Year 1

In Year 1 we are looking forward to learning about toys and what their favourite toy is. We will look at what materials they are made from and how they are made. The children will look at a range of toys, including their own that they are allowed to bring in and look at and older toys on our trip to Bowes museum very soon. This will enable us to compare toys form the past to those in the present day.
Children will also look at how they have changed from being a baby and be able to compare themselves to the photographs that they bring in to school, this will help celebrate how we are all different but how we all belong to the same school.


In Year 1 PE will take place every Monday and some Friday’s, so please make sure PE kits are in school on these days. Children can keep their PE kits in school each day on their pegs. We look forward to getting to know all of them.

Our Curriculum 


In year 1 the children get two reading books every Monday and they are to be brought into school each day, so we can read with them in their reading groups. The books need to be handed in each Friday. We ask that you read with the children at least 3 times a week and sign in their reading record. 

The children who read get to put their names in a jar each day where they will have a chance to win a weekly prize from the lucky dip box. Children who read the most over the half term will get to choose a prize from Mrs Blackham

We are looking at lots of books linked to toys and teddy bears. 

The first book we are starting with is ‘Where’s my teddy?’ by Jez  Aldbrough.

Extra Bits


Children will all receive a homework grid which has 6 tasks for them to complete over the half term. We expect children to complete at least 4 of the tasks. Pop in and talk to one of the Year 1 team if you want to go through the grid.


Mount Pleasant Primary School​

Newton Lane


Co. Durham


Lingfield Education Trust DPO


Tel: 01325 244 950