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Year 1 - Inspiring a love of learning in a supportive community.

Welcome back some of our lovely Year 1 children. It has been lovely to see some of the children back at school and adapting to the new way of Walker School. We have missed all of our amazing year 1’s and can’t wait to see you all. We have been speaking about all our other friends that are home schooling and we are all looking forward to welcoming you all back soon hopefully

Dear Year 1, 

We hope you've had a lovely half term in the sun with your families. We look forward to welcoming some of you back tomorrow. 


Below is this weeks timetable and learning resources, remember do as much of it as you can and try your best!  


Take care and stay safe. 

Year 1 team 



Summer 2 Week 1 timetable

Dear Year 1,

Half term is here! 

We want to say a big well done to you all for all the fantastic work you have done this term, it has been lovely to see so much amazing work. 


It was really great to speak to you on the phone and hear all the fun things you have been up to.


For half term, we want you to have more fun with your families and to continue playing and reading. If you have time look through the slides about 'Feelings' and discuss how the children in the stories might be feeling. Use the vocabulary card to help you. 


Have a fantastic half term, 


Year 1 team smiley

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A big Happy Birthday to these children celebrating their birthday in May:

Isra, Abigel, Rose and Rayhan. 

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme is kindness.  


Below are a couple of fun activities that are age appropriate from reception to year 6.


As another act of kindness why not get your child to write a letter or send a card to our local care home, Southgate Beaumont Care Home. 


Iva Gogeva

15 Cannon Hill,

Old Southgate,


N14 7DJ


Stay Safe

Mrs Adem

Hello Year 1


You have completed another week of home learning - Well done childrensmiley The timetable for next week is below and includes a revision week for Numeracy. These  concepts have been taught before so each day there is a different area being covered. As always do as much of the timetable as you can, focusing on phonics and reading. We have added a link to Oxford reading tree books so you can access these online with your child. It is Mental health awareness week, so we have included some relevant activities  on the weekly plan. We hope that you have been enjoying the outdoors too! Parents we hope that you've enjoyed cosmic kids and Just dance as much as the children have. Parents keep going you are all doing a great job. We look forward to seeing you soon. Take good care of yourselves.


Year 1 Team





Timetable Week beginning 25.5.20

Dear Year 1,


You have finished another week of the Summer term so that makes you all Walker stars. Well done!smileyWe hope that you are enjoying the work set and watching the videos. The timetable  is detailed so parents do what you can from it and children remember try your best. It also includes challenge activities that are optional so please do not worry if you child is unable to complete.  Our focus is phonics and reading so try to do this daily. 

It was lovely to speak with  many of you over the phone and hear the children's voices. Parents you are doing a great job.Thank you again for your continued support at this time and have a wonderful weekend.


Take care 

Year 1 Team


Home learning - Week 6 Timetable

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Dear Parents


We would like to thank you all for your hard work and continued support with the home learning. You are really doing a brilliant job and we are lucky to have parents like you.Remember to take time out to do fun activities with your child. We wish you a wonderful and restful bank holiday next Friday and look forward to seeing all those smiling faces again.


Year 1 Team

Home learning week 5

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We have missed some Birthdays since we have been away! We hope you had an awesome time celebrating with your families. We would like to wish these children a Happy 6th Birthday. 

March - Samuel. H, Nikita 

April - Sokol, Samuel. M, Kayan, Charlie, Izzy

Here is a document containing the maths vocabulary that children in Year 1 should know by the end of the year.

Dear Year 1

We hope you are well and enjoying the sunshine. 

Below is your new home learning timetable and resources for the week commencing 27/04/20. Mymaths homework has been set, please try to complete any tasks that are overdue. Remember to always try your hardest and have fun!


We miss you all lots and hope to see you soon.


Year 1 team. 

Home learning week 4

Real and nonsense words

Some examples of your amazing Viking Longboats.

With home learning taking place we understand that you will be using many digital devices. Please talk about the importance of e-safety with your child. Here are slides to support this.

Dear Parents/Carers, 


We hope you are all safe and well and have had a lovely Easter break.

We are sure it wasn't your usual Easter but hopefully you all managed to enjoy your time with your families at home.

