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The teachers in Class 1 are Mrs Virsiliene (Mon, Tue, Wed) and Miss Breeze (Thu, Fr). Our TA is Mrs LePoidevin.


We have a very busy term ahead. In the Spring Term our topic is SPACE. We will be reading fiction and non-fiction books about the Space, The Solar System and aliens. For more detailed overview please look at Spring Y1 document on your child’s class page.


In Year 1 we develop phonics, reading, writing and maths skills. We use the new national curriculum as the foundation of our planning. The children will participate in a mixture of whole class teaching, small group focus tasks with the teacher/teaching assistant.


As the children have been in year 1 for a term now, we will start focusing on whole class teaching and learning and there will not be that many opportunities for continuous provision.


The children will continue to take the class mascot, 'Gaila the Giraffe', home for showing fantastic behaviour and our school’s Christian values. Gaila will come with the book, so your child will be able to stick pictures/write about their adventures in it. They will then be able to share the events with the rest of the class.




PE will be on Tuesday and Thursday.

All children are expected to change for Physical Education (PE).

Please ensure the children have full PE kit in school and it is labelled. We will have some of our PE sessions outdoors, so please make sure they have jogging bottoms and a hooded top in school too. We will continue to send kits home at the end of each half term.




Children will get a new set of spellings every Friday. They will be taught these spellings in school before they take them home to practise.


What you can do to help your child at home:


Please listen to your child read every night. It would be useful if you could write in their diary what page they have read to or if they have finished the book. That way we will know whether or not your child needs a new book to take home.


Some children will have Year 1 common exception words written in their reading diaries every so often so please help your child to practise reading them.


Thank you for your support

Mrs Virsiliene and Miss Breeze


Spring Term overview

Questions to ask when reading with your child

Common Exception Words Y1