Hindley Junior & Infant School
Argyle Street, Hindley. WN2 3PN Tel. 01942 255339 Email. enquiries@admin.hindley.wigan.sch.uk

Year 1 - Miss Brown

Class Teacher – Miss Brown
Learning Support Assistants – Mrs Lowe, Mrs Hoyle and Mrs Wood
Mrs Sherriff also teaches in Year 1 on a Tuesday morning.

Miss Brown

This year will be my seventh year of teaching, with all of my experience being in KS1. I started my teaching career at Hindley J and I in 2014 and was here for four years before I left to go to another school. I am so excited to be back! I love working with children as they make me smile every day and it is great to see their personalities shine and their abilities develop throughout the year.

This half term…

Maths - In Maths we will be focusing on number and place value to begin with, before moving on to addition and subtraction within 10. It would be great if you could practise counting forwards and backwards with your child and also encourage them to write numbers to 20 with the correct formation. The children could also use objects such as dried pasta or peas to count out amounts to 20 accurately. It would also be helpful if you could practise number bonds to 10 with your child, there are lots of fun ideas and interactive games on google which can help with this such as Hit the Button or Funky Mummy.

English - For the first few weeks in English, our lessons will focus solely on handwriting and presentation and we will be learning how to write in a cursive style. Then we will begin to focus on basic sentence structure including using capital letters, finger spaces, full stops and applying our phonic knowledge to help us spell.

Science - Our Science topic is Humans. We will be learning about our bodies and our senses. We will be taking part in different ‘investigations’ linked to our senses and how our bodies are different from each other’s. We will not be teaching the History and

Geography curriculum for the first half term. Instead, this time will be used as ‘recovery time’ for the learning the children missed out on in their previous year group due to Coronavirus. We will aim to teach these lessons in a creative and fun way as much as we possibly can. This time may also be used as additional PSHE time if necessary.

Important information

PE – This is taught every Monday and Tuesday. The children must have their full kit in school and earrings should not be worn. Please make sure that all of their kit is named.

Swimming – Children in Year 1 swim on Mondays. The class are split into groups and will swim on alternate Mondays. Please see the letter sent home with the dates of when your child is swimming.

Reading – Book bags need to be brought into school every day. Please write a comment or sign their diary to indicate that you have read with your child. We expect all children to read 5 times a week.


Maths – Every Monday we will post a message on Class Dojo with Maths learning the children have been doing in class. We would like you to continue to practise the skill we have taught that week to reinforce the learning done in class.

Spellings – Every Monday we will also share spellings for the children to practice at home. We will then quiz them on these spellings in school the following Monday, so it is really important that they practice these at home. We will start with 5 spellings to begin with and possibly increase this as the year goes on.

Reading– As already mentioned above, we expect the children to read 5 times a week and have their diary signed to indicate when they have read. We will check their diaries every morning and put a stamp on their chart if their diaries have been signed. Children who have read 5 times in the week will receive a sweet and be entered into the prize draw on Friday. A name will then be chosen at random and they will receive a prize of their choice from the prize box.

Our class author is JULIA DONALDSON - We will share some of her stories such as ‘Room on the Broom’ and ‘The Gruffalo’ throughout the year and use some of them as a focus for our writing.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me via Class Dojo. Thank you for your support, Miss Brown



Class Dojo
Home Learning
Common Exception Words
Common Exception Words


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