Welcome toSpringhead Primary School

Welcome toSpringhead Primary School

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1 - September 2020


Reading and spellings

  • Spellings can be located in your child’s home school record, and the children will be tested each Friday.


  • Please continue to support your child with regular reading sessions. They will have their books changed on a Monday. The children are expected to read 4 times per week. Please remember to sign their reading record so we know they have practised.  Unfortunately, if they have not read they will start to fall behind and so we will give them the extra practice within the school day.


  • Year 1 will be given a national phonic reading test in June. The test is an assessment of your child’s ability to use phonics for reading and if they are making good progress.  


PE Sessions

  • Remember that your child will need shorts and a t-shirt for indoor P.E. lessons, as well as a separate tracksuit kit with trainers for outside games. Please ensure that P.E. kit is appropriate for school wear. Football and rugby shirts are not considered appropriate kit for school P.E. sessions. Sandshoes are also still needed for indoor wear. Please ensure your child has their full P.E. kit in school all week.
  • Please discourage children from wearing jewellery. Earrings must be removed on PE days (Wednesday).


Other information

  • Please ensure all clothing, and other items brought into school are clearly labelled.


Year one class rules


In year one we…


  1. listen carefully
  2. are kind to each other
  3. put our hands up if we want to talk.
  4. keep the cloakroom and classroom tidy.



In Maths we have been matching numerals and quantities correctly.

In literacy we have been learning about the bear hunt story. We enjoyed retelling the story whilst outdoors.

Maths - We are learning to read and write numbers as words and match the correct quanitity.

Maths - We have used the cubes to help us to find one more than a given number.

Maths - We are learning how to use a number line accurately to find one more and one less than a given number.

Dig it day - We planted bulbs alongside the school drive (look out for them in spring).

Science - We've enjoyed lots of nature walks outdoors to observe the changes that happen during autumn. In art we mixed colours to create an autumn tree.

Maths - We are learning to add two single digit numbers using the part-part-whole model.

Geography - Searching for flags that we recognise using the atlases.

The Gruffalo - We made story maps to help us to retell the story of the Gruffalo.

We played a game of 'shake and add' to help us learn our number bonds to ten!

Maths - We used the paints to help us work systematically when finding all the number bonds to ten.

Year 1 - September 2020 - July 2021

Explaining coronavirus to your child.

At this time, it is expected that children will be feeling confused and uncertain about the world around them and have many questions. Axel Scheffler (Illustrator of The Gruffalo) has put together a child friendly online book about coronavirus. This book can be used at home to support young children to understand coronavirus and allow parents to answer any questions that children may have.