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

Please use the following websites if Tapestry is having issues: - 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 - lessons added daily, please watch the 5-7 videos - 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 this half term is...

What's going on in Year 1?

How many planets are in our solar system? Can you name them?                                           What did Alexander Graham Bell invent? What other things has he invented?                                     

Over the half term we will study 3 people who have been 'famous for more than 5 minutes' and look at how their actions changed our world.


In English, we will focus on recapping a variety of writing styles we have covered this year. We will recap poetry, letter/diary entry and newspaper reports. We will look at creating some non-chronological writing about space, and create our own invention and advertise it using persuasive vocabulary. During SPaG lessons, we will focus on adding s and –es to words as well as using the un- prefix in our writing. We will focus on writing with purpose and WOW vocab, when writing we will focus on using our Fred Fingers to Fred Talk the words we need to write.


This half term, we will recap Multiplication and move on to Division as well as continuing to review previous units taught during home schooling. 

Pupils will be able to:

  • use concrete representations to show the concept of division as sharing equally
  • use the strategy of distributing objects equally into groups
  • use concrete representations to show the concept of division as finding the number of groups
  • use the strategy if distributing objects equally in each group


How you can help your child at home? Please work on telling the time to o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to. This will provide your child with a great foundation to build upon as they move into year 2. 


Religious Education


Our religious Education study this half term is Joseph. 

The aim of this unit is to:

  • explore one of the most well-known epic stories of the Old Testament.
  • help pupils to talk about the actions and feelings of the characters and relate them to their own experiences.
  • consider what we can learn from this story.

learn more about the nature and characteristics of God.

Key Questions 

  • How do we know God was with Joseph?
  • I wonder how Joseph was feeling?
  • I wonder why Joseph was a Bible hero?

I wonder what we can learn from this story?

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 Wednesday

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: 2021-06-20