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. 


Spring Term - London's Calling


In English we will be reading lots of traditional tales and talking about the different settings, characters and what happens in the stories. 

We will use these as starting points to develop our own writing skills and look foward to sharing our stories. 


We will be exploring 2D and 3D shapes, learning their names and talking about their different properties. We will also work on developing our numeracy skills, fluency and reasoning when working on addition addition and subtraction within 20. 


We will be identifying and naming a range of everyday materials. We will talk about the properties of the different materials and look for objects that are natural and those that are made from man made materials. We will then move on to looking at objects that float and those that sink and learn about how to make predictions before conducting our experiments. We will then draw some conclusions as to which materials are the most suitable when making different objects.  


We will learn about the four countries that make up the United Kingdom and landmarks in England's capital city London. 

Design Technology

We will be designing and constructing our own windmill.


What makes some places significant? 

What makes some places sacred to believers? 


How can we be responsible?


 Lego Builders 


Introducing tempo amd dynamics 


Team Building



Important Information

Monday - Spellings handed out - Please practise them ready for Friday's test

Tuesday - P.E. with Mr Sinclair. Please remember to wear your P.E. kit to school.

                  Reading books changed. 

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