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Year 1

Werrington Primary School

Year 1


A warm welcome to our Year 1 page from Miss Woodliffe and Mrs Stockdale.  We will be adding useful and interesting information as the year progresses.

This Week's News


All work is now accessible securely through Tapestry. This allows you and your children to share work they have done, ask questions and get feedback. It has been lovely to see how many of you are accessing the lessons already.

Your work is scheduled to appear at different times during each day (Monday to Friday) in the Activities section of Tapestry. However, if you prefer to print your work in advance, all resources for the week are available in the Documents section prior to Monday morning. 

We would also like you to comment in the ‘Register’ each day from Monday-Friday. All children who register each day will receive a house point.

Please add comments or photos to Observations. We love to see what you have been doing each day. Feel free to also tell us about any other news you have that you would like to share with us.


8th May 2020

Happy VE Day everyone! Isn't it lovely that the sun is also out on such an important day? I do hope you are able to enjoy some celebrations at your home.

Thank you to everyone who has activated their Tapestry accounts already. If you haven't, please do so as all work will be set on Tapestry from now on during home schooling.

We have really enjoyed seeing the work that you have posted to the Observations area. This helps us to plan future lessons based on what you have enjoyed or on the areas that you may need more practice with.

Please remember to register each morning so that we can see who has logged in. 

Have a wonderful, long weekend and stay safe!

Mrs Stockdale & Miss Woodliffe


**1st May 2020

As an update to the note below, we have started to upload work to Tapestry for next week. This week it is the same as the work that has been added to the website.

The work is scheduled to appear on Tapestry throughout the day and includes a daily register. We will give House Points to all children registering on Tapestry each day.**


1st May 2020

It has been lovely to speak to so many of you this week. We will continue trying to contact you next week if we haven't spoken to you already. It is so nice to hear that you have been working so hard on your home learning.

This week's work has now been moved into the 'Previous Week's Learning' folder so that you can access anything you have not yet had chance to complete. Next week's work will be uploaded to the website shortly today.

We are beginning to make new Tapestry accounts for each of you so that after this week we will be able to set your work on there. This will enable us to  have more of a two-way interaction with you about your child's learning. I am sure you are all very familiar with Tapestry from your child's time in EYFS.

Have a lovely weekend and stay safe and well,

Miss Woodliffe and Mrs Stockdale


24th April 2020

This week we will continue our work about plants by writing and reviewing plant poetry. 

Last week's work has now been moved to 'Week 3' in the 'Previous Weeks Learning' folder. You can still access it if you have missed anything. This week's Maths, English, Phonics and Project work is all ready for you for next week. New words are also available for you on Spelling Shed.

Please let us know if you have difficulty opening any of the resources.

Keep safe,

Mrs Stockdale & Miss Woodliffe.


17th April 2020

We hope you have all managed to enjoy the Easter sunshine and enjoyed the 2-week break.

Work for Week 3 will be uploaded to the website today, and Spelling Shed words will change at 5pm tonight.

The topic for the whole summer term is 'Naturally Happy' and work set for home learning will follow our plans as far as possible. This week we will be learning about plants, their structures and what they need in order to grow.

Look after yourselves, please stay home and safe. We miss you and think about you every day.

Miss Woodliffe & Mrs Stockdale

3rd April 2020

Today is the last day of the Spring Term and I am sure you are all looking forward to more family time and less schoolwork! I do hope that you have enjoyed the tasks we have set and have found them easy to access.

There will be no new work set for the two week holiday, however there are some fun activities in the leaning away from home section of the website if you would like them.

Week 2's work will now be moved to the 'Previous Week's Learning' section of the website in order that you can revisit any tasks, or to complete any that you have not yet had time to complete. 

We do hope that you enjoy the Easter Holidays, we are thinking of you all.

Stay home & keep safe.

Mrs Stockdale & Miss Woodliffe.

27th March 2020

We hope that this week has been a good one for you all and that you are beginning to get used to the 'new normal'. It was lovely to see so many people joining in with the clap for the NHS on Thursday night. I hope you saw that too.

Work for week 2 will be uploaded to the website today, and your new Spelling Shed words will go live at 5pm. Every Friday we will move the previous week's work into the Previous Learning folder so that you can easily find your new tasks but can also still access any tasks that you haven't yet completed.

Take care, we are thinking of you all and really miss seeing you every day.

Miss Woodliffe & Mrs Stockdale

20th March 2020

It was with heavy hearts that we said goodbye tonight to our wonderful Year 1 classes. We do hope that we will all be together again soon.

In the meantime, there is work for you to complete in the Learning Away from School section of the Year 1 area on this website. We will update this each week. Spelling Shed will also be updated weekly. Remember to keep reading at least 4 times a week.

Please look after yourselves,

Mrs Stockdale & Miss Woodliffe

13th March 2020

We have had another great week!

Next Week in English our work will be about the story: Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. The children will be writing a review, describing the setting and imagining that they are king for a day. In Maths the children will be continuing their work on measures. We will be measuring weight/mass using non-standard measures.

At the end of next week, the whole school STEM week will commence. Year 1 will be investigating re-using plastic by making key rings from shrunken crisp packets. We will also be selling these to raise money for Greenpeace.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Miss Woodliffe & Mrs Stockdale

6th March 2020

We had a lovely World Book Day this week! The children were able to think of fantastic words which they used to decorate their T-shirts. We became a human dictionary! We then used these words to create a class silly story & illustrate it. In the afternoon, we shared our work with Year 4.

