Welcome to Year 1

Spring Term 2022

Class 1 – Year 1

Dear Parents,


This term the children have started work on their fiction narrative text ‘A Mouse Called Julian’. In this unit they will build on their ability to write simple sentences by learning how to use conjunctions to create compound sentences. We will innovate the text by changing the main characters before writing our own sequence of sentences to form a short narrative.

The children will also work on the non-fiction book ‘Hidden World- Ocean’. This text aims to teach the children factual information through the use of text, photographs and diagrams. The children will be given the opportunity to create their own non-fiction book page through careful research and written descriptions. Whilst exploring this text, the children will learn how to use a range of non-fiction text features including punctuation and sentence starters. Throughout these lessons, we will continue to teach the children about the basic grammar and punctuation required to construct sentences.


Two-three times a week, we read with the children in an adult led practice reading session. These sessions are tailored to develop the following reading skills; decoding, prosody and comprehension.

The children also take part in individual reading time throughout the school day using colour banded books which are placed into all children’s book bags. Please enjoy these books with your child at home and don’t forget to comment in their yellow reading record to indicate that you have read together. We will be looking out for star readers and love to give out lots of stickers and star points!


This term the children will be using a range of resources to support their understanding of finding one more and one less and they will begin to add and subtract numbers greater than 20. In their Place Value unit, the children will read and sequence numbers up to 50 as well as focus on accurately forming these numbers when writing. The children will learn to partition numbers to 50 including teen numbers and will continue to practice the number bonds to twenty.

After half term the children will begin the Measurements unit where they will become familiar with length, height, weight, capacity and volume in real life contexts.


The first half term we will be using some of our measuring and recording skills while we study the weather.

We will see what changes from season to season and also look at some extreme weathers.


This term in History the children will work on the unit ‘Local History’. They will study significant historical people and places in our own locality and learn where these people fit within a chronological framework. The children will have the opportunity to ask and answer questions, choose parts of sources to show what they know and understand and will explore different ways to represent their findings.


In Geography the children will work on the unit ‘Animals and their habitats’. They will discuss the different types of habitat and use world maps, atlases and globes to name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans.



In the unit ‘We are photographers’ the children will learn how to take, select and edit digital images.


The children will continue to develop their social skills, learn how to build relationships, have respect for each other and how to take responsibility. This will be achieved through a variety of methods including circle times and class councils. This term we will be focusing on Relationships.


We always do PE on Friday. Please make sure your child comes to school dressed in their PE kit on that day every week.



In Year 1, we ask you to continue to support your child’s learning by reading his/her book every night and would also recommend that you enjoy reading and discussing a longer, high-quality text to your child, especially if he/she is still developing reading fluency.


Year 1 children have 10 spelling words to practice as homework each week. New spelling words are stuck into your child’s yellow reading records this week before their test is due. Our Spelling test takes place on a Friday.

Have a fantastic term filled with lots of new learning!

Mrs Snell

This Year’s Curriculum

Loddiswell Primary School Curriculum Map

If you would like further information in relation to the curriculum please feel free to contact the school office.

This Term’s Topics

Class teachers send out an outline of the learning each child will be undertaking that term.  If you wish to find out any further details, please contact Mrs Snell.

Overview Spring Term 2022 Year 1 Topics