Parochial C of E Primary School | Keppel Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire OL6 6NN
Tel: 0161 3436070 Email: Twitter: ParochialCofE

Proud member of the Forward as One Multi Academy Trust.

Growing Together in God

Wonderful Websites for home learning! - username and password provided on Tapestry, if you need this just let us know! - a great Maths game where children can work on number bonds, doubles and halves and mental addition and subtraction. You can access for other Maths games too! - username and password provided on Tapestry, if you need this just let us know! - another place you can access free e-books - a great website to keep up with what's happening in the world, you could research one aspect further and write about it! - For children working on gaining an understanding of numbers to 10, there are different episode you can watch and join in with!


Our Topic for this half term is...

What's going on in Year 1?

This half term we will cover the following questions:

  • What are the houses of Parliament?
  • Who were the Gunpowder plotters?
  • How long ago was the Gunpowder plot?
  • What was the Gunpowder plot?
  • How do we remember and celebrate the Gunpowder plot failed?
  • How was life different in 1605 compared with the present day?

This theme will build on from what has been learnt in Early Years. Children will continue to understand chronology and the use of time lines. 


In English, we will focus on writing to entertain, we will base the majority of our learning around the story The Papaya that spoke. This tale has been created to cover key Year 1 curriculum objectives and to build upon those already covered in Reception. Please see the story below to make you aware of the spelling, punctuation and grammar we will cover this half term.

Additionally, we will focus on writing to inform by writing a diary entry about Bonfire Night!

We will use Talk4Writing games and activities to learn the story, innovate the story by changing aspects to make it our own and finally write our own story using the aspects we have learnt during the half term. 

To support your child at home, you can read the story with them and complete short bursts of writing focusing on saying the sentence they are going to write, fred talking using fred fingers and using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces accurately. 



This half term, we will continue to focus on gaining an in depth understanding of numbers to 10. We will complete the following objectives following our brand new Power Maths program:

Unit 2– Part-whole within 10

  • Represent and use number bonds
  • Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition, subtraction and equals signs.

Unit 3– Addition and subtraction within 10

  • Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts
  • Solve one-step problems that involve addition, subtraction and missing number problems.
  • Read, write and interpret calculations involving +, - and =.

To support your child at home you can continue to work on their number bonds to 5 and 10 (two numbers when added together give the total of 5 or 10). If your child has completed both these objectives they should work on bonds to 15 and 20. 

Religious Education


Our religious Education study this half term is Christmas.

The aim of this unit is to:

  • deepen the children's understanding of the true meaning of Christmas through emphasising that Jesus was a gift from God.
  • Discuss the thought and feeling associated with giving and receiving gifts

Key Questions 

  • Why do people give and receive gifts at Christmas?
  • Why is Jesus described as a gift?
  • How does it feel when you give and receive gifts?
  • What is the best gift you have ever received?

Year 1 Expectations

By the end of the year, your child should have achieved the following objectives. Please ensure you read this document carefully as it will allow you to support your child at home with their home learning/homework. 

Maths - Uploaded to Tapestry on Monday due Friday.

English - Uploaded to Tapestry on Friday due Monday.

Reading books will be changed on Monday and must be returned on Friday (this is to isolate books due to Covid). 

It is essential for your child's progress that they read at home as often as possible.

Library books are changed on Monday

Please remember to pack your child's reading book in their book bag.  Lost or damaged books will result in a charge of £2.

Work for children who are isolating

Please use the websites below to support your child with their learning at home:   - (maths, reading and spelling) your child has been given an individual username, password and school-code. Please email if you require this.!/ (reading) (cross curricular)


This pack is available to download on

Below are some great practical ideas!

Last update: 2021-11-02