Class Teacher:

Miss Dyas


Staff in Our Class:


Our Class Governor:

How can you support me at home?

Here are some websites that children can access from home to support learning in school.

This website has a selection of phonics games to support children at different levels of phonic ability. The games can be found under the different phases of phonics. Playing these types of games, helps to develop children’s reading and writing skills.

This website is designed to support children with timetables skills - teachers have set appropriate times tables for children to practice in a fun but competitive manor. Year 1 will be practising the 2 times tables, 5 times tables and the 10 times table.

This website has both worksheets and games children can assess to support all the different maths skills. The website is broken down into sections as taught in school.



 Homework Days:


Your child will be tested every Monday morning and will receive next week’s spellings on the same day. If your child is absent on the day of the spelling test, all the spellings will be made available on the school website. It is vitally important that you help your child practise their spellings as much as possible, as this knowledge can be transferred into their reading and writing ability. In the Elephant class, all the adults are striving to develop competent and confident readers and writers by the end of this academic year.

In terms of the times tables, by the end of year 1 your child will be expected to know their 2, 5, and 10 times tables. You can practise their timetables with your child as much as you possibly can. Your child will be tested on their times tables every Friday, which will be the times table they are currently working towards becoming secure with.






Monday & Tuesday






Our Class Animal:

Each class, has been given a different animal ( from a dragonfly all the way to a panther) to represent their class. You're probably wondering why? As a school, we wanted to be able to identify each class by a different animal, increasing in size through the different year groups. 

We are the Elephant class! Our class animal is called ‘Elmer’.

Did you know?


Elephants are the largest land mammals

They only eat fruit, plants and grass, they don’t eat meat.

Elephants can live for up to 70 years.


This year we will have a special elephant in the class.  Every Friday, a child will be chosen to take it home for the weekend.  The children will be encouraged to write about their adventures and share some images of their time together.  Every child in the class will have the opportunity to spend a weekend with the elephant.


 Do you know anymore facts about elephants? Maybe you could write them down and give them to your class teacher?

All About Me:


My name is Miss Dyas and I am going into my third year of teaching here at Smawthorne Henry Moore Primary school. I have worked in Year 4 for the past two years and I am very excited to be taking on my new role in Year 1.

Teaching has been my ambition of mine from an early age. My aim is to have a positive impact on children’s lives and inspire them to go for their goals and reach their full potential. I find my role as a teacher extremely rewarding and I love to watch the children flourish throughout the year. 

I am also the PE coordinator which is a fantastic opportunity to lead and organise sporting events within school.  Exercise is an essential part of children’s lifestyles therefore, I work alongside colleagues to raise the importance of PE and fitness within PE lessons, outside on the playground and in extracurricular activities. 



Autumn 1:



Information About Our Homework:




Our weekly handwriting is based upon a different letter of the alphabet and words that have that specific letter in it. We are focusing on teaching the children the correct letter formation, size and orientation as well as writing the letter on the line.



The children are tested every Monday on their spellings. During the Autumn Term the children will be tested on the Year 1 Common Exception Words. This may change depending on children’s scores.

The children will be tested on 5 spellings each week. This may change depending their scores each week.


For a full list of spellings see the school website.



Autumn 2018 Term Events:

English Focus:

Maths Focus:



Autumn 2018 Term Educational Visits:



Science Focus:

Topic Focus:

My Challenge:

Can you think of an animal for each letter of the alphabet?

How is Progress Measured in Year One?


 Across school we use a consistent approach to assessment, using a range of methods. During lessons teachers will use AFL ( Assessment for learning) strategies to assess the children's knowledge and understanding. This will then allow the teacher to judge where the class and each child's next step will be. Throughout the school year, we  carry out assessment weeks where children complete a Maths, Science and SPaG assessment, followed by a piece of assessed writing. The teacher will then assess the children taking into account the assessment papers and what the child is like in class. 


National Curriculum Objectives:





What do the children in our class have to say?



What have we been up to in our class?