Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

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         Miss King                              Miss Hydes                             Miss Langham                           Mrs Davis                             Mrs Westerman                 Miss McDonnall                                                                                                

Welcome back to Year 1- Spring 2


Welcome back to the second half of the spring term! We have many more learning opportunities planned for the next six weeks, as we launch into our new topic:- 'Where Does My Food Come From?"

Throughout this topic the children will be finding out, reasearching and writing about the journey of their food, from farm to plate, through our geography topic, 'Journey of Food.'  In English lessons, we will be focusing on the traditional story: 'The Little Red Hen.' The children will be creating story maps, orally performing the story, creating and writing their own innovative version as well as sequencing and writiing instructions. These instructions will come in handy when they make their own bread, with Mrs Radley, later on in the weeks.  We will be sending home copies of story maps and instructions that we have created, as a whole class, to support with learning. The children will be using the main text along with the other texts, linked to the curriculum topic, to promote discussion and to inspire writing in other areas of the curriculum. 


The much-loved story of a hard-working Little Red Hen who asks her farmyard friends to help her make some bread


 Over the half term, we will also be learning:

    • Maths–  Number: Place Value (Within 50), Measure: (Length, Height, Weight, Volume)
    • Science- Plants and Seasonal Changes
    • Computing –  Grouping Data
    • RE –  Special Books
    • DT -  Creating fruit funky salads
    • PSHE – Relationships
    • Geography- Journeys- Food
    • PE - Gynmnastics and Cricket.
    • Music- Singing and listening- Vegetables and Fruit song.

 Knowledge Organisers:







Key Dates for Spring 2





PE and Outdoor Learning

PE takes place every Wednesday and alternate Thursdays (along with Outdoor Learning). 

 PLEASE SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL WITH THEIR PE KIT FROM MON 19th February. PE kits will remain in school until Thursday 28th March. To promote independence in dressing and for hygiene reasons please DO NOT send your child to school in their PE kit. Outdoor PE kit are also needed as our PE lessons will take place outside weather permitting. 

PE kit consists of a plain white t-shirt, black shorts, black jogging bottoms/leggings, trainers/black plimsols, jogging jacket.

 The children will take part in Outdoor Learning every other week and they will need wellies, warm clothing and a waterproof coat. Outdoor Learning kit will need to be brought into school (see timetable below) in a named bag.

  Please see PE/OL timetable for this half term below:    






                          Homework in Year 1 - Take Care of My Work.

Reading - Each week, we ask that all children read with somebody at home at least three times a week. This could be any adult or an older sibling or friend. Please ensure that reading at home is recorded in the communication diary and signed by an adult. Every little bit of reading really does help children on the learning journey. Children who read at least three times a week will be 'levelled up' on our whole school Good to Be Green system on a Friday.

Spelling - We send home spellings every Friday, which are linked to the 'graphemes' and 'harder to read and spell words', that we have taught that week. We ask that you could spend some time reading and spelling these words at home. We test on the following Friday. Feel free to send in any work you do at home to support with this as we love to celebrate this in the classroom!

 Maths - Your child's login details for Numbots and TTRockstars is in their communication diary. Spending 5 mins each day on these applications each week will support your child to develop their number fluency. 

 Times Tables Rockstars and Numbots challenge | St Matthew's Church of  England Primary Academy and Nursery            

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