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Year 1

Hello and welcome to Spring Term in Year 1!


In Year 1 we have Beech class with Miss Kelly  and Birch Class with Miss Lambert. We are helped by Miss Morgan, Miss Symonds and Mrs Hollingsworth.


Our painting for this term is Spring by Archimboldo. We will be learning about rabbits, plants, trees and vegetables.




At this stage of the year, the children will be working on extending their sentences using conjunctions (and, so, but, because). They will be using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops for each sentence. They should be starting to add detail using adjectives and verbs.


At the end of the year, the children will sit a phonics test. They will be expected to distinguish between sounds, writing words independently, reading words independently, as well as sorting between “alien” words (e.g. snorp, thomp) and real words. Please practice on


In Maths, the children are working on representing numbers and using their work on place value to solve addition and subtraction problems to 20. We are working on counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.

More About Year 1...

Useful Links

•Please read with your child every day and record that they have read in their reading diary.

•Please ensure that Homework is handed in.

•Apply a variety of methods to help your child learn and practise spellings

•Ensure that your child brings the correct


Homework is sent home on Friday and is due back in on the following Wednesday.

Southmead PE Kit to school on Monday and takes it home on Friday. PE is on a Monday and Tuesday in Year 1.


If you have any questions please ask Miss Kelly or Miss Lambert on the playground at the end of the day, or get in touch with the school office to arrange an appointment.


We are so excited for our first term with our new Year 1 classes!

How You Can Help

Thursday 14th February- Year 1 Beech Class Assembly 9.10am


Wednesday 27th February- trip to Kew Gardens


Thursday 14th March - Year 1 Birch Class Assembly 9.10am


Key Dates...

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