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Spring 2023 Newsletter

We are really happy to welcome all of the children back to school for the Spring term. We hope that you had a wonderful time over the Christmas break.

Our topic for this half term is ‘Toys’. In History we will be looking at toys and how the types of materials that are used to make them has changed over the years. This will link with our Science topic on materials and their properties.

In Design and Technology we will look at textiles by exploring different types of fabric. We will learn to design and make a model of a simple cloak for Little Red Riding Hood.

After half term we will be comparing hot places to cold places in the world in Geography. In Art we will be looking at paper art collage and printing in African art.

We will explore different animals around the world in science and compare and contrast them. We will be identifying and naming common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.  


In English we will be looking at traditional stories and books which follow that theme. We will be writing our own stories based on these tales. We will begin with Little Red Riding Hood and will also study some stories set in Africa.


In Maths we will continue to focus on reading, writing and ordering numbers to 100.  We will add and subtract numbers to 10, focusing on how we can add two parts to make a whole and making addition and subtraction stories to match number sentences. We will also be counting in multiples of 10, 5 and 2. We will be explaining what odd and even numbers are and the difference between them. We will also be exploring, discussing and comparing 2D and 3D shapes.


We continue to focus on phonics this term using Bug Club phonics and you can support your child in this area by reading their phonic based books at home with them. We will continue to celebrate the children who read regularly at home by awarding Rainbow Reader certificates and books. If you read with your child 5 times a week for 5 weeks and record this in their reading diary, they can choose a book to keep.

Many thanks to parents who are supporting their children by reading regularly with them at home because this is really vital to ensure your child’s continued progress.


P.E takes place on Wednesdays and Fridays for both classes. Please make sure all PE kit is named. You will be notified when Forest School sessions will commence


We look forward to a fun and successful term together.

Our Teachers and Teaching Assistants
1DL is taught by Mrs Davies (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and Mrs Lewis (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday).
1H is taught by Miss Harris.
Our teaching assistants in Year one are Mrs Andrews, Miss Barratt and Mrs Brown.