Beaufort Road, Birmingham, West Midlands B16 8HY


St George's Church Of England Primary School

Our love of Learning Leads us to Excellence

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

The Year 1 team this year are: Mrs Doyle and Mrs Yates.

Hello and welcome to the Year 1 class page. Hope this gives you all the information you need and keeps you updated on what we are getting up to in Year 1. If however, you have any questions/queries/concerns or just want to have a chat then please come and speak to either myself or Mrs Yates. We are here to help and ensure that you and your child feels safe, valued and most importantly is fulfilling their full potential.


School Dinners

All the children in Year 1 are entitled to a school meal every day. 


P.E. lessons will take place on a Tuesday and a Wednesday. Please make sure your child comes to school wearing their P.E. kit on these days.

Reading Book and Library Books

The children will be assigned a book via We advise that you if you are going to be using a phone or an Ipad that you download the Ebooks app. Each child has their own username and password. This book will be assigned on a Monday and matches their developing phonic knowledge.  Your child should be able to use their decoding strategies e.g. sounding out and blending to read this book out loud to an adult. 

 They will also have the opportunity to pick a reading for pleasure book from the school library.

All children have a reading record that we ask parents/family members  to sign every day. We strongly encourage that these reading records are brought into school on a Friday so that we can sign them off and that children can then be rewarded.



Homework will be handed out on a Friday and will link with the learning that has taken place in class that week. We ask that it is returned by the following Wednesday.

Spellings will also be sent out on a Friday for the children to learn for a spelling test the following week. We will inform you of your child’s spelling score when we send out the new set of spellings. 

Kind regards, 

The Year 1 Team

Upcoming events/trips

Visit to St Georges Church  -Tuesday 8th February as part of our RE curriculum


Visit to Back to Back Houses - Tuesday 15th March as part of our Geography/History learning.  

Year One Phonics Information



What are Year One learning this term?



In Maths, we will focusing on addition to 20

In Geography we are learning about the 7 continents, 5 oceans and countries that make up the UK.. We enjoy singing the following songs to help us remember:

Seven Continents Song - Bing video

Five Oceans Song - Bing video

UK Geography/ UK Country - Bing video

In History we are learning about toys from the past and how they have changed over time. 

100 Years of Toys ★ - Bing video

We also discovered how old Mrs Doyle is as she had a Care Bear when she was in Y1 and that was a long time ago!!!!