Year 1

Welcome to Year One

General Information

Welcome to the Year One page.

Here we aim to share useful information that you can refer back to, we also want to celebrate and share the children’s learning with you.

What is happening and when?

  • Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Your child should come to school dressed in their PE kits on these days.
  • Spellings are uploaded to Seesaw and are tested every Friday.
  • Homework will be uploaded every Friday and is due the following Friday on Seesaw.
  • Please ensure your child brings their reading books to school every day where we will change it if they have finished it at home. Please try to read at home at least 4 times a week and log it on the Boom Reader App.

Please send any enquiries to or contact me directly on SeeSaw.

Mr Andrews

Useful Websites

Maths/ English Games- Topmarks

Boom Reader App:


Secret Garden Trip

The children had an amazing time at Secret Garden, showing lots of co-operation and teamwork.

They were fantastic on the long walk up to school and we saw lots of horses.


At the start of this half term, Year 1 took part in Bikeability training, where the children learned how to ride a bike using pedals and no stabilisers.

Well done, Year 1!






Year 1 Victorians' Workshop

Year 1 have been learning about the Victorians this half term. To start their topic, they had a workshop led by Jeffrey Andrews.

The children explored old and new toys and what life was like as a Victorian school child.






Virtual Classroom

In Year One we use Seesaw as our virtual classroom. Please click here for a link to the site. If you have any difficulty logging on please e-mail the office at and we will generate a new login code.

Year One Spellings

Year One Statutory Spellings

As part of our phonics scheme, children will learn ‘Harder to Read and Spell’ Words. You will find a list of these below.

Each week, your child will also have a weekly spelling test based on the sounds they have previously learnt in phonics. You will also find this list below.

Year 1 HRS Words

Year 1 Autumn 1 Spellings

Our Learning in Year One

Half Termly Curriculum Overviews

Please click the link below to see our half termly curriculum overviews:

Year One Autumn 1 Curriculum Overview


Annual Overview

Year One LTP


Weekly Timetable


Harvest Festival

Year 1 performed ‘Under the Harvest Moon’ at the Harvest Festival and created some great Harvest Art using fruit!




Autumn 1

In Science, the children have been learning all about the human body. They have carried out a variety of experiments based on the 5 senses! Check out some of the pictures below from our experiments!




Black History Month

Lois Mailou Jones

As part of Black History Month, Year 1 learnt about Lois Mailou Jones who was an inspirational artist, teacher and role model whose work was influenced by Africa and the Caribbean. Despite racial and gender prejudices she achieved success and became the first African American artist to have a solo exhibition at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. The children created masks inspired by Lois Mailou Jones’ work.



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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

Trust Website

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