Yew Tree Primary School

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Year One

Year One Year Group Page




We are very luck to have lots of wonderful staff working with us in Year One.



  • Ms Moore - 1A
  • Ms Jones - 1B
  • Ms Law - 1C


Support Staff:

  • Ms Hemming
  • Ms Dorham
  • Ms Snow
  • Ms Bownes
  • Ms Reed


Please ensure your child's PE kits is in school everyday. PE days this year are as follows:


1A - Mondays and Wednesdays

1B - Tuesdays and Thursdays

1C - Mondays and Wednesdays



At Yew Tree Primary, we use Boom Reader to record your child’s reading journey. By downloading the app, you can record the support that your child receives at home. Staff can see what children are reading at home and you can see what reading they are completing with teachers whilst at school. 

Boom Reader is free and easy to download and takes minutes to connect to the school and your child’s reading records. If you have more than one child at Yew Tree you can add them through the one app. All your children’s reading records are in one app and you can swap between the children’s records at the touch of button. 

Boom Reader Parent Set Up Guide 

If you need the school code or unique pupil code to connect, please dojo your child’s class teacher. Mrs Mclean is also available to support. 


Here at Yew Tree, our handwriting scheme is Kinetic Letters. During this year, we will spend lots of time practising our handwriting, ensuring letters are correctly formed and sitting on the line. We will also begin to work on writing simple sentences, using our Phonic skills to help. It will be important to practice using a capital letter to begin a sentence, spaces between words and a full stop to finish. 


Pupils will get introduced to some fundamental maths concepts and will start developing key maths skills. 

As children make their first steps into learning about mathematics, one of the key aims for year 1 is to help them become confident when identifying and representing numbers.

Pupils might sometimes see maths concepts as too difficult to understand. That’s why it’s important to build a strong foundation, which will help them perform better in the following school years.

The curriculum also aims to make sure children become fluent in the fundamental maths areas of study. This will be supported by consistent practice, so that pupils can develop their reasoning skills, too.

There are seven fundamental areas of study included in the maths curriculum. These are:

  • Number - Number and Place Value
  • Number - Addition and Subtraction
  • Number - Multiplication and Division
  • Number - Fractions
  • Measurement
  • Geometry - Properties of Shape
  • Geometry - Position and Direction


We have so many amazing Topics to look forward to this year! During Summer 1, our Topics will be Chop, Slice, Mash (D&T). We also have Street View (Art) and we will be starting our main Topic of Bright Lights, Big City (Geography).


This project teaches children about sources of food and the preparatory skills of peeling, tearing, slicing, chopping, mashing and grating. They use this knowledge and techniques to design and make a fruit salad according to specific design criteria.


This project teaches children about artwork depicting streets and buildings and focuses on the work of the American pop artist, James Rizzi. They create a 3-D mural based on Rizzi's work.


This project teaches children about the physical and human characteristics of the United Kingdom, including a detailed exploration of the characteristics and features of the capital city, London.

You can support your child with learning at home by spending time reading together and listening to them read daily. You could always visit the local library to choose some books together!


You can also help your child to learn to read and spell the Year 1 common exception words.  

Year 1 Common Exception Words  

We would encourage you to follow your children's interests and we would welcome any home projects if they want to learn and find out more about any of our in school Topics.


There are also lots of educational websites we subscribe to that children can access - see links below

  • Education CityLots of activities linked to Science, English and Maths the children can access
  • SumDogMaths based games which adapt and change questions to suit the level your child is at.



You can find the school contact details on the link below. Teachers can be contacted via dojo. If you not connected via dojo and would like to be, please talk to your child's class teacher.