Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Spring 2019

Happy New Year!

Welcome back, we hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. The children have all settled back into school life very well and are excited to start working on our exciting new topics!


This term in Topic, we will be exploring the past, through Florence Nightingale and  her work in hospitals. After half-term, we’ll be switching and focusing on cities and capitals throughout the UK. We will investigate everyday materials and their properties, to find out which is the best for our day to day tasks. Our art for the term will be focused on collage pieces and incorporating a variety of textures throughout our work.

In Come & See, the topic is ‘Special People’, so we will be learning about the people within our parish and the jobs they do for us.

Maths will begin with Shape, then Addition and Subtraction, Place Value to 50, Length & Height and ending with Weight & Volume.

Our core text for English is Rapunzel, followed by Beegu when we come back after half term.

News Books

In Year 1 this term, we’ve introduced News Books to our class on a Monday morning. This gives the children the opportunity to write about what they’ve enjoyed from throughout the weekend, as well as giving me an insight in to the fun they get up to when they aren’t here! Already, we’ve heard lots about Santa and what he brought, as well as trips to the park and Sunday roasts.


Children will continue to learn to read within school, with us adding even more focus onto phonics and guided reading sessions in class. Their books will be changed regularly (if they’ve been read at home) and so just a friendly reminder to take every opportunity to read at home with your child – every night if possible – as it makes such a difference to their learning as a whole!


Homework will continue to be sent home each Friday, to be returned on or before the following Friday. This will be a piece or phonics or maths work, as well as their usual spellings. This should be worked around reading at home. These may be an extension of the work we covered in class that week, or just some extra to really secure their learning.

Useful Notes

Snack is still 50p per week, with that providing milk and biscuits in the morning each day and fresh fruit in the afternoon. Toast is 20p per day, for the children to buy during break time. The children keep this money themselves, to use at break, providing an extra experience for children, of a ‘shop’ type purchase. P.E is Tuesday afternoons and all children will need a kit in school to be able to access P.E fully.

Any queries or questions, feel free to catch me either or a morning or evening to arrange a meeting.

Curriculum Overviews

Mathematics Overview of Learning

Year 1 Gallery