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Willaston Church of England Primary School

Welcome To Year 1

Spring Term!

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are ready for the exciting
and busy term ahead.

In Autumn term, we loved our ‘Traditional Tales’ topic where we learnt about 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.

This term our topic is ‘Dinosaurs’. This term our history and geography topics will be
Dinosaurs and Pirates. Our English lessons will be based around a number of books, related
to our topics. Our writing will include non-fiction texts, fantasy stories, character profiles,
speech and instruction texts. We will also learn about Mary Anning and her fossil discovery
in addition to hunting for and making our own dinosaur fossils.

Last term in Maths we studied the topics of Place value, Addition and Subtraction and
Shape. This term we are focusing on addition and subtraction (within 20) and progressing
our place value knowledge of numbers to 50. After half term, the children will be introduced
to length, height, weight and volume when we look at measurement and position and
direction in geometry.

In Science last term, we investigated the topics of ‘Everyday Materials’ and ‘Seasonal
Changes’. This included exploring the physical properties of a variety of everyday materials
and examining the seasonal changes across Autumn and Winter. This term our Science topic
is ‘Animals including Humans’ before an introduction to the seasonal changes of Spring.

This term our RE topics will be ‘Kingdom of God’, ‘Forgiveness and ‘Salvation’ and
‘Resurrection’ as Easter approaches. This follows on from last term’s learning about ‘Good
News’, ‘God’, ‘Christian Community’ and ‘Christmas’.

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

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

Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Hughes


Year 1 - Spring Newsletter.pdf (PDF 374.5KB)
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)