Please find the timetable below for Year 1's Week 3 of Home Learning, with lots of resources to support your learning. You can either download them or copy them out, it is entirely up to you. 


We look forward to seeing you all soon hopefully and hope you enjoy this weeks learning.


We miss you all lots 

Stay safe and happy


The Year One Team smiley

Dear Families


We hope you are all well and keeping safe, we miss you all very much! 

It has been lovely seeing photos and videos of your wonderful work, thank you. It looks like Mummies and Daddies are doing a great job being teachers yes


Year 1's History topic for next half term is Travel and Transport. During your Easter break we would like you to research early transport, particularly Viking Longboats. Please have a look through the Powerpoint on the class page and have a go at making your own Viking Longboat. You can use the template provided or do your own. We have provided you with some examples to help. 


Please remember to keep up with your daily reading. We will also be adding some Mymaths work for you to complete in your own time. Remember there are lots of ideas across other year groups pages if you would like a further challenge. 


Spellings: please go to the spelling frame website (link below) and select year 1, then select a spelling rule to practise (start at rule 1). 


Have a lovely Easter and stay safe. 

Year 1 team. 



Here is a book we thought you might like to share with your child. It will help you to explain what is happening in the world at the moment and hopefully answer any questions they may have or make them feel a bit less anxious. Stay safe, look after each other and please tell your children that their teachers miss them.

Dear Parents/Carers


The timetable for the  last week of the Spring term -week beginning 30.03.20 is below. To support your child's learning, we have included printable worksheets that can be used alongside the links listed. There is daily Phonics, Literacy, Numeracy and topic activities for your child to complete. Please continue with reading every day and record in the red Reading Diary. Also, remember to exercise daily!


Thank you for your continuing support and involvement in your child's learning.

Year 1 Team



Week 2 Timetable

Dear Year 1,


Below you will find your home learning timetable for week 1.  Keep checking the class page regularly for updates of home learning and new timetables. Please write the title of any books that you read in your red Reading Diaries as it is important to keep a record of what you read. 


Remember to do what you can from the timetable, in any order that suits you. But, also enjoy doing all the activities you love to do as well, for example, play with your toys, complete puzzles, sing, dance and have fun!


Should you need to contact any of us then please do so via the school office email.

Keep safe and healthy.

We hope to see you soon!


The Year 1 team. 

Spellings for week beginning 16th March 2020







Week beginning 16.03.20


This week the children will be learning about addition and subtraction. This includes reading and writing number sentences and finding subtraction facts from addition number sentences to 20. Number bonds to 10 reinforced with bonds to 20 being investigated.   



The focus this week is poetry where the children will listen to and recite poems about names.  The children will also be finding out about rhyming couplets and working together to create their own rhyming couplets using their names. 

Temple Trip

Unfortunately the temple has had to cancel our trip planned for Tuesday 10th March after taking advice from Public Health England.  We will keep you posted on this matter when we find out more information.

Thank you for your cooperation 

The Year One Team


Holi Festival

As part of R.E, Year 1 will be celebrating Holi next week. Part of this will involve throwing colourful powder paint on each other. Please send in old, unwanted clothes for your child to wear to take part in the celebration. 

Thank you for your support.

The Year One Team  


focusing on 'oe ' and 'th' sounds












World Book Day 2020

Wormy Spaghetti - The children had lots of fun making their own disgusting spaghetti and role played the wormy spaghetti scene from The Twits.

Week Beginning 09.03.20


In Numeracy the children will be learning about measurement. They will describe,compare and record lengths and heights. Furthermore,they will use non standard measures and rulers to measure a variety of objects found in the classroom.


In Literacy the children will be focusing on the book called 'The Koala who could '. We will be linking these lessons with PSHE and discussing our fears and how we can overcome them. The children will also be using adjectives to write a character description of Kevin the Koala. 

Dear Parents/Carers,

This week is World Book Day and Year 1 will be looking at Roald Dahl's book The Twits. We have many activities planned including making their own wormy spaghetti! Children are welcomed to come to school dressed up as their favourite book character on Friday. 


