Reception and Year 1

Teacher: Mrs Louise Pearson                                                                                    Spring 2019

Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Jane & Mrs Bailey

The School Day:
Morning: 9.00 – 12.30
(Break time 10.55 – 11.05 Assembly 9.10 – 9.30)
Lunchtime: 12.30 – 1.35
Afternoon: 1.35 – 3.25

‘What shall I wear?’ is our topic for the whole spring term.

Within this topic we will be learning about……
Science – Everyday materials. We will be sorting and classifying them using their properties. As well as carrying out several simple investigations.
Geography/History- The Arctic is the focus for all of our geography work during the first part of the term. After half term we will be looking at how our clothes have changed through time.
Art/DT-Philip Tracy provides the starting point for our DT work and the children will be attempting to design and make their own hats. After the break, the children will be developing their sewing skills!
RE-The focus of the year 1 children’s work will be based around sacred books and what we can learn from them whilst the reception children’s work will be based upon special places, including places of worship. We will also be discussing Easter.
Music – as well as working on their musical skills, the children will be listening to music from ‘The Beetles’.
ICT- We will continue to develop our keyboard skills and our understanding of how to keep safe on the internet. Alongside this we will be following instructions to program various things.


To fit in with our topic, we will be starting the term with reading ‘The 3 Little Pigs’.
Based upon this book we will be looking at a non-fiction text about wolves and will be writing instructions explaining how to build a model house.

The second part of the term will begin with the children reading ‘Williams Wish Wellingtons’ and like the previous term, this book will provide the basis for further work looking at weather poems and simple explanation texts.
To support work in English it is vital that your child reads at home. This gives them the opportunity to practise strategies they are taught at school… practise makes us better at things!!

In maths……

Year 1 children will be learning...
• To compare and order numbers to at least 50.
• To count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10.
• Number bonds to 10 and 20.
• Missing number sentences.
• Doubling numbers to at least 20.
• The value of different coins.
• Ordering weight, length and height of objects.

Reception children will be learning ….
• To count larger groups of objects accurately.
• To use coins in context
• To count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10.
• To add and subtract using different methods.
• Solve simple problems.
• Measure the height, weight and length of objects.

  • Class assembly
    9.15am Friday 29th March. We hope to see you all there!


The children will be having some PE sessions outside. It is useful if the children could have trainers as it can be slippery underfoot and when running on grass. Their feet do get damp in plimsoles. The children will need to have black jogging suit bottoms that are clearly named please.


All of the children will now be given a weekly task that should be completed at home. Their task will be given out on a Monday and should be handed in on Friday, giving the children 4 evenings to complete their task. Late homework will not be marked until the following week.
Year 1 spellings will now be given out on Friday. We will then check to see how the children are doing on the following Monday morning,
Reading books will continue to be changed twice a week.

Several times last term, children lost new and named, school jumpers and PE hoodies.
I would like to remind everyone that it is crucial ALL the children’s belongings are CLEARLY LABELLED and that when they are washed, could everyone please just check that names are still legible and also that your child has their own uniform!!

  • Come in and join us for the morning!
    We would like to invite all class one parents / carers to spend part of the morning with us on -Wednesday 23rd January 9.10-10.00am