Year 1 2019 - 2020

Mr Marland

Mrs Holden


We have two wonderful Year 1 classes and our teachers are Mrs Holden and Mr Marland.  

We have the superb Mrs Simpson and the amazing Mrs Caliskan helping us in the classroom too!

Our first topic of the Summer term is:


For this topic we will be reading Maurice Sendak's classic book as well as doing a range of activities that relate to the book.  This includes creating a pizza for Max to eat as his supper as well as observing the plants and trees outside.  We will continue to go swimming every Tuesday so children must remember to bring in their swimming kits on that day.  In DT we will also be maiing our own pop-up pictures to create their own 'Flanimals' illustrations.  For more information on what we will get up to during Summer 2, please have a look at our topic web.


For our fiction work in English,  we will be reading 'Goldilocks and Just The One Bear' by Leah Hodkinson.  The children will wokr on creating their own version of this story, For our non-fiction work we will be writing non-chronological reports on animals.  





Ready Set Ride

Year 1 are currently part of the programme Ready Set Ride, which is a cyclying programme with the objective of helping children become happy and confident cyclists.  The programme includes three different stages that will help build up the children's physical skills, which will invevitably help them ride a bike.  Please have a look on the website where you will be able to register for free and have access to the different activities that you can do with your child to help them ride a bike.     

Reading – Your child’s homework will be their reading.  It is important homework that children read regularly at home – please comment/sign the Reading Diary every night.  If your child has read at home and their book has been signed then they will receive a raffle ticket the following day.  At the end of the week a raffle is done and the winner will receive a prize.  The more your child reads during the week the better chance they have of winning!  The children are often encouraged to change their book. We will often send the same book home again: reading is not just about reading the words; we want to encourage children to have a really good understanding of what they read and to do this, it is important that they discuss the book and answer questions about it.

Spelling -   Each child has been provided with a personal username and password.  They must use these details in order to log on to spellodrome.  Each Friday your child will be given new words to practise spelling through spellodrome in preparation for their spellings quiz that will happen each Wednesday.  Your child will gain points when they are on spellodrome and the three children with the highest points will be added to the class spellodrome leader board.  For more information about spellodrome please speak to a member of the Year 1 staff.

Some websites are listed below which may be useful for you to use with your child to reinforce the learning they are doing in school.   We are looking forward to a fun, action packed term and we are sure the children are too!

Mrs Holden and Mr Marland

Mrs Simpson and Mrs Caliskan

Useful Links:

There are websites available on the internet that can aid you with the letter sounds:

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Contact Details

Charles Darwin Community Primary School

Darwin Street
Castle, Northwich

Main Contact: Mr Adam Croft (Headteacher)

Tel: 01606 75194
Fax: 01606 784143

SEND Contact: Miss Joanne Tilley
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