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Year 1


Welcome to Year 1!

Croeso i Flwyddyn 1!


Mrs Watkins, Mrs Smith and Mrs Grandfield (Mon/Tues)

Welcome back to our final term in year 1; how have we reached that point already? Time flies when you are having fun and we have loads more experiences planned for our Summer term. We are looking forward to it!



Our topic for the first half term is 'Explore, Discover, Uncover!' where we will be researching and finding out information about different explorers and discoveries through history. The children will have an opportunity to learn about explorers such as; Christopher Columbus, Neil Armstrong, Felicity Aston and Ibn Battuta. 


Through their learning experiences, following the children's interests and their ideas, we will be finding out more about where different countries are in the world and how you can travel there. The children will be using their designing skills to build and construct different types of transport in our indoor and outdoor environment.


We will also investigate what it looks like to live in the different countries that the explorers have visited and the children will be analysing which explorer had the most challenging journey. To improve our navigation and map reading skills, we will be having 'geocache' challenges in our school grounds and the children will also plan and deliver their own 'Explorers Week' in small teams. We are continuing to work on developing our independence and problem solving skills through these tasks. 


Within welsh sessions we will introduce likes and dislikes and wants and link this to previous work on colours, numbers and the weather. Activities will be weaved into our explorer work so that the language can be used in real life experiences. Finally, we will be ending the half term with an outdoor Welsh festival; more news on this soon! 




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 once a week and recorded through SeeSaw. We would also be very grateful if you could make comments on their reading record account on seesaw.
  • 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.
  • Handwriting sessions will take place every morning when the children settle into school. 


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 measurement initially; before moving onto multiplication and fractions 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.  


Important information: 

  • PE - Every Monday with Mrs Grandfield. 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 Tuesday. Wet weather clothes and wellies will be needed as we will continue to get very muddy! 
  • Italian sessions with Signora Prettegiani - Tuesday.
  • Homework will be uploaded to SeeSaw every Friday. This half term it will be focused on handwriting and spelling of the high frequency words. 
  • Whilst Mrs Watkins will be supporting the school with Deputy Headteacher duties, Mrs Grandfiled will continue teaching the class. This will usually be on a Monday and Tuesday. Mrs Jones will deliver the weekly Forest School sessions with Mrs Smith. 





Here are some pictures of what we have been doing. Keep an eye on our twitter page too for the most up to date pictures @LlansannorPS

Read Write inc (RWI) Guide for Parents

Maths games and activities to support maths in the summer term;


*Number bonds to 20:

-Please log into Edshed and play the number bonds game in the quiz shed.

-Create own problems using tens frames;

-Create own problems using number shapes:

-Topmarks Games:


*One more and less to 20, then 50, then 100

-Maths shed quiz; QWWBFEE






* Addition and subtraction within 20, then 50

-Maths shed quizzes; QVQJQFC    QONCHHL






-Create own problems using tens frames;

-Create own problems using number shapes: