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 we will be looking at the different animals that live in the North Pole as well as looking at hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the equator.  We will also be looking at those who have travelled to the Arctic, including explorer Roald Amundsen.  As we are now in the Winter season we will be returning to Marshall's Arm to look at the seasonal changes since our last visit.  

For more infromtaiton about our topic for this half term, please look at the topic web below.


For our Non Fiction unit in English we will be focusing on writing fract files about Polar Bears and other animals that live in the North Pole.  For our Fiction unit we will be focusing on David Walliams' 'The Polar Bear Who Went Boo!'  we will be creating our own version of the story uisng different animals. 



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:

Files to Download

Year 1: News items

Snow!, by Mrs Bennett

Year 1: Blog items

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Year 1: Display work items

The Nativity, by Mr Marland

Rudolf Run, by Mrs Bennett

Year 1 Open Afternoon, by Mr Marland

Year 1: Events items

School reopens, 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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