Miss Farrington's Class 

Year 1

Welcome back! This is your last term as a year 1 - where has the time gone? 

Our topic this term is Time Travellers and we will be focusing on changes within our living memory. 

(Get ready for lots of questions Mummy, Daddy, Granny and Grandpa!)


In our Literacy work this term we will be exploring stories about time travellers and we will be writing our own story about some time travelling we will be doing ourselves! (Get your time machines ready Class 1!) 


We will also be exploring different kinds of poetry such as poetry using our senses and some historical poetry,rhymes and riddles that will link appropriately with our topic. 

Finally, we will be writing recounts but not just as ourselves! We will be imagining we are our Grandpa or Grandma and maybe some other important people in our lives...


Our topic this term is Time Travellers. We will be learning all about how life was different for our parents and our grandparents. We will have lots of questions we would like to find out the answers too and grown ups, be ready for some invitations to some very special tea parties! I wonder what will amaze us the most about how life has changed. How exciting - we have got LOTS to do! 


This terms PE will take place on a Thursday and Friday. Our outdoor PE sessions will be focusing on multi-skills activities  and for our indoor sessions we are lucky enough to have Mr Hulme teaching us gymnastics. Please have your PE kit in school all the time so that we can be flexible if the timetable adjusts at all. 


Our maths topics for this term are fractions, measurement, number and place value and addition and subtraction! We will be continuing to explore these topics using our busy ants maths scheme. We are also now doing 'minute maths' to speed up our recall of number facts to 20. 


In Science this term we will be exploring different types of plants and what they need to stay alive. We will be exploring this topic mostly at forest school where we can experience first hand what we are learning about! 

We have also got something very special to look after in our class this term. We have got 24 eggs that we are going to look after until they hatch. I wonder what type of eggs they are?  


Forest School

Forest School will take place on a Wednesday afternoon fortnightly and will be led by Miss Brassington. Letters detailing the dates your child will attend forest school will be in your child's book bag. There is also a list in the classroom so please ask if you are unsure. These sessions are a fantastic opportunity for the children to learn in our outdoor environment. They are able to take risks and experience nature first hand. However, these sessions can only take place with the fantastic help of our brilliant volunteers! If you are interested in helping with forest school sessions, please see Miss Farrington or Miss Brassington for more details. 


Homework will be sent out on a Wednesday and will need to be returned by the following Monday. Please support your child by helping them with their homework as this will help their progression in school. Homework will always relate to what the children have been focusing on in school. Please also ensure you find the reading book that is in your child’s book bag and share this with them daily. Spellings will also be found in your child’s book bag on a Friday. They will be tested on these the following Friday.



 Please see below the medium term plan for this term

If you have any questions or worries, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Miss Farrington