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Willaston Church of England Primary School

Welcome To Year 1


Welcome back! I hope you all had a lovely Spring Break and are ready for the exciting and busy term ahead.

In Autumn term, we loved our ‘Traditional Tales’ topic where we learnt about labels, lists and captions before retelling stories considering characters’ feelings and experiences. In our ‘Transport’ topic, we discovered how transport changed over time and produced some
fantastic letters and poems. We very much enjoyed the Naughty Bus story and used ICT to help us plan our own Naughty Bus sequel. In Spring term, we loved doing writing related to our ‘Dinosaurs’ topic. As well as hunting for and making our own fossils as part of our Mary Anning history study, our writing included non-fiction texts, fantasy stories and poems. We learnt about question sentences and wrote some fantastic ‘Who am I?’ poems for our display. When studying ‘Pirates’ we wrote some fantastic instruction texts related to our D&T project, which was to plan, make and evaluate our own pirate ships. We also completed some map work and can sing a song that names each of the world’s continents and oceans.

In maths so far we have learnt about place value to 50, addition and subtraction, 2D and 3D shapes, measure (including length, height, weight, volume) and position and direction. We are also now very good at counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. This term we will continue to focus on addition, subtraction and place value to 100 but will also be introduced to multiplication, division, fractions, money and time. Additionally, children will work on reasoning and problem solving questions to further develop their learning.

So far in science, we have investigated the topics of ‘Everyday Materials’, ‘Seasonal Changes’ and ‘Animals Including Humans’. We very much enjoyed meeting and learning about the animals who came to visit us from Exotic Zoo last half term. This term, our science focus is plants. We will be identifying common plants, describing their structure and growing our own.

During summer term, our learning in RE will be about ‘Christian Discipleship’, ‘The Holy Spirit’ and ‘Creation’. This builds on our learning about ‘Good News’, ‘God’, ‘Christian Community’ and ‘Christmas’ from the Autumn term and the ‘Kingdom of God’, ‘Forgiveness and ‘Salvation’ and ‘Resurrection’ from Spring term.

Daily phonics lessons will continue to target children’s reading and writing skills and we will be using iPads across all curriculum areas, as well as for our computing lessons.

Please read our Year 1 Summer Term 2019 Newsletter, attached, for more curriculum information and important dates.

Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Hughes




Year 1 Summer Newsletter.pdf (PDF 365.2KB)
Guidelines for spelling, year 1, including word lists.pdf (PDF 67.3KB)
Guidelines for vocabulary, grammar and punctuation Year 1.pdf (PDF 63.5KB)
Glossary of terms for English Year 1.pdf (PDF 167.2KB)