Year 1

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Year 1 Information Videos

Year 1 Parent Information Presentation:

Year 1 Learning Environment Video:


Key Information 

Class Homework Library PE
1D Wednesday: Maths and English (due in on Monday)

Friday: Spellings
(to be tested the following Friday)
Monday for all classes.

Please return all library books your child has finished with in order for them to borrow new books.
1H Thursday*
1N Thursday*
1S Thursday*

*Please see the dates in the 'Year Group Arrangements' letter below for the fortnightly dates your child should wear their PE kit to school for the Autumn term in 2020

Curriculum Maps

Information about what the children will be learning each half term, throughout the school year.

Paper copies are available on request from the school office.





Knowledge Organisers

Knowledge Organisers give you a snapshot of the key concepts, knowledge and vocabulary that your child should know at the end of each topic. More information will be sent home throughout the year on how to use these documents to support your child's learning. Click to view/download:

Half Term Topic
Spring 2 I see the sea!
Summer 1
Summer 2

Year 1 Pawsome Reading Bookmark
 (click to view/download)

Your child will receive a Year 1 pawsome reading bookmark from school at the beginning of the school year. The characters on the bookmark are linked to the reading skills that we teach in school and will help you to support your child's reading at home. Please use this frequently when reading at home with your child.

Talk for Writing Story Maps & Model Texts

Story maps are used to help children retell the model text that is used in our Talk for Writing lessons. Use the story maps (pictures and words) below to help your child practise the model text at home. If they need support to remember the words, you can view and use the accompanying model text (words only). There are actions that accompany the text that the pupils will learn in school. The more that children internalise the vocabulary and sentence structures from our model texts, the better equipped they are for creating their own stories. And practising is fun - so please have a go with your child at home! fun!

Autumn 1: Paddington Bear (story map)       Paddington Bear (model text)

Key Texts & Story Spine for Year 1

The document below shows you the key texts that Year 1 will be using for their Talk for Writing units this year, as well as the supplementary reading texts that they will use as class readers. The class readers are set for all year groups and this makes our Horsenden Story Spine.


Click the 'Online Learning' button below to view the recommended websites to help support your child's learning at home.


Storytelling Videos

At Horsenden Primary, we love reading books! If you want to enjoy a story read by some of the teachers, browse through the story videos below. Enjoy!

Miss Harvey - new 1H Story Video:

Miss Sangha - new 1D Story Video:

The Enormous Crocodile, Part 1 - read by Miss Harvey

 The Enormous Crocodile, Part 2 - read by Miss Harvey

 The Enormous Crocodile, Part 3 - read by Miss Harvey

 The Enormous Crocodile, Part 4 - read by Miss Harvey

 The Lion Inside - read by Mrs Donaghy

 The Bear and The Piano - read by Mrs Appelby

 What Colour Is Love? - read by Mrs Caulonga and her daughters

 The Gruffalo - read by Mrs Miller

 The Polar Bear Paddle - read by Miss Harvey