Year 1

 Hello and welcome back to the Spring Term!

We have a very exciting term ahead learning about inventors and inventions, and we will even become inventors ourselves!!!
I wonder what we will create?
Through Talk for Writing we will also be learning how to write instructions and our main focus text this term is The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl. He likes to eat children!
In Maths we are learning about place value and adding and taking away.
We are looking forward to seeing you again soon.
Mrs Clifford and Mrs Whittaker


 This week in Maths we will be finishing our unit on mass and capacity. We will be measuring the capacity of a container, and using this to calculate the capacity of more than one container. We will also be comparing the capacity of different containers using <, > and =.

If you would like to practice at home what we have been learning about in school, then please use the workbook on the WhiteRose Maths website Y1-HL-Spring-Block-4-Mass-and-capacity-2020.pdf (

If you would like a printed copy please let me know.

In English we are using a picture stimulus to write speech bubbles to show what we think the characters are saying.  We are focusing on using ‘and’ to join two sentences together, and using an exclamation mark where appropriate.

In Phonics we will be learning the different ways to make ear (ear as in hear, eer as in cheer, -ere as in here and ier as in pier) and then r ( r as in rabbit, wr as in write, rr as in arrive, rh as in rhyme)

If you are able to practice phonics at home please ensure your child sounds out the words so that they are looking for the digraphs, trigraphs and split digraphs. You can also visit and select ‘Generate Example Screening Check’.

We hope you have a lovely Easter holiday.

Kind regards

Mrs Clifford and Mrs Whittaker



Click here to see what we did in previous weeks


Please encourage your children to read at home and complete their reading diaries.

Pie Corbett’s Reading Spine is a core of books that create a living library inside a child’s mind. It is a store of classics and essential reads that help children engage at a deeper level and enter the world of the story.





As a school, we adopt a mastery approach to teaching Mathematics, using White Rose Maths as our core scheme. The following links will take you to workbooks, videos and games which may be helpful in consolidating your learning at home






What have we been up to ?

Please check this section regularly to see photos of our activities.


As part of our work on Inventors we have been learning about Leonardo Di Vinci and his parachute invention. We made our own parachutes and tested them outside.


YEAR 1 & 2 NATIVITY 2022