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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1  Spring 1


In English our focus will be reading and writing reports; revising reading and spelling the High Frequency Words and revision of Phase 3 and 4 phonemes; Phase 5 Letters and Sounds. We will be working on using full stops and capital letters and adding ing and ed for the present and past tenses. We will also be working on characterisation and story plots/ themes.


In Maths we will be covering Counting in 2’s, 3’s, 5’s and 10’s and relating this to times tables facts; Odd and even numbers and number sequences; Partitioning numbers and place value; totals with coins and giving change; 2D and 3D shapes; using strategies for quick calculations such as using 10 to add 9 and taking 1, adding 10 and 1 more to add 11 etc.; subtraction as difference; handling data.

Science will be Light and Dark. We will be learning about light sources and we will be
learning about which materials are good light blockers. We will also be learning about how
we see.



Information around us- different ways information is presented: text, pictures, sound,

In Geography we are learning about hot and cold places. We will be learning about the lives of the people who live in cold places like the Arctic and about people who live in the desert.

In Art we will be painting. We will be mixing primary colours to make secondary colours and we will be

mixing lighter and darker shades of colour.

In P.E the children will be doing gymnastics and  games.


The Music unit is the long and short of it; exploring the duration of vocal and instrumental sounds.

In French the children will be revising numbers and colours. They will be learning about the names of

family members and simple greetings.

For PHSE the unit is Choices and feelings: begin to manage feelings positively; make simple choices; respect other people’s feelings and opinions.

In R.E is who is a Muslim and what do they believe?

Homework will be given out on a Friday to be handed in by the following Wednesday. Please read with your child regularly and record this in their reading record, it is part of their weekly homework. P.E will be on a Monday and Tuesday. If you have any concerns please don’t hesitate to come and see me.


Ellesmere Port Boat Museum


Wow Science Week

Wow Science Week 1 We mixed bicarb and vinegar and balloons inflated!
Wow Science Week 2 We mixed bicarb and vinegar and balloons inflated!