Caldershaw Primary

Caldershaw Primary

Nurturing Success Together

Edenfield Road, Rochdale, OL12 7QL

01706 658623

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1


 Class Teacher: Mrs McManus

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Johnson, Mrs Barr, Ms Hernon

Our Class Guidelines


At Caldershaw, we know how important reading is: not only to enable us to find out about the world and research specific topics, but (most importantly) in giving life long pleasure. Please read your book every night to an adult and record it in your reading record book. A few pages will do, but make sure you understand what you've read and that you can answer the questions you're asked!

Caldershaw Collection - Year 1 Top 10 Books

Fun in the Snow!

We had lots of fun with our friends during the recent snowy weather. We worked together in teams to create fantastic snowmen, made snow angels and had a delicious hot chocolate to warm up afterwards!

KS1 Children in Need - Pudsey Run!! 

KS1 Fieldwork!! 

In KS1, we went on a walk to our local park. We had to answer the question 'is litter a problem in our local park?' We really enjoyed looking for litter and litter picking in and around the park! 

We have created a display to show off our fieldwork!

Home Challenges 

Home challenges are sent home on MONDAY and should be returned the following MONDAY. Children in Year 1 will receive spellings to practice each week - linked to their learning in phonics - and a piece of maths work - again linked to prior learning in class. 


In Year 1 children continue to be taught phonics using the 'Letters and Sounds' programme. This is taught daily in small groups according to your child's phonics understanding. Children must be confident with all phases ready for the phonics screening check w/b 6th June 2021.

Please find links below to help your child. Phonics Play - A website containing free games to practise reading real and alien words. Word Lists - practise reading different words containing sounds we have learnt. Phonics Bloom - A website containing lots of games to practise reading words with different sounds. Poop Deck Pirates - Practise reading phase 3 words. - Listen to the 42 sounds in the English language.

Phonics check guide for parents (click here) 

Phonics glossary guide for parents (click here) 

How to help your child with Phonics guide (click here) 

Marvellous Maths

In year 1 we have been working really hard to partition numbers into 10s and 1s. We have been finding out all about the place value of each digit in a number up to 50. 


Super Sketch Book Skills

We have been learning how to use our new sketch books in Art. We have been looking at the work of Paul Klee and made these fantastic pages where we annotated pieces of his work to share our thoughts on them. We also had a go at recreating some of his pieces. 

DT - Playgrounds

We loved our recent DT work on freestanding structures. We had the challenge to design, make and evaluate a piece of playground equipment for the small world areas of the Early Years classrooms. We think the finished products are amazing!

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