Hindley Junior & Infant School

Argyle Street, Hindley, Wigan, Lancashire WN2 3PN   01942 255339   07759 969879

Year 1 - Miss Egan

Thank you for taking the time to visit our class page. I hope you find all of the information below useful.


Who is my child’s class teacher?

Miss Brown is the Year 1 Class Teacher. Mrs Wood and Mrs Roberts are the Year 1 Learning Support Assistants.


What time does school start and finish?

School starts at 8.45am and finishes at 3.15pm. Children will enter through the front of school at 8.45am and leave through the classroom doors at 3.15pm.


When is school closed for holidays?

Please visit the term dates (https://www.hindley.wigan.sch.uk/Term%20Dates.html) section of our school website.


What will my child be learning this year?

In Reading and Phonics, your child will learn set 2 and set 3 Read Write Inc sounds. They will read green words, red words, multisyllabic words and also bring books home which are matched to their appropriate phonic level. Children will also answer questions based on what they have read.


In Writing, your child will learn how to use capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks through different genres of writing. They will apply their phonic knowledge to help them spell words phonetically and they will also learn different spelling rules such as adding ‘ed’ and ‘ing’ to a word. They will also learn how to form letters in a pre-cursive style and sit them correctly on the line. Your child will learn how to write basic sentences including all of the above.


In Maths, your child will learn how to count forwards and backwards to 100 in jumps of 1, 2, 5 and 10. They will learn one more and one less than a number, partition and compare the value of numbers and also write numbers accurately. They will learn how to add and subtract numbers to 20 using different practical and written methods and they will also solve missing number problems. They will learn to measure using standard and non-standard units, tell the time to half past and o’clock.


In Science, we will learn about animals including humans, everyday materials and plants. We also learn about seasonal changes across the year too.


In the Wider Curriculum, we will learn key knowledge, skills and vocabulary through different topics such as Our School, Kings and Queens, Mechanisms and Andy Goldsworthy. Please see the Wider Curriculum page on our school website for more information on each subject.



Long Term Plan



When does my child have PE?

Tuesday and Friday. 
On these days, your child should come to school dressed in their PE kit and trainers. Please see the uniform page on our website (https://www.hindley.wigan.sch.uk/Uniform.html).


What should my child bring to school each day?

Your child needs to bring their bag, reading book, reading record and spelling book to school each day. They also need a filled water bottle and a coat, both with their name on. If sunny, your child should come to school with sun cream already applied and a sun hat. All stationery will be provided by school. Children do not need to bring any pens or pencils into school. Toys are not allowed to be brought into school from home.


What homework will my child get?

In Year 1, your child is expected to read at least 5 times a week and have their diary signed by an adult. They will be given spellings every Monday which they are expected to practise at home in their spelling book. Children will then be tested on their spellings the following Monday and their score will be recorded in their spelling book. 


Why is reading so important?

The importance of reading for children cannot be underestimated. Reading for pleasure can benefit a child’s education, social and cognitive development, their wellbeing, and their mental health. Reading is the bedrock of all learning.

Our class author in Year 1 is Julia Donaldson. We will read a variety of her books throughout the year such as ‘Room on the Broom’ and ‘The Gruffalo’.

Your child is expected to read at least 5 times a week at home for around 5-10 minutes and will receive a reward for doing this. Reading books will be changed according to their phonic levels. Children will also receive a library book which we would like you to share with them.


For more information about reading please visit our reading page on the school website (https://www.hindley.wigan.sch.uk/reading.html)


How will I receive updates and messages from school?

Staff are always available at the end of the day to answer any quick questions or queries. Class Dojo is used as the main lines of communication throughout school, so please make sure that you regularly check for messages and updates. You can send direct messages to your child's class teacher via class dojo, but please be mindful that staff are teaching, so they will not always be able to message back immediately.


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Class Dojo
Common Exception Words
Cursive Writing
How do we do Maths


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