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):

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



Year 1 homework will be uploaded weekly onto Class Dojos. 

It would be helpful if you and your child were logged onto Class Dojos, please speak to your class teacher for support if necassary. 

Spellling homework - Set on a Monday, practise daily ready for Friday spell Check. Please also log onto Spelling Shed.

Maths Homework  - Set on a Monday to be returned by Thursday.

Reading Homework  - Book bags sent home on a Monday, please return Friday. 

For more information please scroll down the page. 

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 Summer term is Friday. 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

Activities from the following books - 
Hansel and Gretel 
Room on the Broom
Claude at the beach
Lucy and Tom at the seaside 

Numbers to 100
Volume and Capacity

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

Summer 1 and 2 - Animals Including Humans. 

Summer 1 - Creating a Talking Book
Summer 2 - Filming a Recipe

Summer 1 - Seaside Holidays. 

Summer 2 - Holidays in the Past 

Summer 1 - Weaving

Summer 2 - Puppets

Summer 1 - Fundamental Games and Athletics
Summer 2 - Sports Day Activities and Fundamental Games. 

Summer 1 - Your Imagination
Summer 2  - Reflect, Rewind and Reload

Summer 1 - What do Hindu's Celebrate?
Summer 2 - What do Muslim's Celebrate?

Summer 1 - Relationships
Summer 2 - Changing Me

Summer 1 - Outdoor Toys
Summer 2 - The Seaside

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. Homework is set on Class Dojos. This will include Maths and Spellings.
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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