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Ash (Y1)

Welcome to Ash Class

Class teacher: Miss Harrop

This page is for our parents and pupils to see what learning we have achieved, for updates, key dates and helpful websites. 

If you wish to contact Miss Harrop directly, please email at

PE for Ash Class is on Thursdays

Homework is due every Friday. Spelling Tests are on Fridays

Key Dates 

15th Sept: Y1 RE Workshop (delivered by the library service)

22nd Sept: National Fitness Day - children come wearing sports wear

2nd Oct: Owl Visit for FS & KS1

13th Oct: School Photographs

21st - 29th Oct: Half-term holidays

30th Oct: Halloween Disco 3:30 - 5:30pm

3rd Nov: Feel Good Friday

9th Nov: Boggledy Books

13th Nov: Odd Socks Day & Anti-bullying Week

16th Nov: Parent's evening

12th Dec Nativity 10:30am-11:00am and 2:00pm-2:30pm

18th Dec: Christmas Film Night 3:30-5:30pm

19th Dec: Christmas Carol @ St Margaret's Church - 10:30

19th Dec: Christmas Disco FS/KS1 1:00-3:00pm

24th Jan: M&M Productions: Robin Hood Pantomime 

2nd Feb: Internet Safety Workshop

2nd Feb NSPCC Number Day- dress up as a rockstar

5th Feb: Valentine's Day Movie Night 3pm - 5pm

5th-9th Feb: Children's Mental Health Week

6th Feb: Safer Internet Day

8th Feb Valentine's Disco

20th Feb Pancake's in School

23rd Fed Feel Good Friday- Dress up

27th Feb Y1 Victorian Workshop from the Library Service

5th Mar Weston Park Museum Trip

7th Mar World Book Day

8th School Photographs - Whole class

11th - 15th Mar British Science Week

12th & 13th Mar Reading Breakfast - see letter

15th - Comic Relief

19th KS1 Christian Workshop at St Margaret's 

21st Mar Boggledy Books

26th Mar Parent's Evening

19th Apr Y1 Terrific Toys workshop- limited places- please contact the office

26th Apr Ian's Mobile Farm @BJA- £1 contribution

29th Apr International Dance Day

13th -17th May Mental Health Awareness Week

16th May Census

20th -24th May Walk to School Week

22nd May Friendsday Wednesday- wear bright colours + donation

10th -14th June Y1 Phonics Screening Check

14th Jun Feel Good Friday

17th -21st Jun National School Sports Week

18th Jun School Sports Day

21st Jun World Music Day

1st -5th Jul Children's Art Week

4th Jul Boggledy Books

9th Jul Y1 Yorkshire Wildlife Park Trip

Summer 1


Our current book that we are reading is 'Manfred the Baddie' by John Fardell.

We will be using this text to create a character description for a wanted poster, a get well card, instructions for making a sandwich and to create a coming strip. We will be using adjectives, verbs, the suffixes -er and -est. Here is a link to a video reading the book if you wish to read this book at home.

Manfred the Baddie

We will be applying our phonic knowledge when reading and spelling words as well as applying the correct punctuation to sentences and rereading what we have written to ensure that it makes sense.

For more information about how we teach English at BJA, please visit our Writing page.

The pupils will be provided with 10 weekly spellings as part of their homework. The pupils will be tested on their spelling knowledge every Friday. The pupils can practice their spellings by clicking on the link below which will direct them to Spelling Shed, our spelling scheme. Pupils logins are located on page 11 in their planners. Please speak to Miss Harrop if you have any queries.




At Brookfield Junior Academy we follow the Read Write Inc. phonics programme to promote fluent, confident readers who develop a love and enjoyment of reading. 

  • We aim to ensure every child is able to read at age-related expectations, regardless of their background, needs or abilities.
  • We aim to ensure all pupils, including the weakest readers, make sufficient progress to meet or exceed age-related expectations.
  • We aim to ensure the teaching of reading develops pupils’ vocabulary, language comprehension and a love of reading.
  • We aim to ensure pupils have the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of exciting stories, poems, rhymes and non-fiction.

The pupils are taught phonics daily, with extra tuition for target pupils and with extra practice sessions in the lead up to the phonics screening check. The pupils will complete a ‘Read and Repeat’ cycle. This means each week each child will take home:

  • 1 taught ditty/Story book
  • 1 book bag book
  • 1 ‘reading for pleasure’ book for their parents/ carers to read to them to develop a love of reading  

It is expected that pupils will read their phonics books '4 or more times a week'. Please make sure you evidence this in your child's planner. For more information please visit our Phonics page.

Below is a link to access Ruth Miskin's RWI portal videos to help you support your child's reading at home:

RWI Parent Films



At BJA, we follow the White Rose Maths scheme of learning which underpins the values behind the mastery approach to teaching mathematics.There are many elements to the teaching and learning of Maths: it is not only the ability to calculate (being mathematically fluent) but also the ability to apply these skills to real life scenarios (solve problems and investigate) and also to talk knowledgeably about mathematical working (reasoning).

This term we will be covering the following units:

  • Measurement: Height and Length
  • Measurement: Mass and Volume
  • Measurement: Money
  • Multiplication: Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s

Please click on the links below to view our Long Term Plan and Curriculum Intent. For more information on how we teach maths at BJA, please see our Mathematics page.

Year 1 Maths Long Term Plan

Maths Curriculum Intent

Below you will see a number of different websites to support your child with their mathematical learning. Please look on page 11 of your child's planner for their Numbot login.

Please speak to Miss Harrop if you require assistance. 




In Science this term we are focusing on plants, which involves labelling a flowering plant, acknowledging what a plant needs in order to survive, as well as identifying common plants and trees. We will be describing the shape of different leaves and comparing them. We will use our observational skills to identify a range of leaves, plants and trees. 



In Geography we will be focusing on different cities, counties around the United Kingdom. This will follow on from our prior local area unit, expanding to the National Context. We will be identifying the similarities and differences between villages, towns and cities, We will also be comparing physical and natural features within these places. 



For computing, we will be focusing on the unit: Digital Writing; where we will be practicing our keyboard skills to create a piece of writing to publish. This will link to our English topic.  



Religious Education (RE)

In RE this term, we will be focusing on the unit: 'How do different religions show belonging?' We will be exploring the core values of the Christian, Jewish and Islamic faiths, focusing on community and shared experiences with others. The pupils will also study key ceremonies including how people are welcomed into these communities e.g baptism, wedding, baby shower, Aqiqah











In RSHE this term we will be involved in discussions surrounding 'Online screen time' This unit related to our prior learning of being healthy and answering the question 'How much is too much screen time'. This will allow the children to look at their own screen usage and question how we can set daily limits to ensure we maximise our physcal and mental health. 

Design and Technology

In DT this term we will focusing on 'preparing food'. This will link to our prior science learning of the senses where we use our sense of taste to identify whether foods are sweet, salty, sour or bitter. We will then be designing our own fruit salad, preparing it and tasting our product. This will involve using utensils to prepare different food, talking about health and safety.