Y1 Beech Class 2017 - 2018

Miss Goddard

EY/KS1 Leader & Y1 Beech Class Teacher

Year 1

Welcome to Year One! My name is Miss Goddard and I am the class teacher.

 In Year One we are supported by a team of fantastic staff who all work really hard to support your child and help them to take the next steps in their learning. We are really lucky to have Miss Taylor, Mrs Murphy and Mrs Wilson working with us this year  


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Learning in Year One

In English this term we will be reading Billy's Bucket and Scaredy Squirrel. These stories will enable us to explore coastal places. We will do some whole class role play activities to explore the events of the stories and to help us to become better story writers ourselves.

Each week the children will have two guided reading sessions to develop their decoding and comprehension skills.

In Phonics we are revisiting our knowledge of Phase 5. In June children will complete a Phonics Screening Check to assess their knowledge of Phonics.

We will continue to use a method of maths teaching called Singapore maths. This half term we will consolidate our understanding of numbers to 100, time and calculations.Children will have opportunities to explain their thinking, use lots of practical resources and become confident to calculate independently.  During this year the children will also be developing their ability to recognise, describe, draw, compare and sort different shapes, using the appropriate mathematical vocabulary. Children are also taught to use a range of measures to describe and compare different quantities such as length, mass, capacity/volume and money. 

Linking our thinking 

Linked to our English books we will be learning all about the beach! Children will explore the geographical features of coastal places and think about their own visits to the seaside.



As our topic in Science this half term is Animals including humans, we will learn lots about a wide range of animals. We will use a range of investigations and sources to develop a clearer understanding of how animals move, feed and reproduce. This will also involve a trip to Croxteth Hall Farm.

How can parents help at home?

It is really important that you read with your child as often as you can. Supporting your child as they read their reading book helps them to practice skills they have learned at school. 

There are lots of free phonic games to play on the computer or iPad. Try the phonics play website below:

You can also access the Reading Eggs website. Please ask if you need the login details. 

Reading books
Please make sure that your child has their reading book with them every day. Reading books will be changed once a week. Please mark in your child's planner every time you hear them read. Children who read regularly at home are given prizes at school. If you have any questions about your child's reading please let me know.

P.E is every Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon. Please ensure that your child has a full school P.E kit with pumps on both of these days.

Playtime/dinnertime information
At morning playtime the children can pay 15p for toast or have a free piece of fruit. Children can also bring a water bottle to school if they wish.

Seasonal Information
Please make sure that children have a waterproof coat with a hood.


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Warrington, WA2 9PH

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