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.

Thank you to everyone for your continued support,

Mrs Seigne and Mrs Kennedy