Welcome to Year 1          Spring 1 Term

Meet the Team 

Wendy Goodall                                                                 mrs-brooksbank

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

Welcome back!    Hope everyone had a good Christmas and

Happy New Year!

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.


The children will begin their writing focus on the story of Cinderella. This will fit in nicely with the key stage 1 visit to the pantomime. The children will be able to draw on this exciting  experience to help them with their writing. They will learn about the characters, the setting and the sequence of the story.


We will begin the term by returning to look at place value.The children should be able to identify numbers that are one more than and one less than any given number. They will practise writing the number words to 20 and they will practise counting in 2’s,5’s and 10’s. They will learn to identify missing numbers in different number sequences.

Later on this term the children will continue to learn about calculations. We will start with adding and subtracting using number lines and objects to help with working out. Then we will introduce the idea of sharing as a way of finding halves and quarters.The children will learn how to write the term half and quarter as a fraction and they will learn to find a half and a quarter of shapes and objects.



Our science topic this term is Materials

We will be using the story of The 3 little pigs and the children will discover lots of facts about different materials as they find out which materials are best for building houses. They will learn new vocabulary, and be introduced to the idea of a fair test whilst testing out materials in different ways.


Our RE topic this term is

Belonging to a Muslim Family

The children will learn about the differences between the christian religion and the religion of Islam.

We will find out where Muslims people go to pray and who they pray to.

We learn about different Muslim festivals and traditions.




This term our topic is Kings and Queens

The children will learn about the different monarchs of Great Britain through history.

We will start by learning about our current Monarch Queen Elizabeth 11.

We will discover what if means to be Queen and what the Queens job entails. We will find out about her homes and her family and decide what we would do if we were King or Queen.