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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

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