Thank you,

Year 1 team 

Spellings for week beginning 10.2.20

R.E: Learning about Islam


We were very lucky to have two fantastic parent volunteers come in and give Year 1 an introductory to Islam by showing the children Islamic artefacts and teaching them about Muslim beliefs. The children were really engaged and enjoyed trying on the hijab and kufi hat while listening to some Muslim prayers. 

Thank you to our wonderful parent volunteers, who have been doing a great job reading with the children.

Spellings for week commencing 3.2.20


This weeks learning:  

Literacy: the children explored Acrostic Poems. They used a dictionary to find interesting words for each letter of their name and used them to write an acrostic poem using their own name. 


Numeracy: in numeracy this week, the children have been practising counting in 2's, 5's and 10's and using this to solve word problems. 


There is NO MyMaths homework this weekend but please support your children by chanting counting up in 2's, 5's and 10's. 


This weeks topic was D&T, the children had fun playing and looking at different playground equipment. They have started to design their own piece of equipment and will continue this and make their design using different materials next week. 


HOMEWORK: this weeks homework has been sent home in book bags. The children need to find out information about their name, including the meaning, the origin, etc. This is to support them with their new topic R.E, that we will be starting later on in the week.  


Thank you for your continued support. 


Year 1 team. 

Dear Parents/Carers

In Literacy this week the children have been reading and writing poems using their five senses. They enjoyed going on a walk around the playground and then writing a descriptive poem about what they could hear, see, feel and smell. 


In Numeracy the children have been looking at addition sums and word problems using bar modelling. Homework has been set on MyMaths. 


Our topic this week is Science. The children have been looking at everyday materials and their properties. They tested different materials to see if they were bendy, waterproof, absorbent and transparent. 


Thank you for your continued support.


The Year One Team

Spellings for Week Beginning 27.01.20

Dear Parents/Carers, 


In Literacy this week the children have been learning about imperative verbs (Bossy Words) for instruction writing. They had great fun following instructions on how to make a paper aeroplane and also loved making a trifle by using imperative verbs. Take a look at the photos below.


In Numeracy this week the children have been working on recognising coins, ordering coins and making given amounts by using a range of coins. Please continue to help your child consolidate their learning on money and making different amounts at home. 


Our Topic this week is History. We have been learning lots about the Astronauts; Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Yuri Gagarin, Valentina Tereshkova, Laika the dog, Albert the monkey and more recent Tim Peake. The children enjoyed learning about the Space Race and watching videos on Tim Peake eating and drinking in Space. Please take a look on the internet to find more interesting videos for your child, as they thoroughly enjoyed watching what happens in Space with no gravity. 


Thank you for your continued support 


The Year One Team

Imperative Verbs for following instructions

Spellings for week beginning 20.1.20

Welcome back and Happy New Year to all our families.


We would like to begin by saying a massive thank you for all your generous gifts at the end of the year, they were all very much appreciated. angel


We have started 2020 with a bang and have already had such a fun and busy week!


In Literacy this week the children wrote about their Christmas holidays and worked with partners to complete reading comprehensions. 

Next week they will be following instructions and using imperative verbs (bossy verbs) to write how to make a paper aeroplane and a trifle. 


In Numeracy this week the children have been learning about place value and working on tens and ones. 

Next week they will be working on money and making different amounts using a range of coins. 


Our topic this week was Music. The children loved singing songs and listening to different types of music, such as; pop, soul, blues, latin and bandra. They especially enjoyed listening to Ricky Martin 'Livin' la vida loca' and dancing to the theme tune  'Jai ho' from slumdog millionaire. 


There is NO Mymaths homework this week, a paper copy has been sent home. 

Your child has been given a sentence book to go along with their spelling book. They must choose 5 words from their spelling list and put these words into a sentence. Only 5 sentences needed, no more. Books must be returned on Thursday along with their spelling books.


Have a great weekend.


The Year One Team

Spellings for week beginning 13.01.20

Year 1's weekly readers. We would like to thanks our parents who take time out of their busy schedules to come and read with the children. They get so excited to read with you all. Thank you!

