Year 1

Class Teacher: Miss Ellis

Welcome to Year 1!

Wow! We are more than half way through the school year already! It has already been so positive here in Year 1. I am excited to see what the rest of Spring 2 brings.


We change our reading books every Wednesday and Friday. We recommend you read every night with your child to support them in every aspect of their learning.


We have recently started with spelling challenges every morning, the children are doing extremely well learning different spelling patterns.

Children will be sent home with their Read Write Inc Ditty books. These help children with their reading but also goes over spellings.

Please continue to practice common exception words which were sent home on parents evening.


Our PE days are Monday and Thursday. Children must bring their PE kit into school with them and we will get changed before the session. Our school PE kit is a plain white T-shirt, black shorts, leggings or joggers and trainers or pumps.

What are we learning?

In English…

This half term, we are reading the story ‘Meerkat Mail’. By the end of the unit we will have written a setting description based on the Kalahari Desert. We will be writing about what we can see, hear and feel in the desert.

We will be learning how to write questions and exclamation sentences.

In Maths…

This term in Maths we are revising all the things we have learnt over the year so far. This includes fractions, numbers to 100, time, money and much more.

We will be practicing our 5, 10 and 2 times tables throughout the term.

In Science…

This term in science we are learning all about seasonal changes in Summer. We will look at how plants and trees change in summer time. We will also be observing different activities that we do in the Summer compared to Winter

In RE…

Our Topic in RE is all about Baptism!

In Topic…

Our enquiry question for this term is ‘Who made it possible to travel the world’. We will be learning about the life of significant individuals:

Wright brothers (aviation pioneers)

Henry Ford (industrial engineer and business magnate)

Amelia Earhart (aviator)

Isambard (engineer)

Also consider Neil Armstrong (astronaut) and Christopher Columbus (explorer).

We will be learning about the impact they have had on national and international achievements.

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