Year 1: Cherry and Elm 2020 - 2021









Welcome to Year 1

Miss Hinchcliffe is our teacher in Cherry class

Miss McBride is our teacher in Elm class

Mrs Kelly, Miss Buccieri and Miss Kearney work with us in Year 1

If you have any queries please get in touch here:

Miss Hinchcliffe (Cherry Class):

Miss McBride (Elm Class):

IMPORTANT NOTICE - Year 1 - Cherry Class isolation Thursday 12th November until 21st November. Cherry Class to return to school on Monday 23rd November.  Cherry Class staff will be in contact regarding home learning.  

For the rest of this week (Thursday 12th & Friday 13th November) choose some activities from the following to complete:
Please click on the links below to access the activities

Below is a suggested timetable for WB: 16th Novemeber for Cherry Class pupils at home isolating - your teacher will send you links and downloads for these next week.

Monday Handwriting
and Phonics
Maths RE

Storytime and
Spelling Shed


and Phonics

Maths History Storytime and
Spelling Shed
Wednesday Handwriting
and Phonics

PE with Joe Wicks

or Yoga

Storytime and
​​​​​​​Spelling Shed


and Phonics

Maths Science Storytime and
​​​​​​​Spelling Shed
Friday Handwriting
and Phonics
Maths PSHE - Odd Sock Day Storytime and
​​​​​​​Spelling Shed


In Year 1 at Pinehurst we Experience, Excel and Enjoy.

 Life in Year 1

The children in Year 1 are looking forward to a great year of learning. 

We have a focused session on Reading, Writing, Maths and Phonics each day. We also enjoy lots of opportunities to learn about Science, Computing, Spanish, History, Geography, RE, Art, DT and Music. 

*For the first few weeks of Autumn Term we will be focussing on PSHE, well-being and basic skills to ease the children back in to school life.*


Our PE day is Wednesday. Your child will need to come into school already in their PE kit. This consists of a yellow Pinehurst t-shirt, navy shorts and a pair of black pumps or trainers.

Our Curriculum 

At Pinehurst Primary School, we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that provides the children with opportunities to Experience, Excel and Enjoy. We aim to foster a lifelong love of learning, through delivery a twenty first century education. A cross-curricular approach to learning encourages the children to be independent, reflective learners and responsible citizens. We work closely with parents to support children’s learning. 

English and Maths skills that we will be developing in Year 1


Autumn 1

  • Beegu (Alexis Deacon)
  • The Bear & the Piano (David Litchfield)

Autumn 2

  • Major Glad, Major Dizzy (Jan Oke)
  • Traction Man (Minny Grey)


Autumn 1

-Numbers to 10

-Number bonds

-Addition within 10

Autumn 2

-Subtraction within 10
-Numbers to 20

The Wider Curriculum in Year 1

This term our topics include:

Autumn 1

Science – Seasonal Changes

Computing- Logging on and Passwords

Geography – Fieldwork (Home and School Grounds)

Art – Drawing (Making Marks and Self-portraits)

PE – Invasion Games and Dance

Music – Hey You! Children will also work with Resonate to do whole class composition and percussion.

RE – Our Wonderful World

PSHE- Being me in my world


Autumn 2

Science - Plants

Computing- Exploring Programmable Toys

History - Toys

DT – Moving Pictures (Slider and lever mechanisms)

PE - Gymnastics and Invasion Games

Music - Rhythm in the way we walk

RE - Why do Christians give gifts at Christmas?

PSHE - Celebrating difference (including Anti-Bullying)


Please see our Curriculum news at the bottom of the page for more information. 

It will be a busy and fun filled year of learning. 


How can I help and support my child at school? 

Please read with your child at home as much as you can and record their reading in the Home Reading Diary.  


Homework in Year 1 

At the moment homework will be given out on a Monday. It will be a list of spellings and handwriting.
Due to restrictions these sheets do not need to be returned to school.
Please can you help your child learn these spellings for a Friday spell check.





Home Reading



Home reading every day is important. Books need to be returned on Friday and a new book will be given out every Monday.
Please don’t forget to bring your book bag in every Friday, as due to restrictions, they need to be left in school over the weekend.

Please complete your child’s reading record every time they read at home and return this with their books. - Children are rewared with Class Dojos with reading at home. 
Please continue to support your child’s reading over the weekend, using any books you have at home.







 Please keep updated on Class Dojo for online learning, and class/year group updates. Each child has their own QR code login.

Any problems,please inform your class teacher. 




Remeber to log onto to practice your weekly spellings ready for spell check on Friday. 

You can find your login details inside your reading diary. Any problems, please inform your class teacher.  

Children are rewarded with Class Dojo's for using Spelling Shed at home. 




Blended Learning

Here are some websites to support your child's learning at home.

Additionally, there are some attachements at the bottom of our class page. 




English & Maths


All Subjects





  • (Find activities link to your half term topics.) 


  • - Find familiar places and routes to school/home. 



Speech, Language, Communication and Interaction

Social, Emotional and Mental Health

Sensory and/or physical needs

Self help and independence

Practical ideas to support your child 

  • Sharing books, reading with and to your child. 

  • Visiting places of interest, talking to your child about them, and encouraging them to ask questions. Places you may choose to visit: the library, country parks and local nature reserves, museums, etc. 

  • Making opportunities to play and work with others. 

  • Opportunities to be creative. 



To keep up to date with our learning journey don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @PinehurstP and our class pages @MissMcBride20 and @Misshinchcliff3

Please continue to share with us your tweets about your learning outside of school. 

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