Happy New Year. We look forward to lots of fun learning this term. Please see our Curriculum Newsletter for Spring Term!

Christmas Party Food List - Tuesday 17th December

Dear Parents/Carers,
Please support us in our journey on becoming an 'Eco Friendly School' by providing your child with a named, reusable bottle of water for our trip to the pantomime on Monday 16th December.
Thank you for your support
Mrs Adem (PSHE Lead)


Dear Parents/Carers,


This week in Literacy we have been reading the book, 'Polar Express.' The children have been using adjectives to describe what they would see and how they would feel if they looked out of The Polar Express window in the North Pole. 

We will continue our Polar Express learning next week and we look forward to our celebration Day on Friday 13th, when all the children will come into school wearing their pyjamas (no slippers)


This week in Numeracy we have continued to work on telling the time and working on word problems including time. 


As we approach Christmas our days at school will become busy with lots of fun activities. 

We thought it would make it easier for you to know what the children will be doing on these days. Please see below a list of important dates for your diary.


Monday 9th December - Children to bring in a small teddy/doll that means a lot to them, for our Literacy lesson.

Wednesday 11th December - Church Service at 9.30 am

Thursday 12th December - School trip to Christ Church, Cockfosters (waterproof jackets needed)

Friday 13th December - Polar Express Day (PJ's worn to school)

Monday 16th December - Nativity Dress Rehearsal to school am

                                         - School Trip to Millfield Theatre (Pantomime) pm

Tuesday 17th December - Nativity Show to Reception classes & 1 Yr.2 class parents am

                                           - Christmas Party pm

Wednesday 18th December - Nativity Show to Year 1 parents & 1 Yr.2 class parents am

Thursday 19th December - End of Term (TOY DAY). School finishes at 2pm


Please see your class teacher if you have any questions. 

A separate letter will be sent home regarding the Children's Christmas Party 


The Year One Team


Spellings for the week beginning 9/12/19



There is NO Mymaths this week. 

In class on Friday the children made their own clocks, we would like them to practice telling the time using O'Clock and Half Past. Please give your child some different times for them to make to consolidate their learning on telling the time. 

The children have been given their lines to learn for our Nativity Show. Please help your child learn these.


Thank You 

The Year One Team

Spellings week beginning 2/12/19

This week in Literacy the children have been reading 'The Jolly Postman'. They have been looking at the format of letters and wrote their own letters to some special people wink. The children were very excited to walk to the postbox to post their letters. 

A big thank you to 1AM's parent reader, Laura (Izzy's mummy). We really appreciate the time that you give and the children love the opportunity to read to someone new. We look forward to welcoming our next volunteer next Thursday.

A big thank you to 1AM's parent reader, Laura (Izzy's mummy). We really appreciate the time that you give and the children love the opportunity to read to someone new. We look forward to welcoming our next volunteer next Thursday.  1

Science - as part of our Science topic 'Animals', the children have been learning about the different animal groups and got the chance to label parts of a real fish!

This week in Literacy we have continued our learning on poetry and have looked at different poems from around the world. The children have been working hard on rehearsing poems and performing them to the class. We have seen great performances and good team work! 

Next week we will be focusing on writing letters for different purposes, such as formal, informal and invitations.


This week in Numeracy the children have been working on the days of the week and the months of the year. They have been ordering the days and months correctly and have been working out that if today is Friday, yesterday was Thursday and tomorrow will be Saturday.  Please continue to go over these with your child to help consolidate their learning. 

Next week we will be working on telling the time! 


Our Topic this week is Science. The children have been learning and comparing different groups of Animals by looking at their features. They have also learnt the difference between Carnivores, Omnivores and Herbivores. 

There will be lots of photos to follow our work!

Next week we will be continuing our learning about Animals. 


Thank you 

The Year One Team

Thank you to 1A's parent helper, Chirine (Tala's Mummy) for our first paired reading session. She really helped to inspire the children's love for books and stories. The children she read with thoroughly enjoyed their reading session. We look forward to welcoming more parents in the coming weeks.

Thank you for your continued support

The Year One Team blush

Spellings for the week beginning 25.11.19

This weeks numeracy homework on subtraction has been sent home on a worksheet. 


