Welcome to Class 1 and the Spring Term 2019

Teacher: Mrs Jayne Cooper

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



During this term, we will be reading Katie Morag books and stories from imaginary worlds including Aliens Love Underpants and Whatever Next. We will also be reading a selection of non-fiction 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 to consolidate their learning.


We will be learning:

  • To count larger groups of objects accurately.
  • To use positional language.
  • To name 2D and 3D and know some of their properties.
  • To add and subtract using different methods.
  • To sequence events.
  • Solve simple problems.



Our topics for the spring term are Fly me to the moon? and Where are we?  Within these topics we will be learning about:

Science – Everyday materials.  We will be sorting and classifying materials using their properties and carrying out simple investigations.

History- We will be learning about famous space explorers including Neil Armstrong.

Geography – We will be looking at maps to find our place in the world.

DT/Art- We will be using recyclable materials to build our own rockets, making a healthy meal for an astronaut and making collages.

RE –We will be looking at which places are special, including places of worship. We will also be discussing Easter.

Music – The children will be working on their musical skills, listening and responding to different styles of music, and singing and playing instruments.

ICT- We will continue to develop our keyboard skills and our understanding of how to keep safe on the internet. 


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.


Several times last term, children lost items of school uniform and PE kit.

I would like to remind everyone that it is crucial ALL the children’s belongings are CLEARLY LABELLED. After clothes have been washed, could everyone please just check that names are still legible and that your child has their own uniform!

Reading books will continue to be changed twice a week on Mondays and Fridays. Book bags should be brought into school each day.

As part of our Fly Me to the Moon topic, we will be visiting the National Space Centre in Leicester with Class 2 on 27th January.