West Oxford Community Primary School

Welcome to Year 1

Year 1 is an exciting year for our children as they move up to “big school” from Reception, and start to deepen their learning and experience. Led by Ms Liz Newman & Mrs Debra Livesey, the Year 1 team have created a fun and nurturing environment in their welcoming classroom. 

About Year 1

One of the many reasons that year 1 is such a pleasure to teach is that this is the year they really start exploring the world around them and actively seeking out the books and topics that interest them the most. The relationships and friendships that they form this year often carry on throughout the rest of primary school.

This year we build on the phonics foundation the children received in Reception, and start reading more complex and involved sentences and books, and we enjoy exploring themes and relationships in our reading.

Maths starts picking up too, as we come up with new and exciting ways to think about numbers, learning to count to 100 and using multiples of 2, 5 and 10.

Mrs Liz Newman

Year 1 Teacher

Our Curriculum For Year 1

We follow the National Curriculum at the West Oxford Community Primary School. Our team in the classroom works hard to make sure that every child is nurtured and supported as we work together to achieve the milestones set down by the  government, creatively and effectively.

The subjects that we cover include: English, mathematics, science, art and design, citizenship, computing, design and technology, geography, history, languages (Italian), music and physical education.

National Curriculum guidelines for English in Year 1

National Curriculum guidelines for Mathematics in Year 1

National Curriculum guidelines for Science in Year 1

Full list of National Curriculum Subjects for Key Stage 1

What Books Will Your Child Enjoy in Year 1?

Check out this great list of books from The School Reading List. This list of books is put together every year by a team of English teachers, librarians and parents, and features books for all abilities at the year 1 stage.

The School Reading List – Year 1

Year 1 News

Science Workshops

Today, Foundation Class up through Year 6 were able to take part in a Science Workshop run by Oxford Hands On Science. This is a volunteer group of Oxford University PhD students who are studying various fields of science themselves.   The children had a...

Year 1 trip to Medley Manor Farm

Year one spent an exciting afternoon at Medley Manor Farm. They met some very noisy cows and bulls, picked some asparagus and broad beans, ate freshly picked carrots and delicious home made rhubarb cake. They also had a fantastic trailer ride around the farm...

Year 1 – Art Week

During Arts Week Year 1 went on a trip to The Ashmolean Museum for a workshop on Islamic Art.  The children looked at a variety of objects made of glass, wood, ceramics and paper, all decorated with beautiful patterns and calligraphy. They completed jigsaws, drew...

World Book Day Assembly – Thursday 7th March

Well done to everyone who dressed up or brought a book to share on World Book Day. In assembly we looked at the winners of the book cover design contest and we enjoyed sharing our costumes.  

KS1 trip to the Winchester Science Centre

In November Year 1 and 2 had a fantastic trip to the Winchester Science Centre! They visited the planetarium to learn lots of interesting facts about the solar system and they enjoyed exploring all the wonderful hands on exhibits. They also participated in an exciting...

Anti-Bullying Week 12th November

During Anti-Bullying Week we met as a whole school on our playground to make a pledge together to Bulldoze Bullying and to work together to prevent bullying at our school.  We held hands in a big circle as a whole school and then made a human wave together to...