Year 1 Spring Newsletter

Hello and welcome back! We hope you had a lovely break and are ready for another exciting term. After a great start we are looking forward to becoming more independent and developing our skills further. This newsletter gives you an idea of some of the interesting and fun things we will be doing in class. Over this term we may ask for some additional support from home to ensure children continue to make amazing progress. Please do speak to a member of the team if you have any concerns or need support. It is usually best to catch me at the end of the day or arrange a meeting.

Our topics this term

Subject Half Term 1 Half Term 2
Literacy Fiction- Journeys Fiction- Adventure
Numeracy Numbers to 20

Addition and subtraction to 20

Numbers to 50

Length and height

Weight and volume

Science Materials
Topic Superheroes

What would your superpower be?

Dinosaur planet

Would a Dinosaur be a good pet?

PE Dance
RE Christianity

Was it always easy for Jesus to show friendship?


Why was Jesus welcomed like a king or celebrity by the crowds on Palm Sunday?

PSHE Looking forward My family and friends
Upcoming dates for parents- please check the noticeboard regularly!


4th February – Library trip


We will continue to run parent workshops during the year and if there is a specific area that would benefit you as a parent, please come and share your ideas with a member of the Year 1 team. Please look at the important dates on the notice board and any letters to find out about upcoming events!


The children will be set work to do at home throughout the year which will reinforce the literacy, numeracy and topic skills that they are being taught in the classroom. Please ensure children have their homework books on Friday if they want to share their work. Spellings will be sent home on Fridays, they do not need to come back into school!


PE will be on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please ensure your child has a PE kit which is kept in school. The PE kit should be a white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps. On these days, children must have earrings removed and long hair must be tied back. This is part of our PE policy and in line with health and safety. Please make sure all items of PE kit and uniform are clearly labelled with your child’s name!

Book Bags and water bottles

Please ensure your child has their book bag, reading record and water bottle every day.

Reading is one of our key priorities in school. We hear children read daily in school but it is reading at home that makes a huge difference to their learning. We encourage the children to read as much as possible at home and we are happy to change reading books as often as your child reads their book. In order for the book to be changed, an adult needs to comment on the child’s reading in the reading diary.

I am looking forward to continuing the amazing work from last term. Again, please do not hesitate to come and see me or one of the other members of staff in Year 1 if you have any questions or concerns.

A Vickers

Year 1 Teacher