Year 1 2018 - 2019

Mr Marland

Mr Marland

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 year is:



which will include learning about the human body and its five senses as well as our local area.  Please see the link below to find out more about our topic this half term.  We will also be going on a school trip to Verdin Park where your children will learn more about their local area as well as understanding basic directions.

For more information regarding the All About Me topic, please see our topic web attached.

As our Non Fiction unit in English we will be focusing on labels and captions and find out how they are used within Non-Fiction texts.  We will then be creating out own captions and labels within our written work.  For our Fiction unit we will be focusing on Judith Kerr’s ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’  where we will be creating our own version of the story. For this we will be focusing on describing characters using adjectives.     



During this half term we will also be returning to Marshall’s Arms where we will observe the different plants as well as the change of season.

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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Go Run For Fun!, by Mrs Bennett

Parents' evening, 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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