Year 1 2020 - 2021

Mrs Seaward

I have worked in Westminster for many years now and have taught all age groups. I am also a teacher Governor within our school. My favourite subject to teach is Maths but it was never my favourite when I was a child.
I am a mum of a little girl who is 6, we love reading together, going on our bikes, walking in our local area of North Wales and going in our caravan.

Mrs Davenport

I have worked at Westminster Community Primary School since qualifying as a teacher in 2010 and have experience of teaching in years 1-6.

Alongside my teaching role, I am also the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo) - a role which I greatly enjoy and enables me to work with children and families across the school as well as working with a range of outside agencies.

Please feel free to come and speak to me before or after school if there is anything you would like to ask or discuss.

Miss Coombes

I have been working at Westminster Primary since 2014 during this time I have worked in Year 2, Year 6, Reception and now in Year 1. My passion is working with our younger children and I feel privileged to be involved in their journey through school.

Welcome to Year 1 2020-2021

This year we will be working on many new things, we will develop our independent skills, following instructions all through the year 1 curriculum. 

Home learning 

This page will be particularly useful if you find yourself in a position where your child needs to shield due to COVID or if we need to revert to home learning. I have attached some learning to the files section of this page. You can work through these with your child and of course, you can email me if you have any questions or

You may want to do some Waffle work (class mascot) see the files at the bottom of the page. 

Useful websites for home learning

Maths Place value

Maths Place Value week 2

Maths Place Value week 3

Maths Place Value week 4

Maths . Number Addition and Subtraction yes  WEEK BEGINNING 4th Jan 2021

Maths Number Addition and Subtraction

Maths Number Addition and Subtraction

Maths Number Addition and Subtraction

Maths Number Addition and Subtraction

Maths Add and subtract with in 20 yes WEEK BEGINING 11th Jan 2021 (Do one of the video activities a day) 

Maths activities

English and Phonics activities

Maths Place Value interactive games

Phonics Phase 4 interactive games

Year 1 reading activities

Year 1 spelling

Oak Primary Year 1

Phonics Play - Phonics Games

Year 1 Maths Daily activities

Year 1 English Daily activities

Science Plants

We have been learning these sounds in our phonics sessions. Please watch the videos below and practice the sounds.

Miss Combes:

We have been learning these sounds as well as learning to blend CVC words orally.

Monday - Learning the sound: sh

Tuesday - Learning the sound: th

Wednesday - Learning the sound: ch

Thursday - Learning the sound: qu

Friday - Learning the sound: ng

Friday - Learning the sound: nk


Mrs Seaward:

Monday - Reading the sound: oy

Spelling words containing the sound: oy

Tuesday - Reading the sound: ea

Spelling words containing the sound: ea

Wednesday - Reading the sound:oi

Spelling words containing the sound: oi

Thursday - Reading the sound: a-e

Spelling words containing the sound: a-e

Friday - Reading the sound: i-e

Spelling words containing the sound: i-e

Red Words - Purple 1

Red Words - Purple 2

Don't forget to also read the reading books that you bring home each day. 


Autumn Term

Wilberry - Favourites - Labrador (Yellow) Soft Toy 

Meet Waffle our class mascot. He is going to watch you learn and can't wait to see the work you send in. 


PhonicsRead Write Inc. Phonics: Desktop Speed Sounds Chart Pack of 10 ...

We teach children to read through daily phonics lessons. This half term we will begin to learn the sounds that single letters make and begin to write short words. We use the Read Write Inc scheme to teach phonics. I have added various helpful guides to the files section at the bottom of this class page.  

Read Write Inc - How to say the sounds

Read Write Inc - Parent Guide


Core Subjects

ENGLISHThe children will develop their skills in reading, writing, spelling , vocabulary, spoken language, grammar and punctuation. They will have access to a wide range of fiction and non-fiction texts. Skills learnt during English will be utilised and enhanced in other curriculum areas. 

This half term we will be studying the book 


READING: It is so important to listen to your child read regularly at home and discuss the books they are reading to improve their fluency and comprehension. If you have any questions regarding your child's reading or their RWI book then do please pop in and speak to me. 


MATHSThe children will be developing their knowledge, skills and understanding in the following areas: 

- counting to 50

- solving addition and subtraction word problems

- multiplication

We will continue to focus on number formation within maths lessons. We will also be completing reasoning and problem solving style questions that require explanations of why they believe something. 

It is extremely important that you support your child in learning mathematical facts and their number bonds to10 and 20. This will improve the speed and accuracy of their daily maths work. 


SCIENCEIn Science, we will be continuing to look at the four Seasons and observe changes across the Seasons throughout the year including weather and how the day length varies. We will also be looking at materials, identifying what is a material and what is an object and naming a range of materials physical properties.We will also be completing science experiments testing different materials which will be lots of fun!


Please read with your child at home as many times a week as you can.

Reading books and Homework books need to be in on a Wednesday. Your child will bring it home on a Friday.

Please also support them with their phonics, including their segmenting and blending of sounds.

Below is Autumn's Homework Grid. Please complete one a week. 

Phonics Screening 

In June this academic year, the year 1 children will be tested on their phonics knowledge. We will be practising for this all year, but your support at home will be greatfully received. Please find resources attached, including CVC alien words. Any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask. 


PE Kit - Children need to arrive to school on Tuesday and Thursday wearing a FULL SCHOOL PE KIT. 

Reading books should be returned to school everyday. 

Water bottles - children must bring their own drink to school.

DO NOT allow your child to bring their own toys into school.

FOREST SCHOOLS Please bring wellingtons or old shoes so that they can be left in class for all possible events. We hope to access forest school on the field most Thursdays. 

Files to Download

Year 1: Gallery items

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Contact the School

Westminster Primary School

John Street,
Ellesmere Port,
CH65 2ED

Tel: 0151 338 2224