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Year 1

Welcome to Y1!

General Information



Teachers: Miss Kirkham, Miss Hay and Miss Robinson

Teaching Assistant: Mr JonesMrs Barnes (Mon-Wed) and Ms Turner (Thurs & Fri)



Children will come to school dressed in their uniform and will bring their PE kit in a labelled bag.


Some PE sessions will take place outside unless there are extreme weather conditions i.e. ice, snow or heavy rain.


Please ensure they have the appropriate kit e.g. jogging bottoms/leggings and a jumper/hoodie.



Home learning menus are given out at the start of every half term highlighting activities and projects the children can complete based on their current topic.


Each half term, children will be encouraged to complete homework from a 'homework menu' from their class teacher. This will be a range of activities relating to their current topic that parents can complete with their children.


Please do share photographs of your children carrying out the tasks by sharing them with the year group's Twitter page. 

Topics covered:


Spring 2

Grow, Grow, Grow!


Over the next half term, our new topic ‘Grow, Grow, Grow’, will focus on plants. Susie Science will be helping us investigate different types of plants and what the different parts of a plant do. As scientists we will also be looking at the differences between evergreen and deciduous trees, and how seasonal changes effect what they look like.


Adam Art will also be helping us on our next topic, introducing us to some wonderful art work from new artist- who create collages of different flowers. We will take inspiration from these artists, and using the techniques that they use to help us in creating our very own collage of flowers.


Finally, Gina Geography will be teaching us the knowledge to use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study Woodhouse West and our local area. We will learn the points on a compass and be able to use locational language to describe the location of features and routes on a map. In addition to identifying seasonal and weather patterns in the UK and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator.

Books to enjoy at home!

Spring 2


Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke 

Anna Hibiscus lives in amazing Africa with her mother, her father, her baby twin brothers, and lots and lots of her family. Join her as she splashes in the sea, prepares for a party, sells oranges, and hopes to see sweet, sweet snow!



Bloom: Hope in a Scary World by Anne Booth

There was once a beautiful flower and a little girl who loved it. She talked to it every morning on her way to school. The owner of the flower shouted at her. The next day, the flower did not open. The angry man didn’t understand. He tried watering it. He tried giving it shade and he tried talking to it. He told it how wonderful he was, how important his job was and how lonely he felt. But it still refused to open. So, he asked the little girl. “Why don’t you tell it how wonderful it is and how much you love it?” she said. As he did so, his own heart filled with love. And the flower bloomed.


Explore Earth's Seven Continents by Bobbie Kalman 

This concise overview of the seven continents explains to children what a continent is and what factors make each continent unique, such as landforms, climate, animals, and people.





What Do You See When You Look At a Tree? by Emma Carlisle 

What do you see when you look at a tree? Leaves and twigs and branches? Or do you see a real, living thing, that moves, and breathes and dances?