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 Spring Term - Toy Story


This term the will be learning about toys. They will be going an educational visit on March 11th 2019, to Weston Park Toy Museum. We will spend out a letter and details nearer to the time. Also this term, we are looking forward to the return of Sealegs - the live puppet show. This year it will be the traditional story; The Selfish Giant.



This term the children will be writing poem, instructions and information texts.



This term in Maths the children will focussing on problem solving skills, multiplication and division. We will also cover basic fractions, measurement and place value.



In science we will focus on conducting a local weather study, where children record their daily observations.



We will be finding out about the history of traditional toys from long ago.

D & T / Art


We will be desiging and making our own puppets



Your child has now received their phonics pack. Please make sure you support your child by practising their personalised phoneme fans every night before they read. This should only take a minute or two and will greatly enchance their learning, and prepare them for their national phonics reading test in June.


Caterpillars class is one of our two Year 1 classes, where our children are in their first year of Key Stage 1. During year one, we aim to support the development of independence both academically and personally.  Children work hard during their transition into year one and they will become much more fluent in their reading, writing and known facts related to number.  These are the building blocks for future learning and we value the support of parents to help develop fluency in reading and number bonds. We have high expectations of our children but we also have large amounts of fun and laughter along the way!

On this page you will find lots of useful information about what we are up to in class, as well as how children's learning can be supported at home, both from a parent's perspective, as well as how children can learn independently at home in their spare time.  We hope you find it useful.

 Termly  topic:  PE this half term:  Important dates:
 Toy Story Dance - puppets
Parents' Evenings: Week Commencing 4.1.19 
Western Park Toy Musuem: 11.3.19
Sealegs Live Puppet theatre: tbc
  • Mrs Caroline Clode


  • Mrs Sue Brooks


  • Miss Lisa Oliver

    Teaching Assistant

In year 1 the children are expected to read their school reading book every night for ten minutes.  The books the children are given are matched to their phonic reading ability.  Reading regularly allows the children the opportunity to reinforce their learning.  The books are changed every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
The children are given five spellings on a Friday which they are tested on the following Friday.  The children need to learn their spellings every night by the; read, cover, write and check method. 
Number Bonds.
The children in year one are currently learning their number bonds to 10 i.e pairs of numbers that add together to equal 10. We have sent the rhyme that the children use in school out on Seesaw so they have consistency at home when reciting them.
We ask that the children learn their number bonds to 20 and subtraction facts up to 20, which is an integral aspect of the year 1 curriculum.
Currently, caterpillers have P.E on a Monday and a Thursday.  For PE the children need dark shorts and a plain white t-shirt or the school t-shirt with their house logo on.  They also need indoor and outdoor PE shoes.  When it is cold the children will need an outdoor PE kit in a dark colour without a logo.
The links below include another way we share our learning with the world, as well as how learning can be supported in an engaging and innovative way at home: