Year 1 Spring term overview


Here in Year 1 we have a very busy term ahead of us. We have lots of

exciting activities and learning and we’d like to let you know about our

main topics so you can support us and discuss your child’s learning at home.


In History we are learning all about Florence Nightingale and her work.

In R.E we are look at the Creation story and how special our world is.

In Science we are investigating ways of measuring the weather and

seasonal changes.

On the 6th February it is Internet E-safety day and we will be learning

about how to stay safe online.

Starting on 12th February it is Aspirations week and we will be discussing

our aims for the future. We will be meeting visitors with different jobs

and thinking of goals we can work towards.


After half term, we will be reading, writing and dressing up for World

Book Day on 1st March.

In Geography we will be learning all about the parts of the U.K.

In D&T we will be making a healthy fruit salad.

In R.E we will be learning all about Easter.

On 13th March, Year 1 will be doing a class assembly, which all parents

and carers are warmly invited to. It will be in the hall at 9am.


We would like to thank you for your continued support in reading with

your child and completing Homework tasks.



We all had a fantastic time on World Book Day and didn’t we look AMAZING in all our incredible costumes?

(Especially Mrs Seigne, as the Singing Mermaid!!)

We loved reading lots of different books and wrote our own stories and book reviews.


In Science this half term we have been caring for some frogspawn and we were very lucky to watch the tadpoles hatch out.

We have learnt a lot about life cycles and pond life.


On 13th March we all enjoyed presenting an assembly about Florence Nightingale to the rest of the school and parents and carers.

Every single child tried their best and read out a sentence. We are so proud of all Year 1 in planning and presenting this assembly.



We have been very busy so far in Year 1 this term. We are continuing to try our best and work hard.

We have really enjoyed our Music lessons recently, playing our instruments and singing along. We use a music scheme called Charanga and we love joining in with all sorts of different types of music.


In Design and Technology we have made a yummy healthy fruit salad. Mmmmm!

This half term we are learning all about Plants in Science and soon we will be planting and growing a broad bean seed. We will write a bean diary, measure the bean stalks and act out the story of Jack and the beanstalk. We have lots of cross curricular learning to get involved with.

We are continuing to learn lots of new concepts in Maths.  We will be learning about coins and working out money calculations, number bonds to 10/20, weighing and measuring, addition and subtraction and lots more. All children enjoy practical Maths and are learning to view mistakes as a positive way to learn and improve. Everyone is encouraged to “have a go!”

In English we are really practising our Phonics (sounds) to help us to learn how to read and then begin to spell. The Phonics Screening test, (which all Year 1 children complete nationally) will be done in school in the two weeks beginning June 11th. Each child will read 40 words to me. We have practised this a lot and everyone has worked very hard. I know everyone will try their very best. If you have any questions about this please ask.

Also in English we have practised our writing by retelling the traditional story of The Gingerbread Man. We then changed the story to invent our own characters. We are amazing writers!

We still have lots more fantastic topics still to come.

Just to let you know we have an educational visit coming up to Smithills Open Farm in Bolton on Monday 18th June.

You will receive a letter soon to tell you all the details. This should be great fun and it will also support our next Science topic of Animals and their life cycles.


This half term we have continued with our science topic all about plants. All the children enjoyed planting a broad bean and watching it grow. We wrote a bean diary to record what happened.



In art and design we have learnt all about an artist called Andy Golsdworthy who uses natural materials to create amazing art work and sculptures. We had a go at creating our own fantastic natural designs.



We continue to work hard and try our best in maths. We are counting , ordering,adding and subtracting numbers . We enjoyed weighing and measuring . We even measured how tall our beanstalks were !


In I.C.T we are learning how to use a Graphics Paint App on the ipads . We continued with our theme of plants here too .


We have just started to find out about The Great Fire of London in History. We have drawn pastel pictures of the scene in London in 1666. We have written a diary entry in the role of Samuel Pepys and we are about to start making our 3D models of houses from  the time. The children are very interested in this fascinating topic.


Here are our amazing historic model houses. We recreated a model street from the times of the Great fire of London.

Doesn’t it look fantastic?


In English we have been reciting poems and writing our own list of poems using adjectives. We will be performing some of these poems in assembly soon.

We are learning about Jesus and his disciples in RE and stories and miracles form the bible.


Smithills Farm – Our educational visit – June 18th.

We had a fantastic time at Smithills Open Farm on our trip. We learnt so much and had a lot of fun. Everyone was so sensible and well behaved and was a credit to our school. Here are some great photos of the day………….



We have a very busy and exciting half term as we approach the end of Year 1. Lets keep working hard and striving to do our very best.

We had a fun time at Sports Day last Thursday. All the children joined in the races and had a great afternoon. Red team were the overall winners. Three cheers for fab Year 1 sportsmanship!! We hope you enjoyed watching your children too.

Thank you to everyone for your continued support,

Mrs Seigne and Mrs Kennedy