Tewin Cowper

CofE Primary School

Small School Big Dreams

Year 1

Welcome to Woodpecker Class


A very warm welcome to Woodpecker's class page! We hope you can enjoy using this as a platform to keep up with all the wonderful things that go on in year 1.


The grown ups you'll get to know

Miss Fairhall Mon-Friday (PPA Thursday)

Miss Driver Thursday

Mrs Hynard Mon-Friday  (TA)

Mrs Walton Monday-Friday (1-1 TA)


We have all settled into the new year well and the children have been excited to learn since day 1! Thank you to the reception class team for sending them up with such good learning behaviours and positive growth mind-set! 


Our first week we spent getting to know each other, learning about using the internet safely and classroom expectations. We kick started our maths, English and topic learning right away! In English we have been learning about labels, list and captions and writing our own. During this topic we looked at how to look after our pets and at the end Alex the vet and noodle came to visit us and ask us questions to test our knowledge! In Maths we have been looking at place value, counting, sorting and one more/ one less than- the children have enjoyed exploring the maths resources as part of our continuous provision. 


In English this half term we will be looking at sentence structure, writing on the line, using capital letters and full stops. We will always use a range of high quality texts in our English sessions. Our next unit is focussed around Farmer Duck and it fits perfectly with our new topic On the Farm. In phonics we will be learning phase 5 phonemes and looking at how there can be many graphemes for one phoneme! We will also learn some new tricky words! Please find the year 1 common exception words in the front of your reading folders. These are the words the children need to be able to spell by the end of year 1. we will learn them and test them at school but children will not be sent home lists to learn. Please work through these at your own pace. 


In maths children will be working on forming numerals and writing numbers as words (to 10), number bonds to 10 and 20 are a key focus in y1, we will be learning to count to and from 100, addition and subtraction within 20 including problem solving word questions, missing box problems and using a range of new methods and resources. The children with be practising fluency and reasoning throughout the year which will support their learning as they move through ks1. 


Please find attached the yearly overview to see what our unit topics will be in other subjects across the curriculum. 


Tree-mendous Tuesday was such a hit with the children! We aim for this to continue weekly with the support of parents giving up their time to come along and help out :) Please see the ping about the biscuit rota and as the weather changes I will update you all regularly about clothing/kit required. Skills we hope to learn at the woods are resilience, team work, risk taking, sharing and communication to name but a few. Keep an eye our for photo updates! 


Cheers to a great year ahead! 


Miss Fairhall and the year 1 team :) 



Curriculum Overview for Year One