Year 1: Cherry and Elm 2021 - 2022



Welcome to Year 1

Mrs Boyd is our teacher in Cherry class

Miss McBride is our teacher in Elm class

Miss Rackham, Miss Wade, Mrs Henderson and Mrs Welsh work with us in Year 1

If you have any queries please get in touch here:

Mrs Boyd (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 Dojo. download(1).png

It would be helpful if you and your child were logged onto Class Dojo.

Spellling homework - Set on a Wednesday, practise daily to support children's independent writing. 

Maths Homework  - Set on a Wednesday to be returned by the following Tuesday

Reading Homework  - Book bags sent home on a Monday and Thursday. Please bring book bags to school on both of these days.

For more information please scroll down the page. 


ElmTree Dojo link: 

Cherry Tree Dojo link: 

Please contact your child's class teacher if you are having difficulty accessing Class Dojo.


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 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 - 
We're All Wonders
The Lion Inside
I Want My Hat Back

Addition and Subtraction within 20
Shapes and Patterns
Length and Height
Number and Place Value to 40
Addition and Subtraction Word Problems 

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

Science: Everyday Materials and Plants

Computing: Information Technology - Digital Art and  Creating a talking back

Geography: Seasonal Changes in the United Kingdom 

History: Houses and Homes 

Art: Paintings - Wassily Kandinsky

DT: Cooking and Nutrition - Sensational Salads 

PE: Athletics and Dance 

Music: In the Groove and Round and round

RE: How and why do we celebrate special and sacred times? 

PSHE: Dreams and Goals and Healthy me

MFL: The World Around Us and 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 

Homework will be given out on a Wednesday. Homework is set on Class Dojos. This will include Maths and Spellings.
Please can you help your child learn these spellings to support their independent writing. 

Home Reading

Home reading every day is important. Books need to be returned on Monday and a Thursday. 
New books will be given out on these days. 
Please don’t forget to bring your book bag in every Monday and Thursday.
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 or through Oxford Owl e-library.


 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. 


Blended 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.

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

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