Year 1 - Mrs Cranshaw / Mrs Wilson

Our Year 1 class is taught by Mrs Cranshaw on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and by Mrs Wilson on Thursday and Friday.

Welcome to Year 1

Welcome to the Year 1 where we will be sharing information and communicating with you about our learning in class. Our page will also include reminders, for example, trip dates and important events as well as celebrating some of the lovely things the children do each week.  

Summer Term 2017 

Our new theme for this term is ‘Where my wellies take me ' We will be getting our wellies on and investigating our surrounding area and using our great outdoor space.

Below is a guide to the things we will be focusing on after  half term, however things may change depending on children's learning.


Curriculum content


Week 1: Easter writing and Phonics review - Recount

Week 2: Explorers - Facts/ information

Week 3: Katie Morag  - Descriptions

Week 4- Katie Morag and her 2 grandmothers - comparisons

Week 5 Katie Morag helps deliver the mail - Letters

Week 6: Assessment / phonics review

Ongoing: Daily phonics plus regular reading and handwriting sessions


Week 1: Missing numbers / capacity

Week 2: Partitioning number to 100

Week 3:  Addition/subtraction bridging 10 through money

Week 4: Addition and subtraction bridging 20 2 digit numbers

Week 5:  Halves and quarters - quantities and shapes

Week 6:Weight /Assessment

Ongoing: problem solving activities and maths games


Week 1: Planting cress and sunflower seeds 

Week 2: growing in light and dark places

Week 3:  Plants from hot and cold places  

Week 4:  Deciduous /Evergreen

Week 5:  Plants - Life cycle

Week 6: Plants Assessment


Create a 3d model of the isle of Struay and design own tartan pattern


Designing an island on a plate


Look at the 7 Continents and 5 Oceans. The North and South Poles, Equator and human and physical features on a map.


Taking photo's Beebot map - Visiting the Continents


Music  - Scottish rhymes and music


Outdoors – targets/ throwing and catching . Indoor – Apparatus


Working together


The church and things that are special to us

Everyday we choose someone who has gone that extra mile whether it be in their work or as a class member. That child gets a special 'dip in the box' to keep and take home. They also get to sit on our very special throne the following day.

We also have a special golden frame just inside the classroom. This is for 'Work of the Week' which is there for all to see the amazing efforts from the children in their work.

We also have our own class dojo page where children are given dojo points for working hard, good teamwork, perseverance etc. We also post messages to the closed parent group on this which is great for keeping in contact and sharing current learning and photo's

The children also have Maths and English targets that they are working towards and when they get there they get a special reward. Parents also have a copy of these each half term if they want to help their children too. 

Additional Information
Alongside the 2 teachers in Year 1 we also have our lovely teaching assistant Miss Margeson every morning. We also have a few different adults who are there to support 1:1 children in year1.

Dates for your diary:

This Week's Homework
Reading - 10 minutes every day
Maths - Mymaths
/English - Phonics
Spellings - purple book -

Year 1 Information

The children will continue have a concentrated 20 minute phase 5 ‘phonics’ every morning to maintain their skills in reading and spelling new words.

Each week, each child will read in a guided reading session with their teacher learning different strategies to help with reading; their books will be changed during this session. Where possible children are also able to read individually to an adult to support and embed learning and development. Outside school it will help greatly if each child could read every night (for 5-10 minutes) and have a comment written in their reading diary. Also please can your child bring their reading books and diary every day and place them in the reading baskets in the classroom.

Maths is taught through a variety of practical and activities and the children are taught how to record their ideas and methods using different techniques. The are encouraged to explain their thoughts and develop their reasoning behind their answers or solutions  to help develop skills using different mathematical strategies they have been taught in class.

We are timetabled to have PE every Monday afternoon and Friday afternoon but please have both your indoor and outdoor PE kit in school every day as plans may change!  

Mrs Cranshaw and Mrs Wilson

Additional resources that may be helpful:
1. Phonics games

2. Mental maths games

 3. Year 1 Spellings and spelling patterns

Our curriculum for Year 1 in 2014/15 can be found here...
Mrs Cranshaw

Mrs Wilson



Richard Norris,
9 Nov 2015, 14:38