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Spring 2024 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 term in Science is ‘Everyday Materials’.

History and Geography

In History we will study the lives of Significant People in the Past. We will be focusing on learning about and comparing the lives of Mary Anning and David Attenborough.

In Geography we will be looking at hot and cold areas of the world.


In Art we will be learning about printing. The children will explore marks they can make with a range of objects. Children will be taught techniques of stencilling and relief printing. In Design and Technology, the children will learn about the nutritional value of fruit and vegetables and will create and modify dishes that appeal to the senses.


In Maths we will continue to focus on reading, writing and ordering numbers to 100. We will also continue to add and subtract numbers to 20. This term will be focusing on counting in multiples of 10, 5 and 2 and linking this to multiplication and division by grouping and sharing objects. We will calculate answers to problems using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays. We will be explaining what odd and even numbers are and the difference between them. We will look at recognising coins and their values and link this to counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.


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. The stories we will focus on will include The Three Little Pigs, The Three Billy Goats Gruff and Jack and the Beanstalk.

We continue to focus on phonics this term by teaching Bug Club phonics daily. 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.

We will continue with Rainbow Readers too! 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.


P.E takes place on Wednesdays and Thursdays 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

1DV is taught by Mrs Davies (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and Mrs Vedmore (Thursday and Friday).

1D is taught by Miss Darling.

Our teaching assistants in Year one are Mrs Andrews, Mrs Lynes and Mrs Brown.