Ribble Drive Community Primary School

Be the best you can be

Year 1

Hello and welcome to the Year 1 class page!


Year 1 is an exciting year for children; a bridge between Early Years teaching and the more formal teaching of Key Stage One and Two. Children thrive during this year and further their independent learning skills and as a teacher it is wonderful to see them flourish.  Over the year, we will be exploring ideas, discovering different ways to learn and enjoying a variety of fantastic and new experiences. We will endeavour to instil a love of learning in each and every one of the pupils, inspire children’s imaginations whilst creating a positive learning environment where pupils can be the best they can be.


This half term in English we have started off with lots of lessons based around the children’s well-being, sharing books such as Super Duper Me and the Colour Monster.  In Maths we will focus on place value within 10 before moving on to addition and subtraction within 10.


Our Geography topic is ‘What is the Geography of where I live like?’ where we will be exploring the immediate vicinity of the school, the pupils’ homes and then extending to the local area.  This enables pupils to identify, describe and offer reasons for the location of human and physical geographical features of the environment and to begin to explain any changes in land use that have occurred.  In Science our topic is ‘Animals including Humans’ where we will identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.  We will then move on to identifying and naming a variety of common animals and looking at if they are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.


We will also take part in our wonderful Music lessons with Mr Charles and heart pumping PE sessions with Coach Jasmine.


We have a lot to look forward to this half term, so please visit this page regularly to see our learning journey.



Miss Bolton, Mrs Ryder and Mrs Stewart