Miss C Smith

Welcome to Year 1 at Northbrook Primary Academy

Hello! From the Year 1 team here at Northbrook Primary Academy.

Our learning journey in Year 1 continues from the wonderful learning that took place in reception, in an environment carefully designed to build on understanding. In Year 1, we like to keep our learning as practical and hands on as possible and children have access to continuous provision activities throughout the day, enjoy learning new skills through play and have personalised learning to suit their individual interests and abilities. Children are encouraged to complete ‘challenges’ throughout the week, which help to develop their independence. We love to learn outside too, and are fortunate to share our outdoor area with Reception.  We use Seesaw to share achievements with parents at home so that they can see what we are up to during the school day.   

As children’s learning progresses through Year 1, we move from the Reception Early Learning Goals to the National curriculum. We use White Rose Hub for Maths and follow Lancashire schemes for English. We also enjoy foundation subjects where we can be creative and thoughtful, as well as encourage the children to explore the world around them.  

Don't forget to have a look at our Facebook and Twitter pages to see what Year 1 have been up to! 

Miss Smith ( Year 1 Class Teacher )  

Mrs White ( Year 1 Teaching Assistant ) 


Important days 

Our PE sessions are led by our fantastic sports coach, Mr Winrow, on a Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. Please make sure your child wears a school PE T-shirt, school hoodie, shorts/tracksuit bottoms and sensible footwear. 

Year 1 Curriculum

Below are the curriculum for overviews for Year 1. This has been broken down by half-terms then by subjects. 

Autumn Half-term1:

Autumn Half-term 2:

Spring Half-term 1:

Spring Half-term 2:

Summer Half-term 1:

Summer Half-Term 2:

Year 1 Homework:

Summer Half-term 2: 


Summer Half-term 2:

Parents' Information Afternoon Presentations 2021-22

Welcome presentation by Mrs Adams & Mr Cunniffe and the combined classteacher's presentation to parents