Year 1

Year 1 - Spring 1 2023

Happy New Year Year 1. 

We will be talking about New Year celebrations and making positive changes in our R.E. lessons. You may want to talk to someone at home to  share what New Year Resolutions are. 



 PE will be on a Wednesday and will start back with our first lesson this term on Wednesday 4th January with our focus being 'Dance'.  Our PE lessons will be indoors and we will focus on developing our movement and sequencing skills to perform a short seqence based on a theme.

PE kit is white T-shirt, shorts and pumps - all items to be named please and in a bag ready to store on your child's own named peg.  Naming a P.E. really helps the children. Thank you.



thi shalf term we wil lhave a real focus in school on reading. The children will have daily phonic sessions in the morning and then in the afternoon they return to their phonic groups to read books everyday matched to their phonic lessons.

The children's reading books sent home will be matched to their current phonic levels. The reading log can be completed at home and in school. Please can the book bag with log and reading book be brought in everyday. Thank you. 

 Bug Club: Bug Club reading books will still be available to the pupils to encourage a love of reading and can be accessed on-line. Each child will have books assigned to them. Their login's will be placed inside their reading logs. Pupils can also read these books and complete the online activities matched to the book. See the link below.


Phonics: Read Write Inc

The pupils will participate in a daily phonics session within smaller groups. Phonics will support the pupils both with their reading and writing. Towards the end of Year 1 all pupils will be assessed on their phonics. Consequently thoughout the year the pupils may receive homework to support their phonic knowledge. The phonic screening check will commence the week beginning 12th June 2023. The pupils will read a list of real and non-real (alien) words to assess their decoding skills. 

 Phonics: This Phonics Screening Check will commence week beginning Monday 12th June 2023.

Pupils will have daily phonics lessons using Read Write Inc. Pupils can play phonics games at home to help them such as:



Spellings will be given out on a Monday and tested on the Friday that week unless there is a bank holiday then we will give out the spellings on a Tuesday. Thank you



Homework will be given out on a Monday and expected back the following Monday unless it is a bank holiday then it will be given out on a Tuesday. 



 Our text this half term Rapunzel written by Bethan Woollvin. We will use this text to help us write our own Traditional Story and some non-fiction writing on Instructions. 






For maths this half term we will be learning about numbersand place value to 20 and learning to recall number facts to 10 and 20. The pupils will also engage in addition and subtraction of numbers within 20. Pupils will also be learning Geometry and shapes. 

 Numbots: Pupils will be given a Numbots login. This will also be placed inside the cover of their reading logs. Pupils will have access in school and can play at home to unlock maths levels. 

 NumBots - Apps on Google Play


Our focus this half term is observing seasonal changes. As the seasons change we will also be looking at how the season is changing from autumn- winter  We will reflect on our observations and will be looking for signs of winter in nature. We will also be observing the difference in daylight hours. 

We will also be learning about materials and the difference between an object and the material it is made from. 


Our topic this term is Schools Past and Present. The pupils will be learning about how childhood and school in the past is different from current childhood and schools. Why not talk to your grandparents and ask them what was school like when they went to school?


 Thank you 

Mrs West

  • Mrs West

    Year 1 Class Teacher

  • Mrs Davies

    Year 1 Class Teaching Assistant