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Willow Class

Welcome to Willow Class (Year 1)



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Our Class Newsletter:





Mrs Gilbert Mrs.Corrigan and Mrs Proudley would both like to send out a warm welcome to all parents/carers and children of Year 1 and we hope all of the children have had a fantastic Christmas holiday. We are looking forward to welcoming the children back and hope they will enjoy our next terms topic. Below, we have outlined what your child will be learning in Terms 3 and 4 and any other information which may help you to support your child at school.


Our topic this term is centred around Superheroes: What Superhero are you?

Year 1 will be learning about lots of exciting things. Children will be excited by learning about the fictional Superheroes but also about real life Hero’s such as Edward Jenner. Year 1 have a Superhero headquarters role play area set up in class so their imaginations can run wild.


Our vision is to…


• Create challenging but realistic learning opportunities across all areas of the curriculum.

• Encourage children’s natural curiosity about the world around them and interest in historical and geographical events.

• Provide children with opportunities to express themselves and promote creativity.

• Motivate children though unique experiences.

• Place no limits on where our learning can go, through child led learning and answering any questions that arise along the way.







In English, we will be learning about instructions and we will use the book Traction man to support the children’s creative ideas. We will also be learning about stories set in a fantasy world and we will explore Charlies Superhero Underpants. The children will continue with their daily phonics teaching and will also have the opportunity to complete a range of writing activities including:

Design and name a superhero; Character descriptions – superheroes and villains; Superhero slogans; Comic style writing; predicting story endings; Poetry ‘If I was a superhero...’; Recipes – ‘Superhero power potion’; Postcards; Guided reading and handwriting


Below are details of the grammar content to be taught during year 1:



Regular plural noun suffixes s or –es [for example, dog, dogs; wish, wishes], including

the effects of these suffixes on the meaning of the noun. Suffixes that can be added to

verbs where no change is needed in the spelling of root words (e.g. helping, helped, helper).

How the prefix un– changes the meaning of verbs and adjectives [negation, for example,

unkind, or undoing: untie the boat].


How words can combine to make sentences

Joining words and joining clauses using ‘and’


Sequencing sentences to form short narratives


Separation of words with spaces

Introduction to capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks to

demarcate sentences

Capital letters for names and for the personal pronoun

Terminology for pupils

Letter, capital letter. word, singular, plural, sentence

punctuation, full stop, question mark, exclamation mark




In Maths, we will have a strong emphasis on place value to help the children’s understanding and confidence grow when working with the number system.


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Place Value

Number Addition and Subtraction




Length and Height




Multiplication and Division



Number: Fractions


In Computing, the children will be learning how to log on, log off and shut down

2create a story and to draw a superhero. They will add movement and sound effects to their stories.

Entering data into graphing package to produce pictograms



Feel the Pulse - Exploring Pulse and Rhythm


Religious Education

The children will be learning about Family ties and how and why Hindus celebrate Raksha Bandhan



This term we will be focusing on ‘Dreams and Goals’. This will include the children identifying their dreams and goals, the steps that need to be taken in order to achieve them, how we can support each other to achieve our goals, overcoming obstacles and celebrating success once our goals have been achieved.



This term, the children will be learning skills in gymnastics, dance, athletics and games. In addition to this, they will build their confidence in using the apparatus.


PE is on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please remember to take your child’s earrings out on PE days and fasten up any long hair/long fringes with soft hair bands. Parents of girls - remember to include a pair of socks if your child wears tights. If your child is unable to remove their own earrings they will be unable to participate in PE for health and safety reasons.



This term we will be exploring ‘Animals, including Humans’ in our weekly science lesson. We will focus on different types of animals and how we classify them. We shall then be looking at the bone structure of different animals before we move on to habitats.



Our library time is on Tuesdays. Children can take out a maximum of two books and keep them for two weeks. Please encourage your child to read their library books and return both books regularly.



Homework activities are sent home every Thursday and should be returned by the following Tuesday. Each week, the activity will alternate between a Maths, English or topic focus and will be connected to the learning that has taken place that week. In addition, your child will be expected to learn their spellings which they will be tested on every Monday. These are linked to the phonics learnt that week.


Every child has their own reading book. May we request that you make a comment each time you hear your child read. As soon as there is a comment in the reading book, your child will have the opportunity to change their book every morning at 8:40am, in the Library. Please try to read with your child every evening.



Our Superhero Day on the 3rd January was a great way to kick start our topic for this term.


The Life Education Caravan is due to visit our school on 21st and 22nd March. We will send out a letter nearer to the visit with full details and there will be optional workbooks available to order to support your child’s learning.


We visited Warwick Castle in the Autumn Term and plan to have another class visit in the Summer Term.



Celebration assembly will continue to be held on Thursday afternoons and singing assemblies on alternate Fridays, please refer to our assembly schedule on our school website.



We would like the opportunity to meet with you and discuss your child’s needs and progress. Two evenings are to be held on the 6th and 7th February. However, if you wish to discuss your child’s learning before this, or at any other time, you are welcome to make an appointment. If you need to speak with either teacher before school please ask at the school office first, thank you.



Mrs Gilbert , Mrs.Corrigan and Mrs Proudley

Year 1 Teachers

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