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?

This term our topic is Polar Regions and explorers. !


We will be learning about great explorers such as Captain Scott as well as looking at and comparing different polar animals and beginning to ask questions about how the adapt and survive in the freezing cold temperatures.


In maths we will be beginning to look at subtraction within 10 and then using our number skills to work out larger subtraction sums using number facts. We will also be looking at different temperatures and exploring capacity. We will then practice our mapping skills by learning and using directional language, as well as continuing to develop our number recognition to 100, counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s and addition within 20.


In literacy we will be learning about non-fiction texts linked to the polar regions, learning how to label different animals, looking at using our senses to create poems and much more!


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.

Thursday 14th February – Chester zoo trip – £5 members,  £15 non-members

Friday 22nd February – School closes for half term

Monday 4th March – Friday 8th March Celebrating Wales Week – Eisteddfod competition entries to be brought into school by Thursday 7th

Friday 8th March – Children invited to come to school in Welsh clothing

Wednesday 13th March – Hooked on Books Day

Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th March – Parents Evenings

Friday 12th April – School closes for Easter