Year 1 2023 - 2024

Mrs Chorlton


Welcome to Year One! 

Mrs Chorlton is your teacher in Year 1.  Working alongside Mrs Chorlton are Mrs Townsend and Miss Ainsworth 


In Year 1, you will carry on your learning journey from Reception and there are lots of exciting activities to keep you busy in our classroom.

Here are some the units of work you will cover over the year:

Science: All about me, animals, materials, plants

History: Toys from the past, castles, famous explorers

Geography: Weather, local area, United Kingdom


Just like the rest of school, we use Maths No Problem for maths. 

We also have daily phonics lessons using Read, Write Inc phonics.  Learning to read is very important, so please make sure you read at home as much as you can!

In literacy we explore traditonal tails and high quality texts, the main focus is to write in full sentences using your phonics for spelling and starting to use basic punctucation. 

Key Days: 

Tuesday and Thursday are PE days please come to school in your PE kit on these days 

Homework is given out every Friday and to be returned by the following Thursday. Homwork and weekly spellings will be put on Google Classroom. 

Reading books are changed on a Monday and kept all week, please bring in your reading diary daily so we can award house points to thoes children reading 3+ times a week 


In June all children in year 1 will take a Phonics Screening check. As this appraoches we will have a meeting in school, I have also attached the parents information booklet to this page. 

Literacy and Maths Websites to use at home

Use these websites to help with your writing and numeracy skills...

Phonics Play


ICT Games



Phonics Videos See RWInc and Learning to Read pages



Files to Download

Gorsewood Primary School

Gorsewood Road, Murdishaw, Runcorn, WA7 6ES