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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 Mrs Costello.​

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 a Monday. 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".


Every Friday afternoon we will be having Darcie, our school dog, in class with us.  Darcie will be there to read with us and support our learning (and to give us lots of cuddles). For more information about Darcie, please speak to Mrs Jones.


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 'Animals'.

We will be reading 'The Lion Inside' by Rachel Bright and 'The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth' by Ellie Hattie in our Literacy lessons.

In Maths this term, the centre of our learning will be on adding and subtracting one-digit and two- digit numbers to 20, including zero. We will focus on representing and using number bonds related to subtraction facts within 20. We will also continue to read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction  (-) and equals (=) signs.

In Science, we will be learning about different animals, including humans. We will learn how to identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds and mammals, whilst also comparing and describing their structures. We will identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores, through carrying out an investigation. 

We will also learn about the parts of a human body, by labelling and drawing the basic parts. In addition to this, we will explore which part of the body is associated with each sense. This will lead on to creating our own senses poems. 

In our Geogrpahy lessons this term, we will continue to develop our location knowledge by naming, locating and identifying the characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom. We will explore a variety of landmarks, music, food and flags associated with each country. 

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

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