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Welcome to Year 1

Croeso I Blwyddyn 1



Mrs Churchill is your teacher.

Miss George helps us in class too.


This term our topic for learning is "Our World."


We will be finding out about the country of Spain. We will be looking at the flag, national costume, food, climate, art/artists, festivals music and dance We will be having mini themed weeks and hope to create a Spanish restaurant as our role play area.  We are hoping to have a festival to conclude our work where we will celebrate our learning and find out about the countries that other classes have studied.




Here is a timetable of our weekly routines:



Reading books returned to school.

Milk and fruit money payable weekly - £1


Forest School - please ensure that all children are dressed suitably . Warm clothes, gloves and hats in cold weather, wellies etc.



P.E. -  please could you ensure that your child has suitable clothing to change in to - shorts, t-shirt.



Reading books will be sent home. Please take time to listen to your child read and return it to school on Monday.

Library books will also be sent home on a Friday. Please take time to share the book with your child.


Class page on the school website will be up-dated with information on the learning of the week.








 This week we have been:


  • using mixed coins to pay for amounts up to 10p, 20p
  • using bar modelling to help us to work out how to give change from 10p
  • writing an explanation of the life cycle of a dandelion
  • writing a pen portrait of ourselves as if we were a Spanish child
  • learning about the Spanish artist Picasso
  • learning to count up to 10 in Spanish
  • carrying out an investigation to find out the conditions needed for a plant to grow
Picture 1

Our topic will focus on our PSD helping us to find out about different cultures and countries and respecting each other. We will be helping at the school allotment and learning about how to look after our environment.This term in literacy we will be continuing to learn our letter sounds. We will be continuing to build on our learning of the spelling of high frequency words and topic words. We will have daily handwriting practice to reinforce spelling. We will also be learning about discussion text and how to discuss and express an opinion. We will also be learning how to write an explanation text explaining about a life cycle.

In maths, we will be learning to count, recognise and write numbers to 100 and beyond. We will be developing our counting in 2s,5s and 10s to 100 in forwards and backwards sequences. We will be learning to count by grouping. We will continue to develop our knowledge of money in the cafe. We will be learning to tell o'clock and half past times using analogue and digital clocks. We will also be measuring capacity and weight using non standard units.