Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Year 1 is made up of two classes. Class 3 is taught by Miss Broughton and Class 4 is taught by Mrs Atamaniuk, Mrs Rowe and Miss King, who will be joning Milford as a Teach First student.

All Year 1 children will have the opportunity to reach their full potential and be the best they can be. Year 1 children will show the Milford Values: Motivation, Independence, Learning, Forward Thinking, Outstanding, Respect and Determination.

PE is on Wednesday. Please make sure your child’s PE kit includes:

  • Plain white PE top
  • Plain blue/black jogging bottoms
  • Plain blue/black shorts
  • Spare socks
  • Trainers/plimsolls (these need to be different from what they wear in the day)
  • Plain blue/black sweatshirt/hoodie
  • Tape/plasters for earrings

Please name everything. It is very hard for us to return/find lost PE kit that is not named.



In English we have shared texts that the children have some experience of the settings. One book we have covered was ‘The Toys’ Party’ where Kipper tried to make a cake. In his cake he put in baked beans  and tomato ketchup!

We made the cake but it smelt awful!

The children wrote about the cake we made.

When writing, we encourage the children to say the sentence aloud, count the words and then write it using a phoneme grid.


In Maths we have concentrated on place value. It is important that the children can recognise and explain the difference between 12 and 21. 12 is made up of 1 ten and 2 ones and the children have been learning to represent these numbers pictorially.


In science all the children have been on a walk to find signs of Autumn. Our site is particularly beautiful at this time of year and the children have enjoyed collecting leaves and using them to create a tree inside!

We have also learnt about our 5 senses through guessing the smells in smell pots, feeling objects in a feely bag and going on a sensory walk.

During the afternoons we have had the opportunity to play with some traditional toys as well as making them.

We also get the opportunity to share books in the reading corner.

Design and Technology

Recently we have been tasting dips and evaluating them.

This week we are designing a healthy sandwich and then making it. We will then have a picnic and eat it!

Year 1 Team