Chorley All Saints Church Of England Primary School And Nursery Unit

Love to Learn, Together with the Lord

Year 1


Welcome to Year 1!

Year 1 is an exciting year where the children will further develop their confidence and independence.

Our classroom environment is based on encouragement, fun, resilience, hard work and trust.

We have lots of exciting topics this year!

We value the support you give your children at home and by working as a team we will have a very successful year!


Class Teacher: Miss. G Partington

Teaching Assistant: Mrs. S Rutter 



In Year 1 we encourage the children to read every day. Studies show that children make more progress when they complete regular reading at home and in school. 

Reading books and diaries should be sent into school every day with your child, so that children can read to an adult in school. Reading books will be changed twice weekly, on a Tuesday and on a Friday


Author of the Half-Term

Every half-term, to further encourage the children's love of reading, we will be finding out about a new author and exploring several of their books. The children love to vote for a story at home time (choice of two, both written by our author of the term) and listen to the winning one!

Author of the half-term: Spring 1

Julia Donaldson 

 Author of the half-term: Spring 2

Beatrix Potter

Author of the half-term: Summer 1

Sue Hendra


P.E. this half-term is on a Thursday. It is essential that children come into school in their full P.E. kit on this day, in order to take part. Please ensure that children have removed earrings on these days and that long hair is tied up. 


Homework and Spellings

Your child will be assigned a homework task once a week, on a Monday via Seesaw. Please help your child to complete their weekly homework challenge and return by the date stated. Spellings will be given out on a Monday and will be tested on a Friday. Please help your child to practise their spellings, daily. Phonics and spelling are integral to your children's progress in Literacy. 



We use Seesaw to share our hard work and learning in the classroom. We also encourage parents to share their children's learning and experiences from home. If you are unable to access Seesaw or require your child's log in details again, please don't hesitate to get in touch.


Please find below a copy of our curriculum overview, yearly curriculum map and knowledge organisers. 


Year 1 Curriculum Overview


Year 1 Subject Curriculum Map


Knowledge Organisers

Autumn 2

Y1 Autumn 2- Science Knowledge Organiser (Animals)


Y1 Autumn 2- History Knowledge Organiser (The Gunpowder Plot and Guy Fawkes)


Y1 Autumn 2- Design Technology Knowledge Organiser (Food and Nutrition)


Spring 1

Y1 Spring 1- History Knowledge Organiser (The Great Fire of London)


Y1 Spring 1- Design Technology Knowledge Organiser (Mechanisms)


Y1 Spring 1- Science Knowledge Organiser (Animals Including Humans)


Y1 Spring 1- Science Knowledge Organiser (Plants)


Spring 2

Y1 Spring 2- Science Knowledge Organiser (Light and Astronomy)


Y1 Spring 2- Geography Knowledge Organiser (Our Local Area- Chorley)


Y1 Spring 2- Art Knowledge Organiser (Printing- Andy Warhol)


Summer 1

Y1 Summer 1- History Knowledge Organiser (Music from the past)


Y1 Summer 1- Science Knowledge Organiser (Everyday Materials)