Welcome to year 1 spring term.

Welcome to Year 1 spring term.

What a busy term we have coming up.

The creative curriculum topic for this term is Treasure.

The children will be learning about famous Pirates in history and which Oceans the Pirates travelled. They will learn about the history of the royal navy.

The children have a Pirate role-play area in the classroom so that they can dress up as pirates, learn sea shanties and look for buried treasure using a map.


The children will be reading and writing stories linked to Pirates. This week they have been reading the story ‘Pirates love Underpants’ and re writing the story.

This term the children will be writing instructional text linked to Pirates, learning poems, and sea shanties.


The children will continue to consolidate their place value skills knowing numbers to 20.Knowing and learning number bonds to 10 and 20.

They will begin to recognise coins and know the value of each coin to the value of £2.

They will know the number 1 more and one less of any number to 100.

They will become confident to count in 2s, 5s and 10.

Science – Changing Seasons.

In this unit, children will learn that there are four seasons, the names for these seasons and that there are differences between them. They will identify and design weather symbols for the different types of weather they are likely to experience across the seasons.

Working scientifically, children will make observations and measurements over time throughout the seasons including day length, temperature, rain/snow fall, wind strength, cloud conditions and the accompanying changes to plants and animals in their local environment. They will describe and record their findings and compare them across the seasons.



The children follow the Charanga music program with Mr. Derbyshire each week.


Our learning this term will be asking the question ‘’what makes some places sacred’’

We will be visiting St Mary’s church and looking at the role of baptism for Christians.


Please remember your child’s book bag and reading book each day. P.E. days are Monday and Thursday. Homework is given out on Friday and need to be returned no later than Wednesday. Please remember to practise the year 1 key words as the children need to be able to read and spell the words.

Thank you for your continued support from all the year 1 team.

Mrs Rafferty, Miss Hope, Miss Machin, Mrs Hoof and Mrs Bagley.

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