St Lawrence


'Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their life.' (Proverbs 22:6)


Year 1

Class Teacher

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Hain

Mrs Draper

We have quite an adventure ahead of us this year, so let’s jump right in as a team! There is lots to learn and lots of fun to be had along the way.

Our Topic is 'Bright Lights, Big City '

Our Bright Lights, Big City topic will be kick started with a royal afternoon tea. Through the topic they will learn about the countries that make up the United Kingdom, including their location, capital cities and some of their physical and human features. They will have the opportunity to do map work, using positional and directional language to plan routes around London. They will research the cause and impact of the Great Fire of London and look at some famous London landmarks. They will learn about other capital cities around the world, including Kuala Lumpur, and compare how they are similar and different to London.

This topic has a geographical focus and we are excited for all of the learning opportunities it will bring.

Bright Lights, Big City Knowledge Organiser

Long Term Plan Half Term Plan Timetable 


Homework - Homework will be set every Tuesday and needs to be completed by the following Monday.

Reading - Reading is incredibly important and we would like each child to bring with them their books and yellow reading record each day in their folder.

Your child will take two different types of book home:

  • Little Wandle Phonics book – this book will come home with your child on Friday, after completing their reading groups throughout the week, and is to be returned on Monday.
  • Sharing book – this book will stay with your child for the whole week. It has been chosen by them and should be enjoyed together.

Year 1 Suggested Reading list

English - Every week there will be English homework will be stuck into a book to be completed.

Maths - Maths homework will be work set on

Spellings - Spelling words are given out on a Tuesday and should be practiced at home for a quiz the following Monday.

autumn 2 additional homework.pdf


Each week we have 2 PE lessons and these will take place on Tuesdays and Thursday. Please make sure your child wears their PE kit to school on these days. Please make sure all earrings are removed and your child is not wearing trainers with laces. We also take part in the Daily Mile on non PE days.