Year 1 Children
  • Welcome to Monnow Class

  • Paws, Claws and Whiskers

    Autumn Term 2019

    Topic – Paws, Claws and Whiskers

    We are very excited to welcome you all to Monnow class and we are looking forward to a new chapter in the children’s school lives. They have all settled brilliantly into their new classroom and routines.

    This term the children are taking a walk on the wild side as they explore the amazing Animal Kingdom. Following in the footsteps of David Attenborough we will travel to many of the World’s vast continents in search of some of its weird and wonderful creatures. Over the course of the topic we will study the places and climates that different animals call home. We will learn what a ‘habitat’ is and why habitats are different, depending upon how hot or cold a place is. Have a look at our Curriculum Intent for more details.

    It’s set to be an action-packed term. If you have any expertise in or resources on this topic, please let us know as we would value your contributions. We have already had our first ‘habitat’ to explore in the form of a bird’s nest which the children found fascinating!

    We are very excited to have two teachers in Monnow Class. We will be teaching alternative weeks but will also be supporting each other during our ‘non-teaching’ week so we will both be a a constant presence in the classroom.    

    Kind regards

    Mrs Betteridge and Mrs Griffith

  • Class Teachers: Mrs Griffith and Mrs Betteridge

    Class Teachers: Mrs Griffith and Mrs Betteridge

    Things to remember:

    Mondays - Forest School: Please bring suitable outdoor clothing (long sleeved tops and trousers), waterproofs (if you have them) and wellies. Please make sure all clothing is clearly labelled, including coats.

    Tuesdays and Fridays - P.E: The children will need their P.E kit and black joggers and trainers for outdoor P.E.

    Homework will be given on a Monday to hand in the following Monday.

    Spellings will be given out on a Friday and we will do a little test the following Friday to see how well the children have retained the spellings.


    We are incredibly passionate about reading and we know how many doors it opens for children. We will endeavour to hear the children read on an individual basis at least once a week. Reading books will be changed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. As you know reading at home is hugely beneficial to children’s development and progress, particularly if it becomes an enjoyable part of their everyday routine. We understand that sometimes it’s tricky to find the time or motivation from your child – but we would love you to read / share anything you can – comics, newspapers, picture books as well as their school reading book.

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