Spring Term 2019

Dear Parents, Carers and Children, A very warm welcome indeed to Year 1 and to the Elm Class page! Please do visit our class page to see what we have been learning about and of course feel free to speak to me about anything regarding your child or their learning, my door is always open. Also check out our Twitter page on the website to keep you updated on all things Elm!

To a fantastic year in Elm Class,

With many thanks, Miss Pope (Teacher) Ms Gibbs (Teaching Assistant)


Literacy: We will begin this term by looking at poetry and then we will be moving onto Beegu by Alexis Deacon in our Talk for Writing unit. Everyone in Year 1 was both excited and shocked to discover that something extra-terrestrial had been in our classroom leaving a mess in its wake and a video of a spaceship landing on the playground! Year 1 are excited to do lots of writing on Beegu! We will then follow this with a non-fiction unit.

Phonics: During our Phonics lessons, we will be following the Phonics Play scheme of work which provides exciting and engaging lessons on a daily basis.

Maths: During this term, we will be looking at addition and subtraction (within 20) before moving onto place value within 20. Later this term, we will be moving onto measurement, looking specifically at length, height, weight and volume. We shall also be practising our number bonds to 20 ready for “Times Table Terminator” in Celebration Assembly!

Science: In Science, we will begin this term looking at the properties of materials and completing exciting science experiments before moving onto looking at parts of animals. Year 1 have already enjoyed investigating which materials float, which sink and why!

Art: In connection with Science, some of our Art lessons will begin by looking at materials…Please bring in some old clothes that you wouldn’t mind your child getting dirty for their Art lessons.

R.E: This term we will be looking at Christianity and we will bring our R.E lessons to life through lots of exciting role play and drama!

P.E: Following on from Reception, we will be continuing our P.E lessons with Premier Sports who will be providing some fun-filled, exciting P.E lessons this term! Please ensure that your child has their P.E kit with them every Tuesday and could you also ensure that their name is on every item of their kit- many thanks.

Year 1 are very lucky to have Tommy this term so please ensure that your child comes into school on Fridays wearing old clothes that you wouldn’t mind your child getting dirty!

Please read with your child every night as it fuels the mind and imagination! Reading records must be filled in every time you have read with your child and these will be checked on a daily basis. Reading books will be changed twice a week. Thank you very much for visiting our class page!