Year 1 2022 - 2023

Spring Term 2023

Happy New Year and welcome back Year 1!

We hope you've all had a restful break and some fun family time over the holidays. We are so excited to see you all as we head into our second term in Year 1! Wow! Where is the time going?

We are ready and raring to go this term, with lots of exciting things happening. We are continuing to develop our classroom with our new Reading area being designed around our Class Author, Sue Hendra ('Supertato' themed!) as well as new topics of 'Space and the 1960s' to embark upon this half term and 'In the Jungle' after the February half term holiday. So much learning and fun to look forward to.

We are, as always, placing a high priority on our Phonics and are working in smaller groups now in our daily session,  to ensure all children are focussing on the appropriate phases and phonemes. We will soon be giving out weekly spellings based around the children's learning in Phonics each week. Words will be sent out on a Monday to learn for a Friday - watch this space!

Homework will continue as normal. Homework tasks will be sent home on a Wednesday to be returned the following Wednesday. Tasks may be linked to English, Maths or Topic work. Please ensure you have ALL logged onto Google Classrooms, Mathletics and Floppy's Phonics and are becoming more confident in using each site. Activities for homework will continue to differ each week and you may need these logins for the homework that is set. Please expect Phonics to feature more frequently however, as we continue to work towards the June screening.

PE sessions will continue to be every Tuesday and Thursday with Mrs Hall. Please make sure children have full PE kit in school and that all items are clearly named. We will be outside at times for PE if weather permits, so please ensure children have a sweatshirt/jumper and tracksuit/jogging bottoms or leggings to wear outside if it is cooler and some comfortable trainers for outdoor use. 

Our book changes are on a Tuesday and Friday each week. Please remember to write in your child's reading record if you've heard them read so we know if there's anything we need to follow up on and to celebrate their progress! We love reading in Year One and are improving all the time but the more practice, the better!

We are sure we will have another busy, exciting and fun-filled term and are looking forward to building on the successes of last term and making some superb progress in our learning, attitudes, independence and behaviour.

We will also be in touch about our Spring Term trip in due course, which will support our Spring 2 'In the Jungle' Topic.

Here's to a fantastic term for us all! 

Kind regards,

The Year One Team: Mrs Gaulton, Mr Nixon and Mrs Hall











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Prospect Vale Community School

Heald Green, Cheadle, Cheshire SK8 3RJ