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Woodlands Primary School

Woodlands Primary School

Learn, explore and
grow together

Year 1

Welcome to the class page of Year 1

1 Ash, 1 Maple and 1 Silver Birch

1 Ash are taught by Mrs J Newble (Mon-Wed) ( and Mrs C Woodger (Thurs-Fri) ( and supported by Miss A Barr. 

1 Maple are taught by Miss S Hails ( and supported by Mrs S Spurle. 

1 Silver Birch are taught by Mrs E Rusling (Mon-Wed)( and Mrs L Stokes (Thurs-Fri) ( and supported by Miss K Leach and Miss H Schlaepfer.


Please note that you will be notified when homework begins in Year 1. When it does begin, it will follow this routine:

Spellings will go out on a Friday. Please help your child to read, write and spell these words.

General Information

Reading -  We expect children to be reading every day and for parents to sign their child's reading record to acknowledge this. Please ensure that your child has their reading record in school every day. Children will change their books 3 times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) and will read each 'Read-a-loud' book 3 times. 

Speaking and Listening - Please help your child to research areas for our Speaking and Listening sessions and to prepare their presentation to the class. Further information is available on the class noticeboard which will inform you of the colour group day and there are also suggestions for topics to discuss. If you have any questions then please talk to your child's class teacher.

Uniform  - Please make sure that all school uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled as it helps the children to identify their own belongings. Please remind your child to bring a coat every day in the winter months and also please encourage your child to bring a named water bottle to school every day.

Medication - Please let the school and your child's class teacher know if your child has any condition requiring medication, including allergies or asthma. If your child needs to be on a course of medication then please complete the relevant form which is kept in the school office. 

What we have been learning so far this year:

  • Write Dance




  •   Computing

We have been learning how to log on and log off this term. 


  •  Maths 

 In maths this term, we have been focusing on number - adding and subtracting and using the part-part-whole model to help us. We have been trying really hard to form our numbers correctly and to ensure we are counting accurately. 


  •  Bedgebury Trip 14.10.2021 

  We had the BEST time on our FIRST school trip to Bedgebury Pinetum. We used our senses to explore the forest, looking at different habitats and identifying trees. We looked at different varieties of pine cones and which trees they might grow on. 





  • Art

 This term we have been looking at ephemeral art and the artist Andy Goldsworthy. We collected   items from our environment and created our own pieces of natural art. We then used air-drying clay   to create sculptures and leaf prints. 








  • Forest School and outdoor learning.