ONYX – Year 1


In Onyx we have Ms Akhtar who is the Teacher of the class, Ms Hussain who is HLTA and Mrs Usman and Ms Pasha who are the Teaching Assistants. We are a Year 1 class.

In Year 1, our topic this half term is “Dinosaurs”.  This is a history based topic covering a range of areas including fossils and the famous palaeontologist, Mary Anning.  The topic will start by introducing a range of different dinosaurs; teaching the children how to identify them and analyse and compare their features.

In Literacy the children will be learning the poem “The King of the Dinosaurs” by Paul Cookson.  They will spend time becoming familiar with the poem through drama and oral rehearsal before writing their own poetry.

Handwriting is every day at 8:30.  Breakfast club is 8:00 until 8:30

Homework – Handed in on Wednesday and new homework given on Friday – please ensure children have book bags every day. Reading books read and changed regularly by children – Parents to read at least three times a week and record in reading journal. Also access to bug club reading online with a login https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/

The following clubs will be available this term:

  • Reading club to help improve their comprehension skills at lunch times.
  • Phonics club after school on Mondays to provide additional opportunity to grasp sounds.
  • Other boosters will be taking place in the school day to help meet children’s needs.  Please discuss with the class teacher about these.

Onyx class have PE every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon and all children need to bring their own PE kits (black shorts/leggings and a white T-shirt).

Finally, if you have any problems or there is anything we can help you with please feel free to come in and see us in Year 1 Onyx.


Click the link below to download a PDF of the curriculum booklet for the first half of this term.

Curriculum Information for Parents & Carers for the 1st half of the Summer Term 2017

Staff info

Mr S Taylor – Teacher

Ms C Standsfield – Learning Support