Neston Road, Willaston, Neston, Cheshire, CH64 2TN  ​•  T: 0151 338 2421  ​•  F: 0151 327 8244
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Willaston Church of England Primary School

Welcome To Year 1

Summer term!

Welcome back, I hope that everyone is feeling refreshed and is ready for the new term!

In English, the children
 will be given opportunities to explore pirate-themed stories such as ‘Pirate Post’. We will be using these texts to highlight key facts about the history of pirates and writing our own fact files!  Spelling will continue to be taught through daily phonic lessons where children will learn the essential skills needed for reading and writing. During our English lessons, the children will focus on different aspects of punctuation and grammar, for example; capital letters, full stops, finger spaces, question marks, exclamation marks and sentence structure.

In Maths, we will revisit place value, looking at counting and sequencing numbers up to and beyond 100. Children will learn to count in 2's, 5's and 10's. We will also practice partitioning 2 digit numbers into tens and ones to help consolidate their understanding of number. These skills will then be used for solving addition and subtraction problems. The children will be introduced to multiplication as repeated addition and division as sharing amounts.  We will also be having lots of fun incorporating pirates into our math lessons to learn about location and direction!

In History, the children will be learning about pirates. The children will learn about famous pirates such as Blackbeard and what pirates consider as treasure. We will have lots of fun designing and creating our own treasure maps, including symbols and a key!

The children really enjoyed our trip to Hadlow Station as part of our Geography topic last half term. We focused on the basic features of our local area such as shops, transport, homes, schools and churches. The children were also able to identify the different typs f homes that they could see (detatched, semi-detatched, bunaglow and flats). 

During Forest School the children will have lots of fun completing cross-curricular activities to support their learning outside of the classroom. Forest School will continue to take place every other Thursday morning.

PE will continue be on a Friday morning. Please ensure that all clothing is clearly labelled to prevent any items getting lost.

Please read our Year 1 Summer Term 2017 Newsletter for more curriculum information and other important classroom information!

Drop-in will take place on a Monday from 3.15pm - 3.45pm. However, for those working parents, please contact the office to arrange an alternative time. 

Many thanks, Miss Barnett :)

Please come back soon!


Year 1 Summer newsletter 2017.pdf (PDF 92.1KB)
Guidelines for spelling, year 1, including word lists.pdf (PDF 67.3KB)
Guidelines for vocabulary, grammar and punctuation Year 1.pdf (PDF 63.5KB)
Glossary of terms for English Year 1.pdf (PDF 167.2KB)