We have given a timetable of the dates for Year 1's new paired reading program, which we hope to start this Thursday, to class reps. We request that the volunteers stay for at least half an hour but we would appreciate longer if possible. 


Any further questions, please ask. 


Thank you for your continued support. 

They children had a great time during their Victorian Day (they were told not to smile for the photos). They had a go at Victorian handwriting using a chalk and black paper. They went in the playground for some drill exercises, followed by a hand and face inspection. In the afternoon, the children painted a leaf using a feather and enjoyed eating Victoria Sponge cake. Thank you for all your effort with their outfits, they really looked great! 


Year 1

This year the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child has its 30th birthday. We think this is worth celebrating! We want to find out what life was like before the CRC was adopted by the UN in 1989. You will do this by talking to people that you already know who may have been children or even adults in 1989, such as your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles or other trusted people in your community. Mrs Adem has put some prompt questions below to help you. You must interview a chosen adult and then bring your answers back to school by Monday 25th November. You can present your work anyway you choose to, such as; making a poster, PPT presentation, photographs, video or just written question and answers. We look forward to sharing your work with the rest of the class and the school.

Dear Parents/Carers,


It was lovely seeing you all at Parents Evening and at our Lego Stem Celebration this week.


This weeks learning:


In Literacy - The children have been looking at descriptive poetry based on the story 'Sparks in the Sky.' They enjoyed working in partners to create their own poems relating to 'Bonfire Night' and using adjectives to describe their senses and onomatopoeia for effect. 


In Numeracy - The children have been using a number line to solve addition number sentences and also working out missing numbers from an addition number sentence. 


Topic - History. The children have loved looking at photos of Southgate and Cherry Tree from the past. They have been comparing how Southgate used to look to how it looks now. We look forward to continuing our History work next week and celebrating our learning on Friday with our very own Victorian School Day. 


The Year One Team

Spellings week beginning 11/11/19


Friday 8th November


This weeks homework includes:

  • Researching about Victorian children and their jobs, can this please be completed and handed in on Monday 11th November.
  • Mymaths has been set online, to be completed for Wednesday 13th November. 
  • New spellings have been sent home. Your child will be tested on the new words every Friday, but we ask for their books to be returned on Thursday. 


Thank you for your continued support. 


Year 1 team. 

Tuesday 5th November


Dear Parents

Over the next couple of weeks in History, Year 1 will be learning about The Victorians. To support them with their learning please help your child to research some of the jobs that Victorian children had to do and then complete the worksheet that has been sent home and return on Monday 11th November.


To celebrate their learning on Friday 15th November we will be having a Victorian Day in school. On this day your child is welcomed to come to school dressed as a Victorian child.

If you have questions please ask.

Thank you

Year 1 team.                                           

           First Lego League STEM project Celebration Event Wednesday 6th November

The Danish Lego Team will be visiting Y1 Scientists to take publicity photos  when we showcase our work.

Families are invited to this event Wednesday November 6th

1.15-2pm 1A

2.15-3pm  1AM

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This week in Literacy the children have been using adjectives to describe a witch for our focus on Halloween. They had great fun creating a wanted poster for their own witches and using amazing adjectives to describe them.


In Numeracy the children have been working on missing numbers using a 100 square and have been counting forwards and backwards in 1's, 2's, 10's and 5's.


Our Topic focus this week is Art. The children have been sketching different parts of their face to create a self-portrait. 


Phonics - This week we have been learning the Phase 5 diagraphs, 'oy' and 'ir'. 


We look forward to seeing you all next week at Parents Evening.


The Year One Team

Spellings for the week beginning 4/11/19

1A's Parents Evening time slots for Tuesday 5th and Thursday 7th Novermber.

1AM's Parents Evening time slots for Tuesday 5th and Thursday 7th Novermber.

After Half Term.

When we return to school, Year 1 will be in the Temporary Building.  We are looking forward to our new home! The children have been shown where their new classrooms are and have been given a talk about using the stairs safely.  As we have drinking water in the classrooms, we would like the children to bring in water bottles and these can be refilled during the day.  At the end of the day, we will bring the children out into the playground and stand in our class groups ready to dismiss them.  Please talk to you children about ensuring they stay with their teacher until their name is called.  It is important that they do not run to whoever is collecting them, without their teacher knowing.  Thank you for your continued support.

