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Welcome to Year 1!

We can't believe it is already the summer term. Where has the time gone! This half term our topic is If you go down to the woods today... We can't wait to get started.

To keep up to date and informed about what we are learning, please follow us on twitter or check our class page as we will keep it regularly updated.

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Find out about the exciting learning we will be doing this half term below.

If you go down to the woods today...


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We are going to be using The Stickman by Julia Donaldson as the basis for our English work this half term. This story will be used to enrich our own writing. We will be writing an adventure for our own stickman to go on. 

The children are really engaging with our 'Reading around the World' adventure. Don't forget for the children to travel 500 miles they must read and have their planner signed twice. 

Thank you for joining us at our recent learning together sessions for reading and our phonics screening information meeting. We will continue enriching children's reading ability through guided reading sessions and structured, focused phonics lessons. As ever, if you have any concerns please  do no hesitate to come in and speak to a member of the year 1 team.



In Maths, we are going to be focussing on developing our use of all four operations. We will be mastering skills we have already learned and applying them into lots of different situations. 

At home you can help you child by encouraging them to rapidly recall addition and subtraction facts to 20 as well as developing their understanding of counting in 2's, 5's and 10's.


Science: Our topic, this half term, is Plants. We will be exploring the use of plants in our environment and the parts that make up plants. We will be observing change and conduction lots of science investigations. To help expand our knowledge of trees we will be going on a trip to Delamere Forest. More information about that will be available soon.

History: In History we will be looking at significant people in history, making timelines of their life and comparing it to our own.

DT: Horticulture

PE: Exciting news! This half term our PE sessions will be led by a professional gymnastics coach. Make sure you have a full PE kit in school every Thursday so you don't miss out! 

RE: Judaism - Learning about their beliefs and comparing to Christianity 

Art: Printing

PSCHE: Financial Education

Music: We will be working with Miss Shaw, developing our talents in music.

Computing: Algorithms 

 Staff working in Year 1:

  • Miss Rutter

  • Miss Coates

  • Mrs Crawford

  • Mrs Wade

  • Mrs Fisher 


PE - Our PE day is a Thursday afternoon. We will have PE sessions both in the hall and outside so please ensure the children have warm joggers and a top for the cooler days. 

Homework - Homework is set on a Wednesday and is due back in by Monday. 

Reading - Children should be reading a minimum of 3 times per week. Please write this in their diary so we can see clearly when the children are reading. 

Planners should be in school every day as they are checked by the class teacher each morning. As well as recording reads in your child's planner, you can use it for communicating information and notes for the attention of the teacher. Please phone the school office should you require a meeting and we will be happy to help! 

Spellings: Children will bring home spellings on a Friday ready for their test the following Friday. Please ensure children have their spelling books with them.

Many thanks for your continued support. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.