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Welcome to Year 1!

Spring Term 2

 February - March  2019



Tigers, welcome back! I hope you all had a lovely half term break. I am really looking forward to another fun half term with you all!



English this half term will be text led, focusing on the book ‘Beegu’, linking to our Adrift project.

By the end of this topic, all children will be able to:

  • Use some exclamation marks.
  • Write short narratives ensuring that many sentences are sequenced accurately and some simple description is used.

Children who are working deeper will:

  • Use noun phrases to give detail and description.
  • Use full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks and question marks with greater control.

Writing opportunities throughout this unit:

  • Character descriptions.
  • Setting descriptions.
  • Diary entries.
  • Letters.
  • Repeated phrases.
  • An alternative version of a fairy tale.

english in tiger class

Read, Write, Inc

Read, Write, Inc. will take place daily. These lessons will incorporate learning phonics sounds, reading, writing and spelling. The Read, Write, Inc. groups will be taught by Miss Morris/Mrs Gregg, Mrs Knight/Mrs Davies and Mr Simon.


Our Maths focus this half term is Place Value (within 50) and Measurement.
By the end of this term, the children will be able to:

  • Count to 50 forwards and backwards.
  • Count, read and write numbers to 50 in numerals.
  • Given a number, identify one more and one less.
  • Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations.
  • Count in multiples of two, fives and tens.
  • Measure and begin to record lengths and heights.
  • Compare, describe and solve practical problems for lengths and heights.
  • Measure and begin to record mass/weight, capacity and volume.
  • Compare, describe and solve practical problems for mass/weight, capacity and volume.


Our Science topic for this half term is ‘Plants’. We will start by looking at the different parts of a plant and naming the petals, stem, leaf and root. We will also be finding out the differences between evergreen and deciduous trees. Our topic will be completed by finding out the names of common plants and trees. The information we gain in this topic we will use when we investigate the schoolgrounds to see what we can see! Investigation we will be through observation and using non-fiction tasks.

We will also be continuing with our ‘Seasons’ topic by continuing to look at the season of winter.

We have a science star each week. Somebody who added something special to our lessons. 


In History, the children will be focusing on ‘Seaside holidays from the past’.
Throughout this unit the children will:

  • Identify features associated with seaside holidays in the past and present.
  • Compare seaside holidays from the past and present.
  • Use time related vocabulary.
  • Find out information from photographs.

Geographical and historical Tigers


In DT, we will be looking at puppets. During this topic, the children will design their puppet, make their puppet and evaluate it.


Our Big Questions for Spring 2 are, ‘Why is the cross an important symbol for Christians? andHow did people feel on Palm Sunday?’. We will be exploring these questions through music and will use a variety of instruments including our voices.


PE will take place on Monday’s and Friday’s, this half term the children will be focusing on Gymnastics and Team Games. Please ensure that your child has a named PE kit in school each day.


The PSHE topic will be closely linked with our Adrift project. We will be looking at ‘home’ and what home means to us. We will also be looking at diversity and the importance of acceptance.


Computing this half term will be cross-curricular. The children will use web browsers to access web pages, linked to our History and Science units. Children will also continue to practise their programming skills.

computing tigers


Mrs. Knight will be working with the children alongside myself on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Mrs. Gregg will be teaching the children RE and Science on Thursdays during my PPA.

Miss Phillips will be teaching the children Music on Monday afternoons.



Homework will be sent home on a Friday and needs to be returned the following Tuesday. This will include work to consolidate the children’s learning from that week. Mrs. Gregg will send home ‘Talking RE’ and ‘Talking Science’ homework each week. This might be asking your child to find something at home to share the following Thursday or to talk to you about a topic relevant to our next lesson. Thank you in anticipation of your support and I hope you enjoy supporting.


Water bottles

Please ensure your child has a named water bottle in school each day.


If anyone has any questions they would like to ask me, please feel free to see me after school or arrange an appointment.


Many thanks,


Miss Morris