Welcome to Year 1          Summer 1 Term

Meet the Team 

Wendy Goodall                                                miss-t-crabtree-teaching-assistant                 mrs-brooksbank

Mrs Goodall – Class Teacher.                   Miss Crabtree – Teaching Assistant                Mrs Brooksbank – Reading Volunteer   

We are looking forward to the Autumn 2 term

Useful Class Information

PE – Our PE day is Tuesday. All children need a PE kit in school – It helps if all items and pump bags are named.


Reading books are sent home everyday and we ask parents to sign the reading log every night when you have heard your child read. We appreciate parents help with reading and it has proven that it helps children to make more rapid progress with their reading.

Mr Sloth

year-1-web-015Mr Sloth is our class teddy. He chooses 1 child to come home with every Friday and we ask them to look after him for the weekend. They also need to record their time with him in his special book.

Base Groups

The children may talk to you about this. Base groups happen on Friday morning. The children will now belong to a group(Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald or Topaz) where they will have opportunities to discuss their behaviour, attendance, smartness and effort each week. Children who stay green all term will obtain a good to be green badge to wear.


We ask that any money which is to be  handed in to school is in a named envelope.You can then give it to staff on the door at the start of the school day.

Please ask school staff if there is anything else you need to know. We are always happy to help.


This term we are using the story Tree by Britta Teckentrup to help us learn about the seasons. The story has lots of rhyming words which we will use to help us create our own seasonal poems. We will consider in the story how new beginnings are happening in our lives all the time. The children will have opportunities to learn and use new vocabulary in their writing.



The children will be learning to use and follow positional and directional language.

We will have fun out in the playground having treasure hunts and playing instructional games with a partner.

Help at home by teaching children left and right. They will be learning about whole, half and quarter turns moving forwards, backwards,up and down. We will be designing our own board games which will require the children to follow directional clues.



Our science topic is the Seasons.

We will be finding out how the seasons change as the year progresses and what happens during each of the seasons.

We will discuss and find out which are our favourite seasons by creating a pictogram to show which time of year is the most popular




Our Re topic this term all abut the church and prayer. We will have a visit to Christ Church in Windhill and Reverend Mark will explain what happens in the church and what different parts of the church are used for.

We will learn to recite The Lords Prayer and read stories from the bible.




This term our topic is How can we become great artists.

The children will have lots of opportunities to observe different pieces of art work. They will learn to describe them in detail and say what they like and think about them.The children will practice using paint, pencil and pastels to create their own artwork.

The children will also learn how music can be created.They will have opportunities to use different instruments and create their own compositions