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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!


Welcome back!

I hope you all had a lovely break and are ready for the final term of Year 1! The children are all doing amazing, and I cannot wait to see what they can achieve in the final term





We will be using our phonic knowledge to sound out words, still focusing on forming sentences but also expanding our sentences by using ‘and’ or ‘because’.  We will continue to learn how to use capital letters and full stops in our sentences and check that our sentences make sense!


We will be starting our term looking at the book Beegu! We have had a very exciting visit from Beegu and eventually we will be writing a story based on what we have learnt. We will think of lots of adjectives to add description and how to join two sentences together using ‘and’.



The children will take home a RWI book once a week and a library book for you to enjoy together.  The children will be reminded to take their reading folder home. Please make sure that your child’s reading diary is signed daily.




In Maths this term we are starting by focusing on mass and capacity, learning about how we can measure weight and how we can compare what is full or empty. We will then move to multiplication and division. This will be counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s, making equal groups and making doubles.

As well as this we have a strong focus on remembering our number bonds to 10 and then 20. We also need to know our doubles by the time we leave Year 1!




 This term we will be focusing on the following units:

  • Easter
  • Pentecost
  • Jesus’ teacher and healer.
  • Sharing Jesus’ life.


We will think a lot about what has just happened over Easter and why it is so important to us. This will lead us up to Pentecost, learning about what it is and why we need to learn about it.



Our Science we will also continue to learn about the seasons and the changes they bring. We will also be looking at plants, we will learn about different plants that we can recognise, the different parts of plants, and why we need plants.




This term in History we will be thinking about The First Flight. We will learn all about The Wright Brothers, Amelia Earhart, and Amy Johnson. We will look at the different types of planes and how they have changed over time. This is why we will be going to RAF Cosford in June to deepen our knowledge further.




Geography we will be learning about the different continents and oceans. We will be able to name the continents and oceans and also know about the equator and what this is. We will then be thinking about the UK and where we live.




In art this term we will be learning about Alfred Wallis and his paintings. We will be learning facts about his life and creating our own pieces of work in his style! Once we have made our own piece of work, we will evaluate these.


Design and Technology


This term we will be learning about structures. Our outcome is to construct a windmill! We will learn about different structures that we may know such as the Eiffel Tower but mainly focusing on windmills.




PE this term is split with ASM sports. We will be focusing on developing the children’s fundamental movement skills and concentrating on different bat and ball games.

Please make sure that PE kits are in school with everything that your child might need. Girls are not able to wear their tights under their shorts, therefore please make sure that they have a pair of socks to wear.



Homework books will be given out on a Wednesday and should be returned to school with completed homework the following Monday. The children will need to hand their books in on Monday, if they are not handed in, they will not be marked. Homework will be stuck into homework books ready to be completed. Children will be given access to various educational apps, such as NumBots and Purple Mash where they can continue to test their skills. Logins are in homework diaries, ready to be used at home. Children will also take home their daily 'Mini Maths' which will incorporate questions around basic skills, such as number bonds to 10, that the children should know before they leave Year1. 


Other Information

  • Please ensure your child comes with a water bottle into school every day. Juice is not allowed in school, only water. Water bottles will go home each evening and need to be washed before returning to school the next day.
  • Snacks for break time need to adhere to the school’s healthy eating policy.
  • Please make sure that ALL uniforms are named clearly to avoid confusion with other children. This is particularly useful when getting changed for PE.
  • Toast can be purchased for break time using parent pay.  Please be aware that this will need to be booked a week in advance.


Thank you,

Miss Hall and Mrs Mills.

Year 1






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