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Year 1

Year 1


Dear Parents,


Hello and welcome to the spring term in year 1! Below is some information about our learning this term.


“Kings and Queens”



In the first half term, we will be focusing on numbers to 50. We will look at comparing and ordering numbers before moving on to addition and subtraction.


Over this term, we will be looking at a variety of texts to inspire the children’s writing. We will start by looking at fairy tales and writing to entertain. Our text for this unit will be The Princess and the Pea. After this, we will look at instructions with the book Beegu by Alexis Deacon.



In science, we will be learning about materials. There will be lots of opportunities to investigate suitable materials for various different uses and we will be comparing, grouping and thinking about fair testing.



History this term will look at different kings and queens. We will be finding out what makes a good monarch and looking at King John, Richard III, Charles I, Elizabeth I, Charles III and Elizabeth II.



This term we will be starting off the children’s learning by getting used to logging on to a computer – improving the children’s typing skills. We will use online tools such as sketchpad to develop our understanding.



In Art we will be developing our drawing skills and we look forward to exploring various different lines.


Our value this term is courage. We will also be looking at adults in and out of school in our lessons.



RE in the spring term will focus on Christianity.





During indoor PE we will be enjoying learning about gymnastics.







 Additional Information

PE kit




P.E lessons are on Tuesday.  Please make sure they bring a full P.E kit in school which should include: White T- shirt, bottle green shorts, long black football socks, suitable trainers/pumps, warm black or green jogging bottoms and an extra green sweatshirt. This will be kept in school so that the children can change into it on their PE days.


Water bottles & healthy tuck







Reading books will be sent home daily. There will be a reading book that is matched to their reading level and a ‘bedtime book’ which they choose independently and could be read to them by an adult if needed. It is important that you read every day with your child and record their reading in your child’s reading diary. Your child will need to bring their books and diaries to school every day. The children will also receive weekly spellings and some extra homework challenges.




Yours sincerely,


Mrs Davies & Miss Martin


Year 1 Trip to Malvern Festival of Stories




On Wednesday 25th November, we visited The Malvern Festival of Stories. We had a fabulous time and enjoyed watching Pinocchio.  



For regular updates about what happens on our classes, don’t forget to visit our Year 1 page on the school website and our Twitter pages: 












Bedtime Book Letter

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