Braunstone Frith Primary School

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Year 1

Welcome to the Year 1 page!

Year 1 has three classes;

the Bright Badgers, the Wise Owls and the Smart Squirrels.

The Smart Squirrels is a split Foundation Stage & Year 1 Class.


The teachers will tell you about their classes and will be uploading pictures and information about their learning as the school year progresses.






Year 1 Learning Themes Autumn 2021

Oracy Driven Curriculum

This year we are continuing to develop our Oracy skills as part of our topic curriculum as well as teaching children to make connections across the subjects. We have found that the children really enjoy this new curriculum and having opportunities to speak confidently about the things they have been learning about.  The children are being introduced to timelines and maps to support their learning connections.

Class Showcase

This year we will give our children the opportunity to ‘showcase’ their learning. The Oracy driven curriculum will drive our class showcases and give children the confidence to share their learning. The ‘showcase’ replaces our traditional class assemblies.

Year 1

The children will study 3 topic units this term which will combine History and Geography skills: Transport, Gunpowder plot and Leicester.


Science – Animals – identifying and naming


Does God want Christians to look after the world?


What gifts might Christians In my town have given Jesus if he had been born here rather than in Bethlehem?


We are following a new scheme of work called ‘Jigsaw’. The topics this term are:

Being Me in My World

Celebrating Difference


We will also be continuing with our No Outsiders work.


Basic Skills




Ball skills 


Class Information and Expectations


Class or Group

Western Park Group

Smart Squirrels

Wise Owls

Bright Badgers







Mrs Malyon

Miss Freer

Miss Croft

Mrs Patel & Mrs Kaur

P.E. Days







School Uniform

  • White shirt or polo shirt
  • Plain red jumper or cardigan
  • Dark grey or black trousers, skirt, pinafore or red checked dress
  • Sensible black shoes (no flip-flops, strappy sandals or heels)
  • Small stud earrings are the only jewellery that is allowed – no hoops please.
  • Small red or white hair bows.
  • Coat – This is really important as we do a lot of work outdoors, whatever the weather!

 Please note: If your child is not wearing the correct coloured jumper or shirt they will be asked to change into one of the school’s spare jumpers for the day.


Please write your child's name in all their clothes and their belongings including their coat!


PE Kit

This must be in school every day:

  • PE bag including a T-shirt, shorts and plimsolls to change into.
  • Earrings must be removed before coming to school. If your child has recently had their ears pierced, Micropore tape will be used to cover them for safety – please provide your child with this.

Book Bag

This must be in school every day:

  • Book bag including a selection of school reading books, a reading record and a racetrack.
  • Please listen to your child read 5 times per week and sign/initial their reading record and racetrack every time they read. The expectation is by end of Key Stage One children will be reading a level 22 book.


Children have two pieces of homework to complete every week. This includes spelling and reading (racetracks to be completed for this). Children in Year 1 have a termly activity sheet to complete and children in Year 2 will be given a task related to the current theme. If homework is not completed at home, children in Year 2 will be expected to complete this during Golden Time. Thank you for your on-going support with encouraging your child to complete all their homework every week.

 Children are expected to have learned all of their times tables by Year 4.

Log on to TT Rockstars to help your child get faster.

You can also use this page made by our own Digital Leaders to check your knowledge of each set of times tables.



Our positive behaviour system is based around the 5 school rules. Pupils will get their name written on the rule board if they break any of the rules.

The other strand to our positive behaviour system is based around the acronym ‘REACH IT’!

Resilient      Engaged actively      Accountable       Challenged       Have a go

Independent       Teamwork


Children will earn REACH IT points for working towards these areas. They will receive a small reward for every 100 REACH IT points.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding your child and their learning. We look forward to another enjoyable term with your children.

Thank you for your continuing support.

Year 1 Staff