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Class 1 - Miss Sanders 2023 - 2024

Miss Sanders


Welcome Back!

We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are ready for the new year. We have spent the autumn term settling into Year 1 and have learnt new routines. Now we are very excited for lots of learning during the spring and summer terms! Below you will find some information about what we will be studying in the spring term. If you have any questions then please contact us via Class Dojo.


From Miss Sanders & Miss McNamara 




Spring Term 2024

Our spring term topics are 'Toys!' and 'My Place in the World'.


During the first half of spring term, we will be studying the Toys from the Past. We will focus on different historical aspects within this topic such as chronology, events, people and changes, societal change and technological innovation. Children will look at a range of different toys from the past and recognise how things have changed over time.

During the second half of spring term, we will be looking at Our Place in the World. We will focus on place knowledge, looking at the town that we live in. We will also look at people and communities and in addition, we will complete some fieldwork.


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Children will access daily Read Write Inc. phonics sessions each morning. In English, children will continue to develop their phonics and reading knowledge whilst exploring a range of texts through Pathways to Write. Within English lessons, children will look at a range of genres including poetry, narrative writing and non-fiction writing. These genres will be stand along or link with our overarching topics where appropriate.

We will continue to support the children with simple sentence writing as well as basic grammar such as use of capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We will focus on grammar such as suffixes and will begin to demarcate sentences with question marks and exclamation marks. Through reading high quality texts, children will develop their vocabulary skills so that they can use a wide range of interesting vocabulary within their own writing! During the spring term, we will study the texts 'The Lion Inside' and 'The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth'.

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In Maths, we will study Geometry, Addition and Subtraction within 20, Place Value within 50 and Measurement.To enhance our maths studies, children will also complete daily 'Mastering Number' sessions to consolidate prior learning and embed basic maths skills.



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In Science, children will be studying Animals including Humans. Within this, children will identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals. They will identify a range of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores as well as describe and compare the structure of various animals. Children will also identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.



During the spring term, we will be introducing the new Religious Education Directory 'To Know You More Clearly'. 

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Our RE topics for this term are:

Branch 3- Galilee to Jerusalem

Branch 4- Desert to Garden


We will also continue with our daily Collective Worship sessions, spending time together reflecting on God's word.



Useful links to support learning at home

The following links are to useful websites for children to engage with at home, to consolidate what they have been learning in school!


- Important Information -

- The school day starts at 8:50am and finishes at 3:20pm.

- Anyone who arrives once the main gates are closed will have to come through the office and be signed in. 

- PE will be every Tuesday. On this day, children will come into school in their PE kits and will wear them for the whole day. Please ensure your child is wearing their school PE not own clothes. If your child needs an inhaler, this MUST be in school at all times.

- Please ensure that any medication/inhalers are handed into the office with the appropriate paperwork. This will then be administered throughout the day as necessary.

- Home reading books and homework will be given out/changed every Friday. Children should read their book 3 times per week with an adult and have their reading diary signed. 

- The children should bring a water bottle into school with them daily. This should be filled with water, not juice! Fruit is provided for the children daily, however, if the children would like to bring in their own snack they can - as long as it is fruit. No cereal bars, crisp, chocolate etc. are allowed. 


If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Sanders via the Class Dojo app.


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