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, Spanish, History, Geography, RE, Art, DT and Music. 

Our PE days are:

Cherry: Tuesday and Friday.

Elm: Monday and Thursday. 

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


Activities from the following books- I Want My Hat Back

                                                       Tiger Who Came to Tea


 Addition and Subtraction Within 20

Shapes and Patterns

Length and Height

Numbers to 40

Addition and Subtraction Word Problems


The Wider Curriculum in Year 1

This term our topics include:


  Spring 1-Materials

  Spring 2- Seasonal Changes


Spring 1- Filming a Recipe

Spring 2- Finding Images Online


  Spring 1-Kings and Queens


 Spring 2- Weather


 Spring 2- L.S Lowry


 Spring 1-Dance and Games

 Spring 2- Gymnastics and Games


 Spring 1- In the Groove

 Spring 2- Round and Round


 Spring 1- Special Books

 Spring 2- What did Jesus Teach Us?


  Spring 1- Dreams and Goals

  Spring 2- Healthy Me


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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