Menston Primary School

Making our World a Better Place

Welcome to Year 1

In Year 1, we love to learn!

Children are encouraged to develop their independence and to use Learning  to Learn skills to promote a growth mindset. Pupils are taught coaching skills to deepen their knowledge and understanding.

We like to have fun whilst learning.

Keep visiting our Year 1 group page to view our exciting learning throughout the year.


Our year one teachers are:

Elm – Ms Baker

Willow – Mrs Wallace

Our teaching assistants are Mrs Hunt and Mrs Elkington.


Monday – Reading books changed, Spellings

Wednesday –  Music (Mrs Pedley), PHSE ( Mrs Gray), RE ( Miss Bevan),  PE (Mr Gibson)

Thursday – ICT

Friday – Celebration Assembly/ Golden Time, Library, PE

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.

History:  How have toys changed since our grandparents were young?

Science: What materials are toys made of?

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  • I can use words and phrases like: old, new and a long time ago.
  • I can recognise that some objects belong to the past.
  • I can explain how I have changed since I was born.
  • I can ask and answer questions about old and new objects.
  • I can identify old and new things in a picture.
  • I can explain what an object from the past might have been used for.


  • I can identify and classify things.
  • I can distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made.
  • I can identify and name a variety of everyday materials including wood, plastic and metal.