Baines Road, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire DN21 1TE


The Gainsborough Charles Baines Community Primary School

Together we achieve

Year 1

Welcome to our Year 1 class page



  Here you will be able to see all the wonderful things we have been doing in Year 1.


Miss Henderson – Monday (am), Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (am)

Miss Foster – Monday (pm) and Friday (pm)

Teaching Assistants
We are very lucky to have Mrs Burder, Mrs Painter and Miss Lindsay supporting us this year.

PE days

Our PE days are Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Please ensure you child has their PE kit on these days and that it is in line with the school uniform policy. We also require earrings to be taken out or taped up for PE lessons.

This term our theme is


This project teaches children about everyday life and families today, including comparisons with childhood in the 1950s, using artefacts and a range of different sources.


Below is a list of what else we will be covering throughout the Autumn term:

Maths – Place Value, addition and subtraction
Science – Everyday materials
PE – Multi skills
Music – Charanga ‘Hey, hey you!’
Computing – Computing systems and networks
PSHE – Being me in my world
RE - Christianity
Art – Mix it
Design and Technology – Funny faces and fabulous features.


Reading books are sent home daily but books will be changed every Friday. To support reading at home we are sending home a book to read for pleasure these are to share together.


Please read with your child as much as possible. We recommend that children read 3 times a week at home. When children have read please write in their reading diaries the name of the book, date, page number and comment on their reading.


Team points are awarded to children who read at home. When your child has read 45 book titles they will get a prize to keep, a brand new book of their choice from Mrs Simmonds.



Children will be given homework on a Friday along with their weekly overview.

We ask that homework is returned by the following Wednesday. Each week children will have a short Maths activity linked to the learning of the week, a theme task (often hands-on, arty or practical), some reading and spellings.


Each week, children will have 5 spellings to practice from the Year 1 common exception words, which will be sent home on a pink card.

This is so that the children will have had all the common exception words over the term. These will then be repeated over the year.

If these are misplaced, please do ask for another copy.

If you need any support with your child's learning, please contact us either via the school office and we will get back to you as soon as we can or via email -

We are always here to help and support you and your child in any way we can.

Thank you

Year 1 Team