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, we will continue to secure the children’s knowledge and understanding of nouns, adjectives and verbs. We will be ensuring that children understand when to use a capital letter correctly and that they can use question marks and exclamation marks. There will be an emphasis on ensuring that what we write makes sense. Our other focuses for this half term include writing about characters thoughts and feelings. The children will also be writing their own poem with a surprise at the end!



In Mastering Number, the children will be focusing on numbers to 20 and what these numbers consist of.

In Maths we will then be learning numbers to 100. We will be bridging back to what the children have already learnt about number bonds, addition and subtraction and how we can use these to help us with our new learning. The children will also be measuring and recapping odd and even numbers.


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 One Curriculum Map, this has all the information about what we will be learning.   



    Summer 1 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