Welcome to Panda Class

Miss Pickup – Year 1 Class Teacher

 Miss Cartwright – Year 1 Teaching Assistant

Sports Day 2021

Please see our slide show of Sports Day 2021 pictures on our school Twitter page @HendalPS 😀 


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.


Please see our school Twitter page for our Easter song, ‘Old Mac Donald’s Easter Farm’ 🙂

Home Learning 2021

Welcome back and we hope that you have all had a relaxing break and well earned rest!

Please continue to use Microsoft Teams to access all the children’s home learning. The new SPRING 2 folder contains all the teaching slides and resources. Please continue to check for important messages in the ‘Chat’ too.

Remember to send just ONE email at the end of the day (please aim for before 4pm) so that we can begin to mark and give feedback. Thank you 🙂

This is the timetable for Spring 2 – Week 1 22.2.21

Spr 2 Week 1

Please find all lesson activities for the week on TEAMs in ‘Classroom Materials’ 🙂


  • Phonics sounds (in homework books)
  • Tricky words spellings
  • Phonic sound spellings
  • Maths number lines and 100 squares for children to practise counting forwards and backwards and to help find one more and one less  (seen individual target cards given out for parents evening)
  • Teddy Bear sewing
  • Chinese masks

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 Miss Pickup for additional information regarding the National Curriculum for Year 1 or click on the link below.

Year 1 National Curriculum


Diamond Dash

Topaz – Counting in steps of 2,  and 10 to the 10th number in the sequence

  • Not timed
  • All numbers in the sequence must be correct

Topaz – Counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10

Emerald – 2, 5 and 10 times-tables

  • Not timed
  • All answers must be correct


Pearl – 2, 5 and 10 times-tables

  • Multiplication and division calculations
  • Timed: 5 minutes
  • All answers must be correct within the time


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: Who eats what?

Educational Visit/Visitors: As part of our next topic on Sacred Places Reverend Kevin from St James Church will be coming into our class to talk to use about his role.

Aspire Afternoon/Parent Partnerships: TBC

Topic Finale: Afternoon Tea Party – children can bring in a favourite animal teddy. We will be making our own sandwiches as part of our DT (food technology) topic.

This is the Parent/Carer Plan for SUMMER 1

Parents Planning for curriculum Summer 1 2021


Things to Remember

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

Tuesday– Indoor PE kit (Gymnastics)

Wednesday– Homework and spellings taken in

Thursday- Outdoor PE kit                 FOREST SCHOOLS – Please bring Wellies and a warm coat

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 you 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.