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 - Pinehurst Primary School pupils will be working remotely until Friday 5th March. 
Key Worker and Vulnerable children have been informed that they have a space allocated in school this week. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Remote learning will be added to Class Dojo, please check daily for news updates and work. 

Children will return to school Monday 8th March. 

Below is a suggested timetable.


and Phonics


RE and Computing

Storytime and Spelling Shed


and Phonics

Maths PE and PSHE Storytime and Spelling Shed
Wednesday Shared Reading
and Phonics

Geography and DT

Storytime and Spelling Shed
Thursday Shared Reading
and Phonics

Spanish and Science

Storytime and Spelling Shed
Friday Shared Reading
and Phonics
Maths Music and PE 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. 


Our PE day for Spring term is Tuesday. 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


We will be having a big focus on our phonics through RWI which will enable us to - 
- Form our letters and hold a sentence. 
- Hear and say the inital sounds in words. 
- Segment the sounds in simple words and blend.
- Link sounds to letters. 
- Begin to read words and simple sentences. 
- Form a simple sentence using captial letters, spaces and full stops.
- be able to re-read our work. 

We will also be looking at good quality texts during Shared Reading which will include:
-Non- Fiction
- Instructions
- Lists


Spring 1
-Numbers to 20
- Addition and Subtraction within 20
- Shapes and Patterns. 

-  Length and Height

Spring 2
-    Number to 40
-    Addition and Subtraction Word Problems

The Wider Curriculum in Year 1
This term our topics include:

Spring 1
Science – Everyday Materials
Computing - Exploring Programmable Toys
Geography – Seasonal Changes Focus on the UK
Art – Painting (Wassily Kandinsky – Focus on Primary and Secondary Colours)
PE – Gymnastics/Dance
Music – In the Groove
RE – What did Jesus Teach us?
PSHE- Dreams and Goals
MFL – The World Around us

Spring 2
Science - Plants
Computing – Digital drawings 
History – Houses and Homes (Change over time)
DT – Cooking & Nutrition – Sensational Sald
PE – Athletics/Fitness
Music – Round and Round
RE – Special Books
PSHE – Healthy Me
MFL – Animals and Home Environment 


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. 



Home/Remote Learning

Below are 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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