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Year 1


Year 1


Value: Respect

Hello again.... and welcome back.

Our topic for this term is 'Art Attack'. We will be basing our work around storytelling, illustrations and some fabulous art works.Through this we will cover all areas of the curriculum. If your child does anything at home that supports our topic, please send it in as it is always lovely to celebrate children's enthusiasm for learning.

By Kandinsky


Spring Term 2018

Areas of Learning

By Kerri Ambrosino



This term your child will be looking at place value, initially within 20 and then within 50. They will begin to develop their understanding of addition and subtraction with a focus on their bonds to 20. We will also include multiples of 2, 5 and 10. Year 1 will also be looking at measurement, which will include length, height, weight and volume

We will also be setting each child up with their own Mathletics password so that they access maths games at home and at school. Letters with more information will be sent home in week 3.


Your child will be following our Read Write Inc program, as well as exploring a range of stories and non-fiction books based around our topic. If you have the opportunity to visit our wonderful local library to support your child’s learning then that would be fantastic.


As a scientist your child will be finding out about plants and growing This is done very practically as we believe that to be a true scientist you must be able to investigate.


Your child will continue to learn about seasonal changes and the weather but will also be given the opportunity to learn about the local area. This will include field trips to Barnards Green and will enable them to create and complete surveys by collecting data.


Year 1 will continue to develop their keyboard skills, although mouse control is now much improved. Coding has been a great success and all children have had the opportunity to create their own programs. The next step is to learn to debug programs.


Art takes centre stage this term. We will be looking at a number of artists and their works.

Much of our English writing will be art reviews and fact files.  Key Stage 1 aim to finish the term with a rather fabulous art exhibition which families will be invited to.

Some of the artists you may want to look at: Kerri Ambrosino, Kandinsky, Mondrian, Georgia O’Keefe and Paul Klee.


The school value is ‘Respect’. This will be a whole school focus and will play an important part in our class assemblies and class-based group work. We place a great deal of importance on the teaching of our values and any support at home is hugely appreciated.


In Religious Education we will focus on a key question.

What is a Christian and what do they believe?



Your child will be developing their co-ordination and balance in gymnastics and dance, as well as improving their ball skills through games played during outdoor PE


 If you are looking to introduce your child to new authors then please take the opportunity to head to our lovely local library,

Authors/illustrators you may like to look for: Eric Carle, Dr Seuss, Michael Rosen, Quentin Blake, Allen Ahlberg, Tony Ross, Oliver Jeffers.





Don't forget to check out our School Council broadcasts...


If you would like to watch our GMPS broadcasts, then please go to our Homepage and click News and then School Council.


For your information....

All families will be welcome at our

Art Exhibition which will be held towards the end of term.  More information will follow. Watch this space.....

Other news....

We still continue to link with our sister school in Tanzania and our staff have returned full of exciting future plans for the link. The new kitchen is now finished much to the delight of our Tanzanian friends. Thanks to all the support you as parents and the staff at

Great Malvern Primary have shown.



Quick Reminder

Your child will do PE at least twice a week and sometimes more.  Children will need a full PE kit that should remain in school. Please remember to name everything.

1B will have PE on Wednesday and Friday.

1W will have PE on Monday and Friday

Forest School

The children have access to the exciting Forest school area throughout the whole of the year. They are given opportunities to use a variety of equipment to build dens, climb trees, pond dip, dig for minibeasts and use rope and pieces of wood to make their own swings.
*Please can you make sure that your child has warm clothing and wellies, especially through the winter months.*



* We ask that you hear your child read at least 3 times a week and record this in their reading record.

* Your child must have their PE Kit in school at all times.
(This must comprise of green shorts/jogging bottoms, a white T-shirt, pair of socks, a pair of trainers for outdoor PE)

* Your child must have a named water bottle in school every day.


* Please make sure your child brings their Book bag to school every day.

Please feel free to pop in and talk to us about any worries or concerns before or after school.


Many thanks,
The Year 1 Team.
Mrs Winfield, Mrs Bolton, Mrs Jones,
Mrs Dean and Mrs Philpotts

Please take the time to look through the photographs of the children learning in their school environment.

Your child has recently received a 'Global password' Every child in education in Worcestershire has one so that they can access the 'Worcestershire Learning Gateway'. This gateway allows your child to have free access to many programmes including; Education City, jit, J2E, I Am Learning and 2Simple software. Please take advantage of these great resources with your child as they are great learning resources to be enjoyed at school and home.

For more information please contact Mrs Perry.



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