Year 1

Year 1 News


Hello and welcome to Blwyddyn 1.

This year each class has been named after a Welsh bird or animal. Our class name is Dosbarth Gwdihw, 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- Forest school – children will need Wellies in school.

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

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


What are we learning about this term?

This term our topic is ‘Roars and claws’ as we are learning about dinosaurs!


The first half term we will be focusing on ‘the three little pigs’ story and  looking at different materials and learning about their properties, we will then use this information to make a safe and secure home for the Big bad wolf.

The second part of the term we will be looking at different plants, learning about how they grow, what they need to survive and how we can help look after our planbet.


In maths we will be learning about 3D shapes and their properties, we will be using non-standard and standard units of measure, we will be looking it doubling and halving numbers as well as half and quarters. We will continue to practice counting in 1’s, 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.


In literacy we will be learning the story the three little pigs by heart, we will then be re-telling this story using actions, props, story maps before innovating and writing our own versions of the tale. We will be learning lots of story language and using apps such as puppet theatre and Spark Adobe to help us retell stories.


Learning at home

Reading – children will be sent home reading books on a Friday 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.