Welcome to Jade Class - Year 1

Jade Class 2019 - 2020
Year 1
Welcome to our Year One class page. At St Day and Carharrack we SPARKLE...take a look at our learning, highlights and weekly blogs. 
What are we learning this term? 
Take a look at our curriculum overviews to dive into our yearly overview and termly topic focuses.
Autumn Term
Topic: The Spirit of Adventure
Who are the wild things? 
Spring Term
Topic: Florence Nightingale
What did she leave behind? 
Summer Term
Intended topic: Sun, Sea and Sand
What can you do to help? 
Due to unprecedented times, home learning will commence with a outdoor and environment focus. 
Useful links
Miss Peters is including lots of useful links every week. Here are some of my favourite ones. Which ones are you using to keep your brain active? Click on the name and it will take you straight there. 
Story books we love!
Year1 have a love of reading. Each week Miss Peters will add a link to an e-book you can access from home. 
Home learning
Take a look at our home learning whilst we are on our home holiday.
Support your child's learning at home 


Reading at home with your child is so important. It helps them to develop their learning in lots of areas. We expect you to hear your child read aloud every night. You may not always have time to read the whole book (we completely understand home life is busy – we are parents too) but just a few pages a day can increase your child’s confidence and get them into the routine of practising and applying their phonic knowledge.

Sometimes your child may want to read a book from home. As long as they are reading, that’s fantastic. Most children this age really love to read new and familiar stories as well as comic books and magazines. Please make sure you sign the Reading Diary otherwise we’ll assume that your child has not read to an adult at home.


In Year 1, as well as phonics, we learn a number of common exception words.


The end of year 1 expectation is to be able to;

  • count forwards and backwards to 100,
  • recognise 1 more/1 less,
  • recognise odd and even numbers,
  • count in 2, 5 and 10
  • and know their number bonds to 10 (pairs of numbers that make 10) and then to 20.

You can help your child in a variety of ways. The most powerful way will be through discrete and fun activities such as counting out the cutlery for dinner. Disguise the learning! Whilst in the car read a number from a number plate and ask your child to find 1 more and 1 less.

Most importantly…

Try to keep any home learning light, and don’t push it if they seem tired or reluctant. The most important thing is to talk with your child about their learning and enjoy seeing the enthusiasm on their face.