Portugal – Year 1

Hello and welcome to Portugal Class!

The adults working with your children are Miss. Hibbins, Mrs. Turiano, Mrs. Hubbock and Miss. Broadwood. The children will also be taught by Mrs. Latif on a Wednesday afternoon and Mrs. Sturdee on a Friday afternoon. Our aim is to show and engage your children with a fun and exciting curriculum that will instil a breadth of knowledge. Should you wish to speak to any of us, please drop us an email or ask to speak to us after school.

Miss K Hibbins
Mrs Y Turiano
Mrs K Hubbock
Miss C Broadwood



Portugal have PE once a week on a Thursday afternoon. Children need to arrive at school in their PE kit on this day. They will need to wear a full tracksuit in-case of cold weather. They can wear their shorts and t-shirt underneath. Earrings should be removed before arriving at school or, alternatively, your child can remove them before the lesson. Please ensure that all items of clothing are clearly names to ensure they are not lost.

The children are taught a range of PE skills including dance, basketball, tennis, hockey, football and gymnastics. On occasion, we are fortunate enough to have visitors come in and teach the children. The children will have swimming lessons later this year and more information about this will be sent home nearer the time.


Children can bring in one snack for morning break time and if they wish, one snack for afternoon break. This is to be a healthy snack and items such as grapes or olives need to be cut in half. The children also receive a free piece of fruit or a vegetable every afternoon. Please inform us of any allergies your child may have.


Once a half term, your child will get a new homework ‘Bingo Board’ uploaded to the Google Classroom; this can be printed if you are unable to access this online. The children can choose from a range of activities and even repeat some if they would like. We love to see what you’ve been getting up to, so please send in pictures of what you are doing. This can include photos of drawings, diary entries etc., the more creative the better! We would also like to make sure that the children are working on their key English and Mathematical skills at home. Please continue to read with your child and access Education City, My Maths and Purple Mash as much as possible. The login details for this will be given to your children as soon as possible. We will also start rainbow spelling in the Autumn term which will be sent home to practice in preparation for a two-weekly spelling test which will take place on a Friday. We hope you enjoy these activities at home and look forward to seeing what you’ve been getting up to!

Portugal Learning

Key Stage 1 Toy Story – Autumn Term 1


Year 1 Expectations


Reading at home is hugely beneficial for your child. There is no pressure to change your reading book every day, as re-reading the books and discussing the story or information is great for your child’s comprehension. When your child has read on 10 different days, they will receive a prize so make sure that you record this in their reading record. Below is the Year 1 statutory curriculum for reading.


In Year 1, we have 4 English lessons a week and 1 active English lesson, usually on a Friday, where incorporate active activities based around our weekly English learning. In our English lessons, we practise writing for different purposes. During these sessions, we work on developing our letter formation, finger spacing, spelling, capital letter usage and use of basic punctuation. Below is the Year 1 statutory curriculum for writing.


At the end of Year 1, the children are assessed using the National Phonics Screening Test. This is repeated in Year 2 for the children who did not achieve the appropriate level in Year 1. The assessment gathers information on the child’s ability to segment and blend decodable words. To learn more about how we teach phonics, please visit our phonics page under ‘Curriculum’.


English Curriculum:



In Year 1, we plan practical, engaging activities and use a range of resources to support the children, such as uni-fix cubes and 100-squares. Below is the Year 1 statutory curriculum for number work. As well as number work, we also learn to tell the time to the hour and half-hour, learn 2D and 3D shapes and measure using non-standard units.

Maths Curriculum: