Welcome to Tiger Class

Mrs Wild – Year 1 Class Teacher

Mrs Ellam – Year 1 Nursery Nurse

Mrs Furness – Special Needs Assistant


Reading at Hendal Primary School

Phonics: Your child will learn to read following the ‘Floppy Phonics Sounds and Letters’ Programme. This programme is designed to support the rigorous and systematic approach to teaching synthetic phonics. The programme offers opportunities for multi-sensory learning. Our caring teaching staff plan exciting lessons to meet the needs of all individual children.

Reading: Our phonics resources are fully integrated with our ‘Oxford Reading Tree’ scheme of books. These books include the well-known characters, storylines and illustrations of Mum, Dad, Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy the dog! Our reading books are organised into coloured bands based on the level of challenge and length of text. We have a wide selection of other books within the coloured bands to ensure children are exposed to a variety of texts with the intention of all children developing a love for reading that will ensure success in adult life.


Curriculum Overview

Welcome to Year 1. Throughout the year your children will learn through the topics;

  • Into the Woods
  • Floppy’s Toy Box
  • Exploring China
  • Old Macdonald had a farm
  • The animals who came  to tea
  • Seaside Explorers

Click the link below for more information including our exciting Topic Launches, Educational Visits, Aspire Afternoons, Parent Partnerships and Finales.

Year 1- Long Term Curriculum Plan

You can also speak to your class teacher Mrs Wild for additional information regarding the National Curriculum for Year 1 or click on the link below.

Year 1 National Curriculum

Our Topic this Half Term

This half term you child’s topic is – Old McDonald’s Farm

Please click on the link below for more information.

Old McDonald’s Farm

What is going on this Half Term

Friday Morning: each week at 8.50am-9.10am, Parents and Carers are invited to stay to read with their child. This is an opportunity to learn more about our school’s approach when teaching children phonics and how to be a successful reader. You are welcome to share books from our wonderful library and listen to your child read different books. This is also an opportunity to update your child’s individual reading card.

Topic Launch: Trip to Cannon Hall Farm on Wednesday 4th March

Educational Visit/Visitors: Cannon Hall Farm on Wednesday 4th March

Aspire Afternoon/Parent Partnerships: Easter Crafts

Topic Finale: Homemade Milkshake tasting

Things to Remember

Please send you child with the correct equipment on the following days:

Wednesday – Outdoor PE kit (weather dependent)

Wednesday – Homework & Spellings are to be handed in

Thursday – Indoor PE kit

Friday – Homework and Spelling handed out

If you need any support or have any questions regarding how you can support your child’s learning at home or require further resources please speak to your child’s class teacher.

Parent Partnerships

We welcome any opportunities for parents to share their skills and knowledge.

Please listen to your child read at home every day and record this in your child’s reading record. If you would like your child’s book changed, please put it into the yellow box that will be outside the classroom each morning. Thank you for your support.

Milk is available to children at a cost of £1.00 per week. Families who are in receipt of low income benefits will qualify for free milk for their child. To register and pay for milk online, please click on the following link;

Please see the School Dinners page or Mrs Brailsford in the school office for more information about our School dinners.