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Llansannor & Llanharry C/W Primary School

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Year 1


Welcome to Year 1!

Croeso i Flwyddyn 1!


Miss Pelech and Mrs Smith

Welcome back and welcome to Year 1. We hope you have had a fantastic summer together with your families and we're excited to get stuck into our first topic, Mud, Mixtures and Medicines with you. We can't wait to have lots of fun and take part in lots of new learning experiences with you. 

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



This term we will be exploring all things messy. We will start by using George’s Marvellous Medicines as a hook for our learning. We will be making our own potions and doing lots of messy science experiments. We will then travel back in time to imagine what it would be like to live as a Celt. We will 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. 

Autumn 1 Year 1 and 2 Topic overview

Important information: 

  • PE - Every Wednesday with Miss Pelech or Mr Smith. 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 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.

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.