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St Chad's Church of England Primary and Nursery School

Year 1 – Lickey Hills Primary School and Nursery

In Year 1,  you will find our Class Teacher Miss Hardman and we will will be joined by our brilliant Teaching assistants Mrs Worrall (in the mornings) and our 1:1 support, Mrs Brittleton (Mon-Thurs). 

I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and are excited for the Spring Term!


Year 1 will start school at 8:40am and will finish at 3:00pm.

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Important Information

Reading books:  

 Please ensure your child's wallet containing their reading record and reading book comes into school every day. 

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


This term we will be doing PE outside on Mondays and Dance in the hall on Thursdays. Please ensure that your child comes into school wearing their weather appropiate PE kit (indoor/outdoor) on these days.  

Forest School:

We hope to continue to have our Forest School sessions with Miss Matzen this year. We will inform you in advance when these sessions will be taking place. Children will need to come into school in their Forest School gear on these days.

Homework and Spellings:

Homework will be set on Seesaw on Friday, children are expected complete and upload the work by the following Friday. Homework will alternate weekly between Maths and Literacy work, in addition to one project- based piece of homework which will be set each half term. Spellings will be set on Spelling Shed a Friday, in preparation for a spelling test on the following Thursday. Please support your child to practise their spellings at home.

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:

   'Amazing Africa!'

 We will investigate the question:

                             Would a Lion make a good pet?


We will be reading "The Lion Inside" by Rachel Bright in our Literacy lessons and will create our own adventure stories about a small animal who befriends a large animal in the African savannah. We will then move on to read "The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth" by Ellie Hattie. 

In Maths this term, the centre of our learning will be on number and place value within 20 and we will then move on to look at addition and subtraction within 20.

In our Science lessons, we will be focusing on animals including humans. We will identify, name and compare the structure of a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles. We will also determine which animals are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. Finally, we will move on to identify, name and draw the basic parts of the human body and we will be able to determine which part of the body is associated with each sense.

In our Geography lessons this term, we will identify and locate hot areas of the world in relation to the Equator, with a specific focus on Kenya in Africa.

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

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