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Year 1 Welcome Video

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Spring 1


Big Question - What Happens Next?


We are very excited to start learning all about What Happens Next? We will be looking at differnet types of weather through georgaphy, art and music. Wel also be looking at the human and physical geography of Ellesmere port and see how it has changed over the years.

In science we will be learning all about seasons and which month is in what season and what the weather is like. In RE we are looking at our families and different celebrations we may celebrate. We are going to take a look at what celebrations take place in the church and how they are celebrated.




Please check the coloured sticker on your reading record for your spelling group. 


Please can you email in any homework that your children complete to the office. 


Please email your homework to Mrs Johnson and Mrs McKay

Read, Read, Read!!



Please read every night with a grown up at home and ask them to sign your book.







In Literacy this term we will be looking at lots of different stories. We will be look at the different characters and how to describe them with adjectives. We will aslo be looking at where the book is set and how to describe them. Over the term we are going to be re-writing some of our stories in our own words.



'Phonics is a way of teaching children to learn to read quickly and skillfully.' DoE 2013. 


We are working hard to learn all our different phonic sounds. The children will be bringing home sound mats, words and games to support their learning in a fun way.


Please encourage the children to use these as often as possible.


We use 'alien words' each day to practise segmenting and blending sounds. These words are made up and really make us think about the sounds that we can see. 





Here is a list of all the spellings the children in year 1 should know.




In numeracy this half term we will be learning about number, addition and subtraction time and measuring, We will also developing our problem solving skills. 




Number pairs

Play the number bonds game by bursting bubbles that make pairs to 10 or 20. You have to be fast!



Mental Maths


Play 'Hit the Button' to answer questions as quickly as possible. Have fun!