Next week in English we will be focussing on two of John Burningham's books: 'Oi! Get off our Train' & 'The Magic Bed'. We will be writing about the messages in the stories, and writing our own versions. In Maths the children will be continuing their work on measures. We will be measuring weight/mass using non-standard measures.

Please may we remind you that, for insurance reasons, children should not use the school trim trails before or after school and that scooters and bicycles should not be ridden on the school playground.

Have a relaxing weekend!

Mrs Stockdale & Miss Woodliffe

28th Febrary 2020

The children have settled back into school well and we cannot believe that we are already more than half way through Year 1!

Our topic this half term is Transport. Our English work next week is cross-curricular with History and focuses on the history of transport, from bicycles to space travel. In Maths we will be learning about measures. We will be measuring the length and height of objects using standard and non-standard measures.

On Thursday it is World Book Day and we will be creating a human dictionary in school. Please ensure that your child has a plain white t-shirt in school for Thursday that can be written on. We will also be using the words that they have chosen to write on their T-shirts to make silly stories in the classroom.

Please ensure any remaining PE bags are in school by Monday as we have PE on Thursday and Friday each week.

Have a restful weekend!

Miss Woodliffe & Mrs Stockdale

14th February 2020

The children have worked really hard this half term and are really ready for a relaxing break!

This week we have carried out assessments in English, Phonics and Maths and we are very proud of the progress the children have made.

Our English work for the first week back will focus on the short film: The Windmill Farmer. The children will be developing their prediction skills; talking about how the farmer feels at different points in the story; writing a newspaper report and writing imaginatively.

In Maths we will be continuing our work on number and place value. We will be looking at inequality and more and less than numbers and amounts.

As the weather should bet milder during the next half term, please remember to send outdoor PE kit (joggers, sweatshirt & trainers) as well as indoor kit. PE lessons are on Thursdays and Fridays.

Have a fantastic half term break!

Mrs Stockdale & Miss Woodliffe.

7th February 2020

It was great to see so many of you here on Wednesday evening for our Phonics Evening. We hope it has explained the Screening Check in more detail and was useful. For those of you that missed it, we have now uploaded the presentation to the Year 1 page on this website. We will be carrying out our next practice test next week and will send your child's score home to you.

Next week we will be carrying out assessments in reading, writing, maths and phonics.

We will also be continuing with our D&T project in which we will be making a windmill.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Woodliffe & Mrs Stockdale.


31st January 2020

The children have really enjoyed learning about Paddington for the past two weeks and they have learned lots of facts about Peru and London this week. 

Next week in English we will be linking all of our writing to the traditional tale Jack And The Beanstalk. We will be writing imaginatively; writing instructions for planting magic beans and writing letters to the characters from the story. In Maths we will begin working on place value to 50. This week we will be counting to 50 forwards and backwards, representing the numbers and partitioning the numbers into tens and ones.

In Kaizen we will begin looking at out D&T project - making a handheld windmill. We will be designing the windmill and thinking about everything we will need in order to make it work.

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

Have a great weekend!

Mrs Stockdale & Miss Woodliffe.

25th January 2020

In English this week the children have learned lots about Paddington Bear. This work will continue into next week, with a Geography theme. We will be learning a little about Peru, about the countries and capital cities of the UK and about London.

In Maths, the children will be continuing their work on addition and subtraction, looking at fact families and inequality symbols.

In Kaizen, the children will continue to paint Paddington's scarf using hot and cold colours and will begin to design their windmills.

Please can we remind you that all children should have a water bottle and their book bag in school every day. Their PE bag should also be in school and will be returned at the end of the half term. Once the weather becomes milder, PE will be held outside when possible. Please therefore also include outdoor PE kit in their bags: joggers/PE leggings, a sweatshirt or hoodie and trainers.

Many thanks,

Have a fantastic weekend!

Miss Woodliffe & Mrs Stockdale


17th January 2020

The children have worked hard this week and have enjoyed being poets, writing some fantastically descriptive poems about weather. They have also been adding and subtracting to 20 using different pictorial models to help them.

Next week in English the children will be learning all about Paddington Bear. We will be writing a review of the story; answering questions about it; writing a character description and writing instructions to help Paddington. In Maths the children will be subtracting to 20 using tens frames and number lines.

In Kaizen we will begin to paint Paddington's scarf in hot and cold colours. 

Please remember to send a water bottle in to school with your child each day.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Stockdale & Miss Woodliffe


10th January 2020

The children have settled back into school very well this week and seem ready for the half-term ahead.

In English we have been focusing on sentence writing.  We have re-looked at using capital letters and full stops as well as using adjectives and adverbs to extend sentences  to make them more interesting to read. In Maths we have been looking at adding numbers up to 20 by 'counting on' and have used 10s frames and number lines to help us do this.

Next week in English we will be writing weather poetry, including acrostic poems and poems using the senses.  In Maths we will continue to look at addition and subtraction up to 20.

Please remember that PE kits must be in school by Monday.

Have a great weekend!

Miss Woodliffe & Mrs Stockdale