium Term Plan - Geography Learning Challenge - Why can't penguins live near the equator? 

 Summer 2 Science Knowledge Organiser - Animals including Humans 

 Summer 2 Geography Knowledge Organiser - Why can't penguins live near the equator? 



Boarshaw Primary Promise

This is what we aim for all our pupils to have experienced by the end of the year.

 Boarshaw Primary Promise 


Our Newsletters

Keep up-to-date with information about each term and find out what we are learning through our class newsletters.

 Autumn 1

 Autumn 2

 Spring 1

 Spring 2

 Summer 1

 Summer 2

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