Year Groups

Year 1

Spring Term in Year 1 - Half termly letter


This term we will be continuing to explore a variety of text and immerse ourselves in reading for the week of World Book Day. Initially we will start by working with a book -Lila and the Secret of Rain by David Conway and Jude Daly. We will be using this text to explore narratives, a setting description and we will be thinking about the plot and characters as well as writing simple non-chronological reports.


We will be continuing with the mastery approach to teaching mathematics, focusing on the themes of: Multiplication and Division- where the children will count in multiples of twos, fives and tens. We will further develop the children’s knowledge with one step problem solving.

Next we will look at fractions. We will be looking to recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity.


Our science topic next half term is Plants. We will look at understanding the different parts of the plant, and that plants turn sunlight into food. We will also link to our topic by looking at locally found plants.


We will be using laptops to explore coding through various games and computer based activities on Purple Mash (an interactive teaching and learning resource).


Our topic question next half term is: “Our school and Wandsworth – is it the same as other places? As part of this question we will be conducting a class walk around the local area.


We will be creating work in preparation for the Allfarthing Art Exibition. We will be using a variaty of materials and techniques to produce a piece of art based on the theme ‘Scotland’


We will continue with PATHS, a resource to support children with their emotional well being, including recognising and managing feelings.


In PE we will be looking at gymnastics, focusing on refining control in balances and movement using equipment. PE kits are to be left at school for the full half term if possible. Please ensure every item is named and in a named drawstring bag (no rucksacks please).


We will be learning about Christianity, focusing on the story of Noah’s Ark and promises made in religions, and why baptism is such an important practice in Christianity.


Next half term our music work will be focused around the song Round and Round.

We will listen to and talk about the song and other songs in the same style (Bossa Nova Latin style); build on our knowledge and understanding of investigating pulse, rhythm and pitch.

Trips and Special Events

We will look for any further opportunities but at the moment we are saving our PTA allocated money for a substantial trip in the summer term.


Please send your child in with their coat, book bag (no rucksacks), reading record, water and fruit (optional) every day! Please ensure everything is named.

Please record any reading at home in their reading record and complete weekly Mathletics tasks.