Cradle Hill Community Primary School

Welcome to Year 1!

We are really excited to get started with our Year One learning journey! Please use this page to find out what the children will be learning about over the year.



Our school are following a phonics programme called 'Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised.' Please use the link below to support your child with their phonic knowledge:



Through years one to six we use Power Maths. This is a mastery approach to maths and a recommended scheme by the Department for Education (DfE).

Some children will bring home a Math Fact Fluency pack, if your child has one of these please practise this daily. 

Here are some useful links to websites to support your child with their maths knowledge at home: 




Autumn 1 All About Animals - Classifying animals, sketching animals, using oil pastels to create an animal picture based on the artist Henri Rousseau, identifying and naming animals body parts and exploring texts that feature animals ('Dear Zoo', 'Call Me Gorgeous', 'Monkey Puzzle', and 'Owl Babies'). 

Autumn 2 Toys - How Have Toys Changed? - Exploring old and new toys, sketching toys, exploring toy texts ('Dogger' and 'Old Bear') designing, making and evaluating our own moving vehicle.

Spring 1 Up, up and away - Which flight was the most significant? - Ordering planets, exploring space texts (Man on the Moon and Baboon on the Moon) and learning about Neil Armstrong and the Moon landing. 

Spring 2 Around and About - What is the geography of where I live? - learning about our local area, labelling countries in the United Kingdom. We also explore texts from other cultures. 

Summer 1 All About Plants - Planting seeds and watching them grow, designing a garden, labelling parts of plants and trees, and identifying plants and flowers.

Summer 2 Once Upon a Time  - Learning about traditional fairy tales, writing stories using adjectives and conjunctions. We learn about materials and their properties. Children are invited to come to school dressed as their favourite character for a fairy tale ball.


General Reminders

  • Please read daily with your child. Encourage them to sound out and blend words that they find tricky and ask questions to check their reading comprehension.
  • Please practise Lexia (if this applies to your child).
  • Please practise spellings weekly.
  • You can check out these websites: 


Year 1 Parent Booklet

Please click here for the Year 1 Parents Booklet Autumn 2022

Please click here for the Year 1 Parents Booklet Spring 2023 

PE Days

On your PE day please send children into school wearing their PE kits. They will not need to bring a change of clothes.

Starfish - Wednesday

Seahorses - Friday

Seadragons - Monday


Teacher's Email


Miss Osborne - 



Miss Timms - 



Miss Smart -