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John Clifford Primary & Nursery School ‘Be your best. Celebrate success. Together we will be successful.’

Year 1

Welcome to Year One


Miss Garforth - Honeysuckle Class

Ms Bamford - Snapdragon Class (Mondays)

Miss Wain -Snapdragon Class  (Tuesday-Friday)

Miss King - Year 1 Teaching Assistant

Miss Hydes- Year 1 Teaching Assistant



Welcome to our Year One information page. Over the year, we will update this page with important information, half termly topic mind maps, examples of work and learning that you can do at home to support your child's progress. 



We hope you have a fantastic half term, stay safe and look after eachother.

See you back at school on Monday 1st November for the beginning of Autumn 2!

This week's Maths - WC 4.10.21 and 11.10.21


This week we have been inspired by the mathematicians Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, Dorothy Vaughan and Dr Christine Darden. We have read the book 'Hidden Figures' by Margot Lee Shetterly which tells the story of these incredible 'human computers' who helped NASA launch Apollo 11 into Space and return it safely home.


You can watch a read along here:

Hidden Figures | Storytime Read Aloud 🚀

Join us for storytime as illustrator Laura Freeman reads the picture book version of Hidden Figures, the incredibly inspiring true story of four Black women ...

We have been doing the tricky 'human computer maths' of using the part-whole model to find all the possible number bonds to 10!


Here's a video to remind you of our work in class.

10 Minute Maths: Number bonds to 10 using the part whole method

In today's #10MinuteMaths, we follow on from number bonds to 10 using a tens frame, to using the part whole method.

This week's English WC 4.10.21 and 11.10.21


This week in English we have been learning about Marcus Rashford by reading non-chronological reports about him. We have created a text map and have been learning the text map. 


Next week, we will use the text map's not create non-chronological report about other Black athletes that we are learning about; Dina Asher-Smith, Anthony Joshua, Mo Farah, Nicola Adams, Ade Adepitan and Jessica Ennis-Hill.

Snapdragon's Text Map

If you would like to work with your child in finding out some facts about their chosen athlete (see note in reading diary on Friday!) then good things to note down would be:


  • Place of birth
  • Age/date of birth
  • Their sporting achievements
  • How long they have been doing their chosen sports
  • If they do anything else/have any hobbies or jobs
  • Any other fun facts you can find


Below, you will find the Marcus Rashford power point we have looked at in class to give us an idea of what we need to include.


We'd love to see your child do a little research at home with your support and will definitely be giving hive points to those who do so.




Y1 Team

Star of the Week 















Reading Stars

We are trying to encourage the children to read at home at least 3 times per week (but even more would be amazing). The children will win a 'Reading Raffle Ticket' if they achieve this goal. We pull children's names out of the raffle box and they are our READING STARS OF THE WEEK. Find out this week's winners below!






Well done stars!


Here are the passports for both Honeysuckle and Snapdragon class. These will give you the opportunity to have a look at a few photographs of your new teachers, classrooms and other key areas you will use this year.

Take a look inside Snapdragon classroom...




Take a look inside Honeysuckle classroom...