Parochial C of E Primary School | Keppel Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire OL6 6NN
Tel: 0161 3436070 Email: Twitter: ParochialCofE

Proud member of the Forward as One Multi Academy Trust.

Growing Together in God

Wonderful Websites for home learning! - username and password provided on Tapestry, if you need this just let us know! - a great Maths game where children can work on number bonds, doubles and halves and mental addition and subtraction. You can access for other Maths games too! - username and password provided on Tapestry, if you need this just let us know! - another place you can access free e-books - a great website to keep up with what's happening in the world, you could research one aspect further and write about it! - For children working on gaining an understanding of numbers to 10, there are different episode you can watch and join in with!


Our Topic for our first half term is...

What's going on in Year 1?

How many dinosaurs can you name? How long did dinosaurs roam the Earth?                                           How did the Earth differ during the Mesozoic Era to now?                                     

This theme will build on from what has been learnt in Early Years. We will focus more on when the dinosaurs roamed Earth and how long for. We will use a variety of sources to learn about dinosaurs in more depth, think about what the world looked like in the Mesozoic Era and learn about different theories around the cause of extinction. 


In English, we will focus on the journey tale 'Daisy's Dino Egg'. This tale has been created to cover key Year 1 curriculum objectives and to build upon those already covered in Reception. Please see the story below to make you aware of the spelling, punctuation and grammar we will cover this half term.

We will use Talk4Writing games and activities to learn the story, innovate the story by changing aspects to make it our own and finally write our own story using the aspects we have learnt during the half term. 

To support your child at home, you can read the story with them and complete short bursts of writing focusing on saying the sentence they are going to write, fred talking using fred fingers and using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces accurately. 


This half term, we will focus on gaining an in depth understanding of numbers to 10. We will complete the following objectives following our brand new Power Maths program:

  • Numbers to 10
  • Part-whole within 10
  • Addition and subtraction within 10

To support your child at home you can continue to work on their number bonds to 5 and 10 (two numbers when added together give the total of 5 or 10). If your child has completed both these objectives they should work on bonds to 15 and 20. 

Religious Education


Our religious Education study this half term is Harvest.

The aim of this unit is to:

  • Raise awareness that we harvest food all around the world and that we usually have plenty but others do not.
  • To discuss what our response as Christians should be to help the need of others.

Key Questions 

  • Why do we celebrate Harvest festival?
  • Where does our food come from?
  • Which foods do you enjoy the most?
  • How can we help those who do not have a good harvest?
  • Why should we help those who do not have a good harvest?

Year 1 Expectations

By the end of the year, your child should have achieved the following objectives. Please ensure you read this document carefully as it will allow you to support your child at home with their home learning/homework. 

Maths - Uploaded to Tapestry on Monday due Friday.

English - Uploaded to Tapestry on Friday due Monday.

Reading books will be changed on Monday and must be returned on Friday (this is to isolate books due to Covid). 

It is essential for your child's progress that they read at home as often as possible.

Library books are changed on Monday

Please remember to pack your child's reading book in their book bag.  Lost or damaged books will result in a charge of £2.

Work for children who are isolating

Please use the websites below to support your child with their learning at home:   - (maths, reading and spelling) your child has been given an individual username, password and school-code. Please email if you require this.!/ (reading) (cross curricular)


This pack is available to download on

Below are some great practical ideas!

Last update: 2021-09-01