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Primary School

Year 1

Welcome to Avon 1 and Mere 1


The children’s learning journey continues from the Early Years Foundation Stage into Key Stage 1,  beginning with Year 1.  We do lots of hands on learning through our inspiring and engaging curriculum.

Our children broaden their understanding of the world and develop their vocabulary through topic work; combining science, design and technology, geography, history and religious education (RE), including educational visits. Key texts allow them access to information and ways to explore and imagine the world. These texts also enable them to apply their increasing knowledge of letters and sounds (phonics).  They develop their understanding of number and calculation which they investigate and apply to problem solving in mathematics and other subjects. Our children develop their expressive and communication skills through speaking, writing, art, dance and music. Through PE they learn greater control of their bodies and how to work cooperatively.  Our children learn about relationships between people and how we all need our own space too.


Throughout the year, children develop self-esteem and gain empathy through working collaboratively.  They learn about diversity and respect through our key concepts of: BELONGING, RESPECT, CARE, TRUST and LOVE, which are built in to all areas of learning.

Year 1 Key Texts

Shared Stories


PE is on Wednesdays.

On Monday, children should bring their PE kit (in a bag with their name clearly labelled), which should include:

- white t-shirt

- black jogging bottoms/leggings/shorts

- trainers (a change of footwear)

Earrings and other jewellery should not be worn. 



Educational places of interest in our locality


  • New Walk Museum
  • Abbey Pumping Station:
  • Abbey Park petting corner
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Highfields Library
  • Highfields Community Centre
  • The National Space Centre
  • Curve Theatre
  • King Richard III Visitor Centre
  • Leicester Castle
  • Gorse Hill Farm



Year 1 Design and Technology: 3D castles with functional drawbridges

NSPCC Assembly

Parents learning Phonics alongside their children!

Websites to support learning
We've had 1 1 0 9 0 4 visitors
Our online 'live' lessons are running well. We would like to say a huge thank you to our parents, carers and staff for their hard work in making this happen. We are pleased to see so many children interacting with their class teachers in these difficult circumstances. Keep safe.