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Year 1

Spring term

Mrs John Lewis and Mrs Bratchell have been so happy to see everybody back to school. 

We have certainly been making up for lost time since we have all been able to return to school on 8th March. Everyone has been amazing and it already feels like we were never apart.

We have been catching up on topics which were difficult to learn at home and have managed to pack in a Science Day, St Patrick's Day, Red Nose Day. 


This half term we have been looking at our new topic on Change. Throughout this topic we will learn about how we change as we grow, both physically and spiritually. We will also learn about the Easter story, including the death and resurrection of Jesus.


This term we have been learning all about instructions. We have been learning about imperative verbs and how we use them to give an instruction.

We have then been studying poetry and explored a variety of Spring poetry before writing our own Spring shape poems.


This term we have been working hard on our number bonds to 20 and within 20. We now know how to use a part-part whole model.

We have been counting in 2`s, 5`s and 10`s and counting all the way to 100 from any number between 1 & 100!



Mrs Bratchell and Mrs John-Lewis are so happy to start the term with us.  It really has been an amazingly positive start to the new school year. We have all felt welcomed back after a unique and unsettling year in our reception classes. It has been fantastic being in a year 1 bubble which means we get to see all our friends again.

We are all trying our best to sit at our tables for some of our lessons and we are amazing at putting up our hands up to answer questions and are superstars at listening to instructions. 


Religious Education

To start our half term, we will be learning all about our own families and God’s family (please can you send in a picture of your child with their family for our display).

In our next topic – belonging - we will be learning all about what it means to belong to the church community. Throughout this topic we will start to look at the sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion and Confirmation.



This half term, we are revising lots of our learning from Reception and continuing from the last digraphs and trigraphs we were taught. Some of us are more confident with Phase 2 and some of us need a little bit more time to become confident with it before going over Phase 3. We will then start to look at the sounds in Phase 5.



Throughout this half term we are reminding ourselves of place value. Number bonds to 10 and 20, 1 more and 1 less and simple adding and subtraction. We are starting by covering the things we learnt in reception.