 Half term homework


The children have had a fantastic first half term and have settled well with the routine and structure of Year 1. We have sent home their first set of spellings, we will test them on Friday 1st November, their result will determine how many spellings they will continue to get. This week your child had a lesson on E-safety, to support their learning we have asked the children to send an email to the school office, telling us about something they have done during the half term holiday. Also, we have sent a phonics sheet to continue to practise sounding and blending words.


We hope you have a great half term smiley.  

Week beginning 7th October.


In Literacy the children have been using the book, 'Whatever Next'. They have been using adjectives to describe Baby Bear and they have also been using their homework to share lots of interesting facts about the planet, Saturn. The children will continue with the story next week, where they will be focusing on story structure and re-telling the story using time-connectives, punctuation, finger spaces and adjectives.


In Numeracy the children have been working on Number Bonds to 10 and learning to recall them quickly and independently. 


Topic - Our topic for the next two weeks is the amazing 'Lego Stem Project'. The children will be working in teams to become engineers to design and construct a range of buildings, bridges and sculptures. 


Peace & Justice Week - The children had a wonderful time during their workshop on Friday. They sang, listened to cultural stories and took part in a story whilst drumming altogether. Please take a look at the photos!

This week in Literacy we have been reading the book, 'The Three Billy Goat's Gruff' to help us focus on story structure. The children have been using adjectives, finger spaces, capital letters and full stops to retell their favourite part of the story. 


In Numeracy we have been focusing on subtration. The children have been writing number sentences and using number lines to jump backwards to find the correct answers. 


Our topic this week was Science. The children became 'sense detectives' to help Ella track down her missing teddy. They used their senses to smell, touch, hear, look and taste different objects to help them identify the correct teddy in the lost and found shop. Lots of fun and laughter was had in these lessons! 


There is NO Mymaths homework this week. Instead we ask that all children research the planet, Saturn. They will be using their research to help them in their Literacy lessons next week.


Thank you 

The Year One Team angel

This week in Literacy the children continued their work on poetry and focused on the nonsense poem by Spike Milligan, Ning Nang Nong. They had great fun creating their own verse of the poem. In Numeracy the children have been working on adding and subtracting 1 more and 1 less than a given number. Our topic this week was RE, the children were learning about the Christian festival, Harvest. As a class each child brought in a piece of fruit and then enjoyed sharing a fruit salad together.

This week in Literacy the children have been focusing on rhyming words. 

They worked together to think of words that rhyme and had lots of fun creating a class poem!

In Numeracy the children have been using Numicon to solve addition problems and have been ordering numbers by counting backwards.


Please could all children bring in a piece of fruit for our RE lesson on Wednesday. The children will be learning about the importance of Harvest and will be making a class fruit salad to share. 


Please remember that reading books must be in school every Wednesday so new books can be sent home the same day.


This week Numeracy homework was sent out as paper copies. The children will be bringing home their MyMaths login details tomorrow, please check book bags. There is a link on the class page to help you set this up. If you need further assistance please see your class teacher.


The Year One Team angel


Curriculum Newsletter - Autumn Term

Dear Parents/Carers, 


It was lovely to meet you all this evening at 'Meet the Teacher'. 


As promised please find below all the requested information, should you require anything else please speak to your class teacher.


We look forward to working with you to support your children through their journey in Year One.


The Year One Team wink

Important Dates

Meet The Teacher 2019 PPT

Dear Parent/Carers, Welcome to Year One! We are looking forward to getting to know you all and working together this academic year. We had a lovely first few days in Year One with your children. They enjoyed adapting to their new routines and finding their way around the classroom. Please look through the photos to see how happy your children are and how quickly they have settled in their new classes. We look forward to seeing you all on Monday 9th September at 6.30pm at 'Meet The Teacher'. The Year One Team :-)

Phonics Screening Information

Please help your child to learn Phase 2 to Phase 5 Tricky Words!