Year 1

Hello and welcome to Blwyddyn 1.

Our class has been named after a Welsh bird or animal. Our class name is Dosbarth Gwdih?, this means ‘owl’ in Welsh.


The people who work in our class are:

Miss Woodward

Miss Scandariato


Our week in school and things to remember:

Monday PE day- we suggest that the children keep their PE kits in school.

Wednesday – – Forest school – children will need Wellies and forest school clothes in school.

Thursday- Reading and homework will go home in book bags.


What are we learning about this term?

For the first part of the term we will be looking at the Three Little pigs and Materials, followed by the topic Space!


We will be learning about different materials and their properties, whilst taking a closer look at bee’s and what we can do to protect them.

In our space topic we will be learning about the different planets and the importance of the sun for our planet. We will also be looking at the race to space and compare it to today’s technology.


In maths we will be looking at capacity, volume and length. The children will complete a variety of hand on / practical activities to help develop their understanding of these concepts. We will also be developing our understanding and use of money and using this in real life contexts. We will continue our understanding of times tables and the ‘x’ symbol. Children will continue their addition and subtraction skills and we will explore more complex problems.


In literacy we will be learning the structure of a story and important vocabulary used within story writing. The children will learn the story T4W style and use this method to aid their story writing. During our space topic we will look at research methods and use these to find information about planets and the first moon landing.


Learning at home

Reading – children will be sent home reading books on a Thursday and it would be very beneficial for them to get as much reading done as possible with you at home.

Spellings – They will have a spelling book with the week’s spellings inside, the children can practice reading and writing these words in their spelling books.

Phonics – We will also be sending home any letters/sounds that the children need to recap as well as new letters and sounds that are being learnt that week in school.

Number work – We will sometimes send additional numeracy homework home for the children to practice. This will be optional homework and is just there to help support and reinforce any numeracy work that has been taught that week in class.

Topic – any topic related work that you do, see or make at home will be happily shared with the class.