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St Chad's Church of England Primary and Nursery School

Welcome to Year 1

Class Information:

In Year 1,  you will find our Class Teacher Miss Hardman and our Teaching assistant for the mornings,  Mrs Brittleton.​

Our School Council representatives are Samantha and Noah. Our Eco Council members are Ethan D, Tilly and Calvin.

Important Information

Reading books:  

 Please ensure your child's book bag, reading record and reading books are in school every day. 

Please try to read as much as possible with your child and remember to sign their reading record to help them reach the GOLD star on our class 'Star Readers' chart!


This term we will be doing PE on Mondays and Thursdays . Please ensure that your child has a named PE kit in school every day.

Homework and Spellings:

Homework will be set and sent home on a Wednesday, children are expected to hand their completed work in on the following Monday. Homework will alternate weekly between Maths work and Literacy work. Spellings will be sent home on a Monday, in preparation for a spelling test on the following Friday. The weekly spellings will link to our current phonics sounds and our "tricky words".

Please make sure that your child has a named water bottle in school every day and that all clothing is clearly labelled. 

Curriculum Information

This term our learning is inspired by our topic

'Terrific Toys!'




We will be reading 'Toys in Space' by Mini Grey and 'Goldilocks and Just One Bear'' by Leigh Hodgkinson in our Literacy lessons.




In Maths this term, the centre of our learning will be on Multiplication and Division. We will continue working on counting in multiples of twos, fives and tens and will explore making, grouping and sharing equal groups. We will then move on to Fractions, where we will work to find halves and quarters of shapes and quantities. 

In Science, we will be exploring, identifying and naming a variety of everyday materials and will describe some of their physical properties.  We will also work to distinguish between the object and the material that is made of, with a focus on toys. We will work scientifically, by exploring and experimenting with a range of materials to answer questions (e.g. What material is best for...?). 

In our History lessons this term, our main focus is on changes within our living memory. We will first explore and reseach toys from the past, e.g. Victorian toys and will develop vocabulary to compare old and new toys.  This will then lead on to  recognising important changes and disussing how and why toys have chaged over time. We will then move on to exploring homes from the past and comparing the work of significant individuals from the past, such as Pieter Bruegel and LS Lowry.

We will be visiting the Weaver Hall Museum to learn more about toys from the past


Take a look at our Summer Topic Web to find out more....

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