Year 1 2018 - 2019

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 second topic of the year is:


For this topic your child will be learning about real heroes from the past including Florence Nightingale who helped save many lives as well as influencing how doctors and nurses treat their patients today.  In science we will continue to explore the five senses and how they are important.  We will be performing another investigation relating to the senses.  In DT your child will be learning about the importance of healthy eating, which will include them making their own fruit kebab.  

For our Non Fiction unit in English we will be focusing on writing instructions, which will include your child creating their own Superhero Instruction Manual.  For our Fiction unit we will be focusing on Sue Hendra's ‘Supertato’  where we will be creating our own version of the story. For this we will be focusing on describing characters using adjectives.     



As Christmas is round the corner your child will be rehearsing for the Nativity production, which will involve learning songs and dance routines.








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 - Your child's spellodrome is now up and running and ready for them to use.  Each child has been provided with a personal username and password.  They must use these details in order to log on tot ehri 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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Year 1: Display work items

Year 1 Open Afternoon, by Mr Marland

WW1 Week, by Mr Marland

Year 1: Events items

Class parties, by Mrs Bennett

FOTSA Christmas bingo, by Mrs Bennett

INSET day, by Mrs Bennett

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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