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Welcome to Year 1!

Welcome to Year 1!


Teachers: Miss Hilton and Miss Downey
LSA: Miss Gagg and Mrs Donnelly
Student Teacher: Miss Newman 

Summer 1  

Topic- Enchanted Woodland! 


Our new topic is based around the theme of an 'Enchanted Woodland'  which we know will encourage and develop the children's imagination! Within topic, we will be joining in with lots of arts and crafts activities. We will be using natural resources from the woodland to create different pieces of artwork. Children will also be creating maps of the Woodland area, which include adding a key.

In English we will begin to get creative! We are going to use the skills that we have gained so far this year to write creative stories.

In Maths we will be continuing on with our Singapore Maths workbooks. We will begin to learn about money and time!

In Science we will be learning all about the environment in which we live. Children will be identifying local plants/trees and their structure.

In R.E we will be looking at 'What makes places sacred?' We will be looking at different religions and places that are special to them



PE  will be on Tuesday and Thursday. Please make sure that you bring have your PE kit in school EVERY DAY! Year 1 have been lucky enough to have been selected for wrestling again this term!  This has helped with children's confidence and self-esteem! 

Your PE kit needs to have:  pumps/trainers, black shorts, white t-shirts (T-shirts with the school logo are available!).


Well done for your fantastic homework this half term! We loved your dinosaur masks, board games and dinosaur facts! We can see how much effort you have put in. Children will receive a new homework sheet during the first week of term with tasks linked to our new topic; The Enchanted Woodland.

We are especially grateful to those who have been keeping up with the weekly homework! Keep up the good work!


 Reading at home
Some good progress is being made in reading but please continue to read with your child each night and make a comment/sign in their reading record as this is monitored. Regular reading will greatly support your child especially coming up to the phonics screening test! We really appreciate your engagement with this.


Please take time to help your child learn their spellings each week. They are very important in helping your child to write with more confidence. We will be sending spellings home each week based on the keywords that they need to know for their year group. The best ways to learn them are through games so they could create their own word searches, make their own snap or memory game with them, or turn them into jigsaws. They could practise writing them in bubble writing, rainbow colours, crosswords,… the list is endless! Just make it fun!


Next term we will be going on an
exciting trip to the park, too take part in a special fairy picnic! We will also be visiting the library. More details about both of these will be given closer to the dates.



  • Our school day starts at 8.45am. Children will come into the classroom on their own, and they can be collected outside the classroom door at 2.55pm
  • Staying hydrated helps us to learn so please make sure that your child has a water bottle in school with them everyday.
  • Could we also ask that you make sure your child has their name in their uniforms and PE kits to avoid any confusion if they take their jumpers off.
  • Make sure you remember to read every night in preparation for the phonics screener!

    If you have any questions or queries we are always around at the end of the day to have a quick chat or feel free to contact the office to make an appointment!