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Year 1

We are delighted to have all the children back in school this term. We are continuing to keeping your children Covid safe through extra hand washing, use of hand gel, and lots of reminders to leave a little space between them and their friends. We have lots of exciting things for the children to continue learning in their final term in Year 1, building on all the work we have done so far this year in school and at home. It has certainly been another different school year! 

We have a fabulous new class book called ‘Wild’ which is set in a forest. We are using this book to help the children develop their imagination and story-telling skills. We kick-started our English lessons with a hunt in our outdoor area in which we looked for things that would be found in a forest! During Design and Technology this term, we will be creating models in a variety of media, including clay. We will also be designing and making something very special for the end of this half term! It will be yummy! In maths, we are looking at place value within 50 and then moving on to multiplication and division. At the end of last term, we had some frogspawn in school and we were very excited to see the tadpoles developing! This term we are looking forward to seeing the tadpoles develop into frogs. We will also be developing our science skills as we go on a nature walk to explore the school grounds. We are looking forward to exploring the work of William Morris in Art & Design and creating our own collages using the natural world to inspire us. We will also be talking about how to keep ourselves healthy, happy and safe. In Geography, we will continue to look at different environments, focusing on the differences between towns and forests and using the correct vocabulary to describe them. Later in the term we will start having music lessons again with Mrs Roberts – that will be very exciting! Alongside all of this learning, children will continue to have ownership of their own learning during their independent choosing time, in both the indoor and outdoor areas.

Please continue to support your child by talking with them regularly about what they have been doing in school, encouraging them to speak in full sentences and to explore and use new vocabulary. Also, please don’t forget we expect that children will share a book 5 times a week at home and that this will be recorded in their Reading Diary.  


We can’t wait to see the children’s development this term, as they finish their time in Year 1 and get ready to start in Year 2 in September.

Many thanks,  

The year 1 team 😊