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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 Finnigan.


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 in line with our Read, Write Inc. lessons - approximately every 3/4 days.

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 ask me before or after school.


We are off to a busy start in Year 1!

In Geography we will learn more about where we live in the world and our local area.

In Science we will learn all about plants - we will name parts of plants and common flowers and trees that grow locally. The children will explore the difference between evergreen and deciduous trees.

We will make a fruit smoothie in Design Technology.

The children will examine what God means to Christians in RE with Mrs Finnigan on Monday afternoons and take part in music sessions together.

PSHE will focus on our relationships with each other.


This half term in English we will work with the Talk for Write process and then move on to Stories by the same author - looking at Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers and writing a Non-Chronological Report about the places we are learning about in Geography.

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 up to and beyond 20 and addition and subtraction. 

Meet the Teacher PowerPoint

Useful Websites - lots of free resources and phonics games 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