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Welcome to Llansannor & Llanharry C/W Primary School

Croeso i Ysgol Llansannor a Llanhari yr Eglwys yng Nghymru

Together with God, we will explore, discover and flourish

Ynghyd â Duw, byddwn yn archwilio, darganfod a ffynnu

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Year 1


Welcome to Year 1!

Croeso i Flwyddyn 1!


Miss Pelech and Mrs Smith


Blwyddyn Newydd Dda! Happy New Year!

We hope you had a restful and enjoyable Christmas break together. The children had a fantastic first term in Year 1 and we are so proud of everything they have already achieved. We are looking forward to getting stuck in with our new topic, Animal Kingdom and having lots of fun with our learning. 

Topic - Animal Kingdom


This term we will be exploring animals and everything related to animals. We have asked the children what they would like to find out. They had some wonderful questions and are so inquisitive and excited to explore lots of different avenues related to animals. We will start by using The Tiger who came to Tea, as a hook for our learning. Across the term we will be exploring books to use as a stimulus to inspire and stimulate the children's learning. We will be looking at large animals and then animal life cycles. We will be exploring animals around the world and focusing in on their habitats. The children will also have hands on learning experiences in the newly created Veterinary surgery role play. 


We will continue to be focusing on embedding the Curriculum for Wales 4 purposes in our topic by being ambitious, capable learners, enterprising, creative contributors, ethical, informed citizens and healthy, confident individuals.


Please see below for our topic overview. 

Spring Topic Overview Year 1 and Year 2

Important information: 

  • PE - Every Thursday afternoon. Please can the children come into school in their PE kits and they can stay in their kits all day 
  • Forest school - This will be on a Friday afternoon. Wet weather clothes and wellies will be needed as we will continue to get very muddy! 

What will Literacy look like? 

  • We will be following the Read Write inc scheme to support phonics and reading skills. These will take place daily.
  • Home/school reading books will be changed at least once a week and recorded in reading records. 
  • The Write Stuff approach will be used when writing and during oracy tasks. It is a visual and engaging approach with the use of symbols to support the children's understanding of writing and the world around them.
  • We will continue to use Oracy 21 to continue to develop different strands of our speaking and listening skills.

Read Write inc (RWI) Guide for Parents

What will maths look like?

  • We will have three key maths sessions a week; these will take form in a variety of practical and written tasks that will build on place value initially; before moving onto addition and subtraction later in the half term. Problem solving and reasoning tasks will be in every lesson.
  • There will also be daily maths activities within the indoor and outdoor provision, as well as frequent mental maths activities and tasks to build up fluency of skills.  

Please click the link below to see our Year 1 meet the teacher presentation on loom.