Welcome to Class 1!

Croeso I Dosbarth 1!


Teacher: Mrs Church      Teaching assistant: Mrs Kelly 


Welcome back to our Autumn term everyone! Congratulations to Year 1 pupils for coming back to school so well and starting a new term with enthusiasm. Congratulation to Reception pupils who have made such an excellent start to this school year!

Fruit Tasting





Our context this term is Marvellous Me.  Our value this half term is Friendship  .


Last term:

We visited Barry Island






In Literacy we will be looking at labels and captions, labelling pictures of our faces and the senses that we use. We will be using our  senses to write poems about Autumn. Class 1 will be listening to some traditional stories and we will be talking about and writing instructions for playing games fairly together.

We will have weekly sounds, spelling  patterns and words to learn. These will be sent home and also be available on Google Classroom.







Reading books and spelling games are available on Bug Club and should be read and played on a regular basis. The books will be allocated weekly to pupils and can be found in Active Learn. Each pupil will be sent home with their individual details and the school code is w77g. When you get there you go to My Stuff and then Phonics. The books for the week can be found there along with games to reinforce particular sounds and spelling patterns. There are also reading games and sound games to be done each week that will help improve confidence and quick sound and word recognition.

Reading books are now coming home weekly. Please try to spend regular time with your child reading and talking about the books they have. Any comments that you wish to make can be written in the yellow book that is also coming home. Please return books on a Monday.

Spelling words are available on Google Classroom each week and are specific to different groups of learners. Passwords and details of how to access Google Classroom are being  sent out. If you misplace these details or have any trouble finding the spellings then please ask for help.





Maths games can also be found on Active Learn. When you get to Active Learn and login you will go to My Stuff and then Abacus.

All pupils will be looking at number recognition,formation and ordering at an appropriate level for different groups. 

Reception will be looking at numbers and number sequences to ten and twenty.They will be  reading  and forming numbers and comparing them.

Year 1 will be learning to count be recognising, forming and ordering numbers to twenty and then up to one hundred . They will be learning number bonds of ten doing simple addition and subtraction initially within ten and then twenty. Games and songs will appear in Google Classroom in their stream to support this.

Al pupils will be looking at time and daily routines. They will be measuring  by direct comparison and with non-standard and standard units


In Class 1 we will have PE on a Thursday  and sometimes a Friday. Pupils in Reception will just remove shoes and socks initially. Year 1 pupils can wear PE kit.



We will be learning about Harvest and taking part in a church service. All pupils will hear stories from the Bible and stories from other religions relating to our values.

Reception pupils will be thinking about the talents that they have and how they should use them to help others. They will also investigate the local church and some of the services that take place there such as baptism.

Year 1 will be gaining a deeper understanding of truth and forgiveness and their place in Christian belief. They will be looking at images of Jesus in stained glass windows and writing their own poems and prayers.





Our Value: Friendship