Menston Primary School

Making our World a Better Place

Welcome to Year 1

We love to learn in year 1! We encourage the children to develop their independence and learn to be a good learner.  To help their transition from the Foundation Stage, the children support their learning in the provision areas of the classroom.  They also complete daily adult led teaching activities to ensure they receive a broad and balanced curriculum. This page contains useful information about our exciting curriculum and showcases our learning journey.


Our year one teachers are:

Elm – Mrs Blaby

Willow – Mrs Wallace

Our teaching assistants are Mrs Hunt and Mrs Elkington.


Monday – Reading books changed

Tuesday – PE

Wednesday –  Music (Mrs Pedley) / RE ( Mrs Gray) / French ( Madame Brown) / PE (Mr Gibson)

Thursday –

Friday – Celebration assembly  / Library / ICT

Please click this link to see our Long Term Plan


The year 1 weekly letter covers the homework for the week  please follow this link to access parent information about end of year non-negotiables for English and Mathematics. Any support that you can give to your child to achieve these targets will be extremely valuable.

Our Learning this Term

Please click this link to view an overview of our learning this term.


Can a meerkat live at the North Pole?

The children will:

  • Identify the location of the Equator, North and South Poles.
  • Explain the features of a hot and cold place.
  • Identify and name a variety of common animals including birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals.
  • Identify a variety of common animals that are carnivore, herbivore and omnivore.