Welcome to Wrens


Mrs White and Mrs Layal would like to welcome you to year 1 and Wrens.


In year 1 there are many opportunities for children to learn through play and exploration. These opportunities are linked to our adult-led teaching sessions and follow the National Curriculum. We want to encourage children to ask questions, use their problem solving and reasoning skills and seek answers and ultimately foster a love of learning that will continue throughout their life. 


Summer Term 1 - Our Wonderful World



In English we will be reading the story 'The Way Back Home' by Oliver Jeffers.

We will then use the story to help us write adventure stories about journeying into space. 

The Way Back Home



We will be learning about arrays and use these to help us understand multiplication and division. 

We are also working on learning our number bonds to 10 and 20 and enjoy doing our mental maths challenge every Friday. 

Teaching Multiplication & Division Relationship Using Arrays | Houghton  Mifflin Harcourt

Year 2 Understanding Division is the inverse of multiplication | Teaching  Resources



We will be identifying and naming a range of animals. We will look at how we can classify animals into different groups and learn about the differences between mammals, birds, fish, insects, reptiles and amphibians. We will explore what different animals eat and investigate the differences between wild animals and pets.   

Animal Groups Sorting Cards



We be learning the names and locations of the 7 continents, as well as famous landmarks and interesting facts about these continents.  

Continents of the World Poster



Sculpture and 3D art - paper play

   Screenshot 2022 10 20 at 12.37.22


Design Technology 

We will be learning about nutrition, making healthy fruit smoothies and doing some cooking. 

Frozen Smoothie Time



In RE we will be learning about Islam and how religious beliefs provide a structure and a focus for Muslim daily life and worship. 

Islamic Mosque Clipart Hd PNG, Nice ...




We will be learning all about road safety.

Kids Road Safety Stock Illustrations ...



Using animation to make a story. 

 Animation Sequence Images - Free ...



Having fun with improvisation!

music make you cleverer ...



Sending and receiving 


sports 414730 Vector Art at Vecteezy


Important Information

Wednesday - P.E. with Mr Sinclair. Please remember to wear your school P.E. kit to school. This should be a Livingstone T shirt and either shorts or tracksuit bottoms. Children need trainers or plimsols as well. If it is cold please could you wear your Livingstone school jumper. 


Thursday - Reading books changed. Remember to have your book signed as this will help you to achieve your reading awards. 


Thursday - P.E. with Mrs White. Please remember to wear your Livingstone school P.E. kit to school. 


Friday - Spelling test and homework to be handed in. 


Please read with your child daily. Remember to sign and date their reading record so we know that we can change their book. 


Thank you for your ongoing support. 




The children are taught discrete phonics lessons everyday following the Twinkl Phonics program.  We teach the children the sounds in order for them to read and write with increasing proficiency. At the end of Year 1 (in June) the children will be completing a Phonics Screening Check which is a legal requirement for each child. They will apply their phonics knowledge to read 40 words, 20 of which are real and 20 which are not (we call these alien words).

The weekly spellings that the children receive are linked to the sounds and words that they learn in their phonics lessons. It is important that these are practiced at home.


There is more information about the Phonics Screening Check here: 


Below are the sounds that the children will be learning this year. We will be building on their knowledge from EYFS as they previously would been taught Level 2 and Level 3. There will be a big focus on children learning Level 4 and Level 5 and applying this knowledge to read and write words containing those sounds.


Year 1 curriculum overview 2022-2023

Year 1 Curriculum Overview 2022-2023.docx .docx

Reading is an adventure that never ends

Please continue to read with your child as much as possible (we recommend just a few minutes every day). If you read at home - remember to sign the reading diary to say you have done so (with a comment if possible).

There are more books on Oxford Owl which can be read online at home.