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Year 1 Information

Spring Term


Dear Year 1 Parents/Carers,
Welcome back and we hope that you all had a lovely Christmas! We are looking forward to another busy and exciting term with lots of interesting learning opportunities. We have already been planning trips and we are going to The Natural History Museum! We welcome parent volunteers, please look out for the letter giving more information about this trip.


This term our Topic is ‘Dinosaurs’. This topic will really capture the children’s imagination and they will learn all about how dinosaurs lived. We hope that this topic might inspire future palaeontologists!

In English we will be continuing with the talk for writing scheme we will be teaching; Ten Terrible Dinosaurs by Paul Stickland, Dinosaur Alphabet by Peter Riley, Tyrannosaurus Drip by Julia Donaldson and Dear Greenpeace by Simon James.
We will be composing sentences orally before writing, as well as sequencing sentences to form short narratives. We will also be incorporating grammar through our English lessons learning about adjectives, verbs, nouns, question marks and exclamation marks.
We will continue with our daily phonics and reading sessions too.


We will be learning about animals; what they eat, where they live and how they move.


In maths we will continue looking at addition and subtraction within 40, using practical resources to consolidate learning. The children will continue to learn the multiples of 2, 5 and 10 We will be investigating the language of length and height, weight and volume.
Help your child at home Ask them to explain what they have been doing in class, practising number bonds to 10, 20 and beyond. You can also have fun using money to help your child understand the value of coins. Practise telling the time and talk about the passing of time. Play plenty of board games.

General RemindersGeneral Reminders

  • PLEASE NAME all sweaters, coats, gloves, hats, plimsolls etc.
  • Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school at all times otherwise they will not be able to participate due to health and safety reasons. The children will be doing PE on Monday and Wednesdays.
  • Any letters or reply slips which need to be returned, can be given to the adults in the class. Parents and children are encouraged to check each day.
  • Your child will read daily and change their books in school once a week and we expect them to read at home with an adult as often as possible. The most important thing is that this is an enjoyable and special experience so that children really develop a passion for reading!
  • It would be really helpful if you could send in tissues for the class.
  • If you would like to help out on our trip please speak to your class teacher and complete a List 99 check at the office
  • Please turn off all mobiles before entering the school grounds as we are a mobile free zone.



Spring Newsletter
Topic Map
French Newsletter
PE & Sport Newsletter
Art Newsletter
English Curriculum
Maths Curriculum

Key dates

Key Dates

  • September – Parent Information Evening
  • October – Harvest Festival
  • October – International Assembly


We will enjoy getting ready for Christmas and our Christmas performance, one of the highlights of the St Mary’s calendar!