Year One

Spring Term 2020 

Happy New Year and welcome to the Spring Term in Year 1! We are looking forward to a busy Spring term with some exciting events planned.


Our English will be based around this term’s topics ‘Fairy tales and Traditional Tales’. We will be having lots of fun designing wanted posters, re-enacting stories with puppets and ‘interviewing’ well-known characters in the hot-seat! All of our Fairy tales work will culminate in a spectacular performance on March 12th!

We hope that you will be able to join us!


In Maths we will be learning multiplication; division and fractions; and continuing to work on addition and subtraction word problems.


In Science we will be looking at ‘Everyday Materials’. This topic will teach the children about materials including wood, plastic, metal, water and rock. Children will learn to identify and name materials and will have the opportunity to explore the properties of them. Children will be carrying out simple investigations. We will also be using a weather station to observe, measure and record the weather and compare the weather across the seasons.


In History we will be using evidence to find out about the ‘Great Fire of London’, learning about the events and comparing London life in the past to present. We will also be studying ‘Castles’, why they were built and what life was like in a castle. We look forward to a special visit to Mont Orgueil.


Our RE focus will be stories from the Bible, about Jesus and how he was a good friend. Nearer to the Easter break we will be looking at why Easter is important to Christians.


It is a ‘New Year’ we will be discussing setting our own goals and challenges and how we celebrate our successes. After half term we will be learning about making healthy choices.


Weekly homework will be daily reading, spelling practise (Mon -Thurs) and Numbots maths practise. Numbots: We recommend a minimum of ten minutes, three times a week, but the more frequently your child plays, the better. We will monitor usage and your child will automatically progress to the next level when they can answer accurately and within the time limit.  Your child will keep a progress chart in class and as they move through the levels and complete a ‘robot’ they will receive the matching sticker. Important: please don’t allow siblings, friends or family to answer for them, but do support your child if they’re stuck.

Thank you for your continued support. If you have any concerns or queries, please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s class teacher.

Year 1 Team

Mrs. Harries                        Mrs Walsh                                       Mrs Duquemin