Year 1

Spring term

Welcome back! We hope that you have all had a lovely Christmas and New Year.

Spellings and homework go out on a Wednesday. Homework books should be returned to school on Monday. Your child’s spelling test will also be on Mondays.

Helping support your child to read is vitality important and we encourage your child to ‘strive for five’. For every 10 home reads your child achieves they will move up our Sunflower – Who will be the first child to reach 100… Children will read to an adult at school at least once a week.

We will have PE this half term on a Monday and Wednesday this half term. We recommend that your child leaves their PE kit in school during the week in case we have any timetable changes.


Please find below an outline of the areas of learning for our half term.

In Numeracy we will be learning all about Number: Addition and subtraction (within 20). Place value (within 50). Multiples of 2,5 and 10. Measurement: length, height, weight and volume.
In Reading We will be working in our guided reading groups. Our focus author will be Mini Grey.
In English We will continue to work together as a whole school on a project ‘No Outsiders in our School.’ Our English focus narrative writing.
In RE we will be Learning about The Kingdom of God.
In  Geography and History We will be exploring Vehicles.
In PE We be having a PE Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure earrings are removed.
In ICT We will using Purple Mash to explore ICT.
In Science We will be learning all about Seasonal Change and Animals including humans.


Your support at home is invaluable. Please help your children with their phonics, spellings, reading, homework, counting in 2, 5 and 10’s and number bonds to 10 and 20 as frequently as you can.

Please ensure that your child has a named water bottle in school every day.

If you have any questions or any issues please do not hesitate to contact any of the Year 1 team.


Best wishes,


Mrs Lancelott, Mrs Lyttle and Mrs Walker