Neston Road, Willaston, Neston, Cheshire, CH64 2TN  ​•  T: 0151 338 2421  ​•  F: 0151 327 8244
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Willaston Church of England Primary School

Welcome To Year 1

Welcome back!

I hope that everyone is feeling refreshed and is ready for the new school year. 

In English,
 the children will have the opportunity to develop their literacy skills through our themes. This half term, the children will be learning to write labels, lists and captions. We will look at ‘stories in a familiar setting’ and will use role play to generate lots of exciting ideas. Spelling will be taught through daily phonic lessons where children will learn the essential skills needed for reading and writing. During our English lessons, the children will focus on different aspects of punctuation and grammar, for example; capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and sentence structure.

In Maths, the children will be reading and writing numbers beyond 20. They will be ordering numbers and finding the missing numbers within a sequence. They will be learning to recognise numbers more or less than a given amount, as well as adding and subtracting 1 and 2 digit numbers. Using their knowledge of number, the children will learn how to recognise the value of different coins and notes. They will also be learning to recognise and identify some of the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.

History, the children will be learning about the toys through 'The Magic Toymaker' topic. They will discover how toys have changed over time and use these features to sort into ‘old and new’. They will also be performing their own puppet show to their peers!

During Forest School the children will have lots of fun completing cross-curricular activities to support their learning outside of the classroom. Forest School will take place every other Thursday morning.

PE will be on a Friday morning. Please ensure that all clothing is clearly labelled to prevent any items getting lost.

Please read our Year 1 Autumn Term 2017 Newsletter for more curriculum information and other important classroom information!

Drop-in will take place on a Monday from 3.15pm - 3.45pm. However, for those working parents, please contact the office to arrange an alternative time. 

Many thanks, Miss Barnett :)

Please come back soon!


Autumn 2017 newsletter.pdf (PDF 249.2KB)
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)