Year 1 2019 - 2020

Miss Barrow

Mrs Holden



We have two wonderful Year 1 classes and our teachers are Mrs Holden and Miss Barrow.  

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

Our topic this term is:

Let's Go On Safari!

For this topic we will reading "The Lion Inside" by Rachel Bright.  Image of The Lion Inside

We will be learning about Africa and finding out about the animals and people that live there .  As a hook to our topic Chester Zoo came to visit us and told us about Africa and the animals that live there.  


For more information on what we will get up to during Spring 1, please have a look at our topic web.





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Ready Set Ride

This term Year 1 will start the Ready Set Ride programme, which is a cycling 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.  This term we will be focussing on activities that will strengthen the children's gross motor skills and core muscles.  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.

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 Miss Barrow

Mrs Simpson and Mrs Caliskan

Useful Links:

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

Files to Download

Year 1: Blog items

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Year 1: Display work items

Visiting Poet, by Mrs Bennett

Chester Zoo Visits Year 1, by Mrs Holden

Year 1: Events items

FOTSA Valentine disco, by Mrs Bennett

Around the World Week, by Mrs Bennett

World Book 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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