Year 1: Cherry and Elm 2019 - 2020

Welcome to Year 1

Miss Hinchcliffe is our teacher in Cherry class

Miss Kelly is our teacher in Elm class

Mrs Kelly and Miss Buccieri work with us in Year 1


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, French, History, Geography, RE, Art, DT and Music each week. 

Our PE  days are:

Cherry: Thursday and Friday.

Elm: Monday and Tuesday. 

Your  child will need a yellow Pinehurst t-shirt, navy shorts and a pair of pumps or trainers in school to take part.  

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


-Stories in familiar settings.


-Subtraction within 10
-Numbers to 20
-Addition and Subtraction Within 20

The Wider Curriculum in Year 1

This term our topics include:

Science - Seasonal Changes

History - Great Fire of London

Art - Autumnal Art

PE - Gymnastics and  Games

Music - Rhythm in the way we walk

RE - Why do Christians give gifts?

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 

Homework is set on a Monday and Tuesday and should be returned by the following day. 

Homework will include Reading regularly, Spellings, Maths and Handwriting 

Spelling Check will be on a Friday.   

Reading is encouraged daily and should be recorded in your child’s reading record book.  

Key Websites your child can use to support their learning in Year 1





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 

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

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