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Year 1

Year 1 Spring Term


Things to remember

  • School opens at 8:40am each day and all children are expected to be in class by 8:50am. Late arrivals please report to the office.
  • School finishes at 3:00pm
  • Homework is given out on a Friday and should be returned no later than the

following Wednesday

  • Spellings are given out on a Friday and tested the following Friday.
  • PE days are Monday and Wednesday. Kit consists of a t-shirt, shorts and indoor pumps.

For Parents / Carers – Supporting your child at home

Please continue to help your child by

  • Ensuring all possessions, including uniform have names on
  • Encouraging your child to be as independent as possible
  • Listening to them read regularly and practising their phonics
  • Practising maths skills – numbers within 1
  • Encouraging and supporting with homework


Children will be rewarded for reading at home and this will be celebrated in Friday assembly.

  • Bronze award – 18 books
  • Silver award – 36 books
  • Gold award – 54 books

Children need to bring their record to school each morning for checking.

Key Dates


  • 02/03/20 – Year 1 library visit                    
  • 05/03/20 – World Book Day                                                   
  • 26/03/20 – Wear a hat day
  • 31/03/20 Parents Evening
  • 02/04/20 Wear something blue
  • 03/04/20 Last day of term

CurriculumWhat will the children be learning about during this half term?
Our text is ‘Dogger’ by Shirley Hughes.



Innovating a story

Sentence structure


Suffixes and plurals

Applying phonics knowledge to my writing

Editing and improving



Numbers to 50

Addition and subtraction (within 50)

Length and height

Weight and volume



Are iPads more fun than my Grandparents old toys?


We will be learning to;

  • Use phrases for the passing of time
  • Identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods of history
  • Ask and answer questions
  • Use different sources to gather information