Handforth Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 2LX

01625 466910

The Wilmslow Academy


Welcome to Year 1 with Mrs Williams 


Our Year One Classroom has a caring and nurturing environment where the children can flourish, succeed and build up their independence as they make the transition from the Early Years Foundation Stage. The children will have opportunities to build on those fundamental skills through enquiry, exploration and use of their imagination.



In English, for the final half term, we will be writing our own version of The Tiger Who Came to Tea.  The children will be encouraged to use a wider range of conjunctions to help lengthen and link sentences. The children will be asked to check and correct their own writing as well as being encouraged to edit and improve their own writing. They will also work on their comprehension skills and be encouraged to read a wide range of text during reading for pleasure. 



In Maths we will learn how to count in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. We will learn to recognise and count money and use our addition strategies to help count money. We will also have fun learning about positional and direction with the cha cha slide and other fun songs and activities. We will finish the year learning about time, which includes learning the time to the hour and half past, the days of the week, months of the year and sequencing events.


In Phonics, we will continue to use Little Wandle, as well as having our guided reading sessions. 



Your child will be read with three times a week. They will focus on decoding, prosody and comprehension. Your child's reading book is matched appropriately to their phonics level. 

Please aim to read with your child three times a week. This will support fluency, comprehension and expression. 


In Handwriting, we will continue to look at the correct formation of our letters and numbers. In these sessions, we will also be encouraging our hand muscles to work and get stronger by doing some fun finer motor activities.  


Our PE day is on a Tuesday and Wednesday and we will be outside and inside for this half term. Please send your child in with their PE kit on these days with appropriate clothing for the weather. We will be getting changed in school, to support the children's independence with dressing. 


Please see our Summer Two Curriculum Map, this has all the information about what we will be learning.   



  Summer 2 2024.docx


Your child's wellbeing and education is of the utmost importance to me. I believe that the relationship between parent and teacher is as important as the relationship between a teacher and a child. 


I have always had an open door policy for communications with the parents of the children that I teach - If there is ever anything that you would like to discuss with me, please approach me at the end of the school day or email me on the address below.





Please check on our class page weekly for updates

Please see the link for all Year One Information. 

Year One Information.pptx


Click on the link below for information regarding Little Wandle.

Little Wandle-PowerPoint-for-parents-presentation