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Year 1 (Elstar) 2022 - 2023

Miss Nasir

Year 1 Class Teacher

Dear Parents, Guardians and Children,

Welcome back after the Easter break! We have a fun filled term ahead.



In English this term we will be looking at instruction texts and look at the different features of an instruction text. We will then move on to the story ‘Whatever Next’ written by Jill Murphy.



In maths this term we will be learning the following:

-Multiplication and division: counting in 2s, 5s and 10s, equal groups and arrays

-  Fractions: recognising a half and a quarter of a given shape or quantity

-Position and direction: focussing on turns and the different directions

-Place value within 100: tens to 100, 1 more and 1 less and comparing numbers

-Money: Recognising coins and notes

-Time: days of the week, months, telling the time to the hour and half hour



Phonics is the most effective way of teaching children to learn to read.  By providing them with the skills to tackle new words they can become fluent readers. We will be doing daily phonics for 40 minutes every day. Children are assessed and grouped every half term.



Children should be reading at home every day for at least 10 minutes and ensure they get their reading record signed. Children should bring their reading records into school every day so an adult is able to listen to them read. Books will be changed every Friday.


History- School days

Your child will learn about the differences between schooling in the Victorian era and schooling today. They will learn about objects found in a Victorian classroom and how they were used. They will learn to describe the passage of time through study of past, present and future tense vocabulary.


Science- Plant parts

In the Plant Parts project, your child will learn that plants are living things that grow from seeds or bulbs. They will revisit the concept of seasonal change, observing how trees and other plants change with the seasons, particularly from winter to spring. They will continue their learning by learning the parts of plants. Your child will learn about the parts of leaves, making comparisons.



Science- Animal parts

In the Animal Parts project, your child will learn that animals, including humans, can be sorted into six groups: amphibians, birds, fish, invertebrates, mammals and reptiles. They will learn that different animal groups have similar and different body parts and the purposes of these body parts. They will sort animals into the six animal groups based on characteristics. They will learn about pets and how they are cared for and identify the animal group for each. They will discuss what different animals eat, using the terms 'carnivore', 'herbivore' and 'omnivore'. They will complete Venn diagrams, identifying animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.


DT- Chop, slice and mash

This project teaches children about sources of food and the preparatory skills of peeling, tearing, slicing, chopping, mashing and grating. They use this knowledge and techniques to design and make a sandwich according to specific design criteria.



Children will be having 2 PE sessions each week on Monday and Thursday.

 On PE days the children are expected to come to school in the following NOT UNIFORM:

  • Bottle green shorts
  • Red Pippins t-shirt
  • Trainers
  • Socks (if children wear tights regularly) 
  • Black/Grey/Navy jogging bottoms
  • Sweat band (if needed to cover a religious bracelet)

Please make sure that children are not wearing any jewellery on PE days apart from for religious reasons.


The children will be receiving their homework on a Friday and will be expected back in the following Wednesday.

As always, if you have any problems or questions, please send me an email at  


Miss Nasir

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