Year 1 Children
  • Welcome to Monnow Class

  • What a Wonderful World

    Spring Term 2019


    We will be using the ‘Talk for Writing’ approach one approach to develop our skills as writers. Through a range of activities, particularly focusing on the importance of talk and retelling, the children will enhance their creative and descriptive skills.  Phonics and reading will be a daily focus.  We will also be looking at basic skills, such as: letter formation, sentence structure and basic punctuation. 



    As Mathematicians the children will be working on developing mastery skills in the following areas:

    • –  Number and Place Value

    • –  Addition and Subtraction

    • –  Multiplication and Division

    • –  Measurement: Length, Mass, Money, Time, Capacity and Volume

    • –  Geometry and Position and Direction


    As Scientists we will focus on seasonal changes and how the length of the day varies. We will also identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees as well as describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees. As we jet set across the continents we will identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals; identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including pets)


    As jet setters we will travel to each of the world’s seven continents and fly or sail the five oceans. We will identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator. We will study study geographical physical features, including: beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather and key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port harbor and shop.

    We will develop our geographical and fieldwork skills by using aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map and use and construct basic symbols in a key.


    The children will be learning to log on to the computer by using their own username and password and how to save a piece ofwork into a folder and how to retrieve it. They will be taught e-safety regularly to understand how to keep safe online. Thechildren will be introduced to using the school IPads and our school routines and expectations.




    Health and Wellbeing

    Yoga and Meditation
  • Miss Quinn - Class Teacher & Mrs Betteridge - Teaching Assistant

    Things to remember:

    Outdoor/indoor PE kit every Monday

    Indoor PE kit every Tuesday

    Spelling test every Friday






    Reading continues to be a priority in Year 1. We ask that you read with your child daily for up to 20 minutes and record what they have read in their Reading Records. Children should read aloud to an adult, tackling any unknown words by carefully sounding out and then blending the sound together. We will change books on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please continue to share books with your children, talking about the stories and asking questions to help develop their comprehension skills.

    Year 1 Spelling List

    Being Mathematicians

  • Literacy, Numeracy and Maths
    Maths games
    Woodlands number games
    Woodlands literacy games
    Seasonal Changes
    Oxford Owl
    Phonics Play