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Year 1 Mrs Townson


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Hello, my name is Mrs Townson and I am Year One's Class Teacher. Mrs Middlehurst works in Year 1 with me and you will see her on the door most mornings as you drop your children off.

 On Monday Year One is taught by Mrs Goodwin and Miss McElhone.


We have PE on Wednesday afternoon. Please send your child to school in their PE kit and school jumper.

Please remove any earrings - earrings in general should be studs not hoops and removed on Wednesday for PE. Children can also bring an extra layer e.g. a blue / black hoodie as they may be having PE outside.


Reading with your child is one of the most important skills you can help in developing. Please aim to read with your child for 10-15 minutes every night. Talk to them about what happens in the story and ask them to predict what might happen next. Ask them how characters might feel and why. We are striving to develop not only technically sound readers but also a life long love of books.


We will change reading books as often as possible.

This may not be daily but please try to 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 5pm. Please register to see regular updates and messages.


This half term in Year one our topic is based around 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'.

In Geography we will learn the names and locations of the 7 continents and 5 oceans of the world. We will locate the equator and which areas are hot and which are cold.

In Science we will learn all about the animals that live in hot and cold places of the world. We will group them and compare them. The children will explore how they are adapted to their environments.

We will practise our observational drawing skills in Art and Design and make clay sculptures of the animals we have learnt about.

The children will examine why Jesus is special to Christians in RE with Miss McElhone on Monday afternoons and take part in music sessions together.

PSHE will focus on how we can build and maintain healthy relationships with each other.


This half term in English we will work on an introduction to the Talk for Write process and then move on to Stories by the same Author - looking at books by Oliver Jeffers and writing a Non-Chronological  report about the animals we are learning about in Science.

Ask your child to retell you the story we are learning in class - they even have actions too!


In Maths we will focus on numbers to 20 and 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