Quick Links

Quick Links

Five Spires Primary Academy

  • SearchSearch Site
  • Translate Translate Page

Year 1

Class Name: Oliver Jeffers

 Welcome to Year 1!

Teaching Team

  • Miss Bayliss
  • Miss Lockley
  • Ms Nelson
  • Ms Taylor


To promote a love of reading and to inspire our children, Year One’s class author is: Oliver Jeffers.

At Five Spires we recognise that reading is the key to unlocking so much for our children. We encourage all of our children to read a variety of texts and authors.

Suggested texts for Year One:

  • Lost & Found
  • Traction Man
  • Eliot Midnight Superhero
  • The Queen’s Hat
  • Who was Rosa Parks?
  • The Great Fire of London
  • Peter Pan


PE is on a Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure that your child has the appropriate clothing and that earrings are removed for these sessions.

Our Learning

To find out what we are learning, please see below the yearly overview.
Year 1 Overview



At Five Spires Academy we believe homework plays an important role in consolidation, revision and practise of skills learnt in school. It helps keep parents informed about their child’s learning and progress. Through homework, children learn independence as well as organisation skills.

Daily Reading

Please encourage your child to read at least three or five times a week in order to foster a love of reading. Any books, magazines, newspapers they read should be noted in the Reading Records. 

Multiplication tables

As directed by their class teacher children are expected to know their year group multiplication tables and respective facts. Children need to practice at home so they build their fluency and confidence. 


In KS1, your child will be taught and tested on a focussed spelling skill each week in school. A list of weekly spellings will be sent home and your child can practise these at home if they wish but this is not compulsory. Every child will take part in a spelling quiz every other Friday. 

Alternate weekly Maths or English Homework

To consolidate your child's class learning, a piece of Maths or English homework will be set each week by their class teacher. 

Additional learning challenges

Each term, your child will receive optional learning challenges linked to their mini mission. If your child wishes to complete these additional pieces of homework, this will enhance their learning further.

Class News

To keep up to date with our news and key dates, please click the link to our Padlet newsletter.

Year 1 Padlet Newsletter

Useful Websites & Apps: