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Southfields Primary School

Southfields Primary School

Year 1

Welcome to Spring Term in Year One!

. We have an amazing term planned out for the children.

We have a lovely team of adults to help and support your child in Year 1. They are as follows:

1DM- Mrs Moffat, Mrs Carters.

1JR- Miss Robinson, Mrs Storey, Mrs Kaur.



Our curriculum this term: 


We will have daily writing lessons which will focus on an engaging book over a short period of time. By the end of Year 1 the children will have be exposed to a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts. Our first book in Year 1 is ‘Little Red Riding Hood’.


We will have daily Phonics lessons as well as 3 weekly Reading sessions. Your child will read with an adult in a small group focusing on decoding, fluency and comprehension.


In Maths we are starting with Place value to 20, addition and subtraction within 20 and Place value within 50.


We will be looking at everyday materials and begin to explore seasonal changes.


During the first half term we will be doing hand ball skills and then dance during the second half term.


We will explore art and design skills using a range of tools and materials. 


We will look at Textiles, making puppets.


Musical vocabulary: Under the sea.

Timbre and rhythmic patterns: fairytales.


In Autumn 1 we will look at people and their communities. Where in the world do these people live?


In Autumn 2 we will look explorers. Who were the greatest explorers?



In PSHE we will explore health and wellbeing. We will then learn about safety and our changing bodies. 


The Family in Islam: What difference does being a Muslim make a difference to a family?

What makes a place special? 

Computing    During the Spring term Year 1 will start to visit and use the computer room with Mr Howlett.




Important information...

Drop off and pick up times

Children can arrive between 8.35am and 8.45am. 

 Year 1 pupils will be picked up at 3.10pm. Parents should wait outside of the classrooms.


Your child should wear their school uniform for four days each week and their PE kit for one day (Fridays). They can wear their PE kit all day on Fridays. Please ensure your child always brings a warm coat to school and wears suitable school shoes. 

PE: Fridays

Please ensure your child wears a warm PE kit such as joggers, a t-shirt, a sweatshirt and a pair of trainers as we will be doing PE outdoors. Please try to keep these plain and in dark colours such as black or navy.

Water bottles

Your child has been given an orange water bottle. This should be taken home, washed and returned to school each day filled up with water. 

Bags and lunch boxes

Your child just needs to bring their book bag to school. This should have their reading book, reading record and any other home learning in it every day. They can bring a lunch box if they are not having a school dinner. You can send a spare set of clothes which we can keep in school if needed. 

Home learning reminders

Home learning is set on a Friday and is due back on a Thursday.

Reading practice and sharing  books will be changed on a Friday..

Please encourage your child to reread their reading book throughout the week if they finish it to develop fluency and comprehension. 

Reading books should be kept in your child’s book bag and brought to school every day.

Spelling assessments are completed on a Friday and new spellings will be set every Friday.

The children will keep their logins and passwords for online resources throughout their time at Southfields so should have these already. However, if you need these again, please ask your child's class teacher who can help with these.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher via Class Dojo, myself or Miss Wilson (Lower School Leader).

We look forward to working with you and your children throughout the year

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