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Year 1 Mrs Townson


Class Information


Hello, my name is Mrs Townson and I am Year One's Class Teacher. I work with Mrs Middlehurst and Miss McElhone. On Monday Mrs Goodwin teaches Year One.


We have PE on Tuesday afternoon. Please send your child to school in their PE kit and school jumper or plain blue or black jumper. Please remove any earrings - earrings in general should be studs not hoops and removed on Tuesdays for PE.


We will change reading books as often as possible as books need to be quarantined between reads. Please read every night with your child and continue to read the same book until it is changed. One of the Key Learning Indicators for reading in year one is to "Develop fluency, accuracy and confidence by re-reading books." so please re-read away!


Below you will find details of our curriculum and what we are currently studying.


If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact me over dojo. Our set school hours are 8am until 7pm. Please register to see regular updates and messages.


This term in Year one we will be focusing on 'Ourselves' 

After an extended period of time off I thought it would be nice for the children to start with a topic that is familiar to them. We will be looking at how they have changed over time and significant events that have happened since they were born. In Science we will look at our bodies and the different parts and the senses and then move on to looking at materials in the world around us. We will focus on self portraits in Art and examine the Muslim theory of creation and looking after our world in RE. PSHE will focus on keeping ourselves safe and healthy and building good friendships.


This half term in English we will work on stories with repeated patterns like The Gingerbread Man and other Traditional Tales. Ask your child to retell you the story we are learning in class - they even have actions too!


In Maths we will focus on number and place value as well as addition and subtraction. 

Useful Websites - lots of free resources and phonics games - linked to our reading scheme, ebooks to read or listen to, activities linked to reading books. Use class log in year1 password year1 maths, topic and english games 


Search for Mr Thorne does phonics on youtube for great videos linked to phonics - especially the Geraldine the Giraffe ones.


Numberblocks and alphablocks on cbeebies