Eldon Primary School

Aspiration, Determination, Success

Year 1

Welcome Back Year 1

The Year 1 staff are really looking forward to working with the new parents and children this year. So far we have had an excellent start back.

The Year 1 classes are named after flowers.

The Year 1 teachers are:

Mr. Chapman- Bluebell Class

Ms. Mason- Sunflower Class

Ms. Children- Rose Class

Ms. Cade- Poppy Class

Ms. Kakoulli- Daisy Class

Ms. Evans is our Phase Leader

Summer 1




We hope you all had a restful Easter break.

This half-term in Year 1 our topic is called, Staycation. We will comparing our local area to that of a contrasting area. We will be looking at the differences in the city compared to the countryside. Some of the texts we will be reading are, Emma’s Lamb, Rosie’s Walk and City Mouse and Country Mouse.









In maths we will begin to look at multiplication, division and fractions. It would be good if you could talk to your children and practise these areas of maths with them at home.



In science, we will be learning about plants and what plants need in order to grow. You may want to go for a Spring/Summer walk around the park and observe some of the seasonal changes; looking at how trees are changing and the different plants and flowers that are growing. These will be things we will be talking about in school so it would be great if you could reinforce this at home.

Movie Night

Year 1 will be having a MOVIE NIGHT. The children will be watching the film, Sing. It is £3 and drinks and snacks will be provided.

Monday 29th April, 3.15-4.30 pm

If you have any questions about what we are learning about this half term, please speak to your child’s class teacher.

Newsletter Year 1

In Year 1 this half term we have been looking at traditional tales. Our learning has been linked to many of the stories that we have read and looked at. For instance, we have made gingerbread men and written instructions about how we made them. Also, we had a visit from a theatre company who performed Goldilocks and the Three Bears to us- it was so much fun!



In RE we have been learning about Hinduism and the Holi festival. We went onto the field to celebrate in a Holi style. It was colourful!

To get into the Easter spirit we also made chocolate nests!

Spring 2

We hope you all had a great half-term break.

This half-term our topic is Traditional Tales. We will be reading and looking at a range of traditional tales. Some include, The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

If you have any tales from your cultures and countries please do share them with us.

We will be making puppets in D&T based on some of the characters we come across in the tales that we read.


You can help your child at home by reading traditional stories with them and encouraging them to talk about what they have read. Also, ask them plenty of questions about the characters to help develop their reading comprehension. Exploration of characters’ feelings helps children to think more deeply about the characters that they write about, so can really help them with their writing as well as their reading comprehension


We have the Hobgoblin Theatre Company coming into school on Monday 1st April 2019. The theatre will be performing Goldilocks to the children and leading a workshop related to the traditional tales we will have been learning about over the half-term.


Book Day

Thursday 7th March 2019

As we are looking at Traditional Tales this half term, it would be great if you could come dressed as a fairy/traditional tale character.

Here are some ideas:

Spring 1

Dear Year 1 families,

We would like to wish you a Happy New Year and we hope that you all had a restful break.

This half-term our topic is called Out of this World. This will be a unit that is focused on Space.


We will be looking at the history of space travel, a famous astronauts from the past, like Neil Armstrong and some of the first animals that have travelled into space by creating space timelines!

Some of texts we will be reading are: Aliens Love Underpants, Beegu and the Man on the Moon. We will be writing letters to an astronaut, creating our own alien characters and reading and writing our own information texts about space.


We will be developing our understanding of addition and subtraction. We will also be expanding our place value knowledge with numbers to 50.

In Science we will be looking at Everyday Materials where we be looking at different materials around us.

Our Religious Education will focus on Islam and the life of a Muslim.

If you have any questions about your child’s learning, please speak to their class teacher.

We look forward to another of term of fun-filled learning!

Friday 18th January 2019

Monster, Astronaut & Alien Dress-up Day

Come to school dressed as one of the above!

Thanks for your continued support.

The Year 1 Team 

Aliens and Astronauts

3…2…1….Blast Off!

Year 1 dressed up as Aliens and Astronauts for their topic, Out of this World.

Here are a few pictures of us in our costumes.


Year 1 have been meeting regularly to read with Year 4. We have been enjoying books together and supporting each other with our reading.

Year 1 have also paid a visit to Edmonton Green Library. We were able to explore the different areas of the library and able to choose a book!

Here are some photos of us getting lost in a good book (and in the library)!

 Autumn 1

 Year 1 will be learning ‘All About Me’. In English we will learn about people who help us, through role play, a special visitor and exploring non-fiction books about people like doctors, firefighters, teachers and police men and women. We will be doing lots of reading in Year 1 so it is important that we read every day at home and practise our phonics.

In class we will be reading every day, following the Daily Supported Reading (DSR) programme. We will focus on the story ‘Handa’s Surprise’ by Eileen Browne and think about different cultures and where our families come from. We will also explore the book ‘So Much’ by Trish Cooke and talk more about our family members and our birthdays. Finally, we will look at the story of ‘Beegu’ by Alexis Deacon and write about different emotions.

Learning about ourselves will help us to create some art projects too, such as painting a self-portrait and making a collage of ourselves from different materials and shapes. In geography we will consider where we live and talk about our local area and places that we know.

We will also be exploring the topic ‘All About Me’ further in science. We will be identifying and labelling parts of a body and learn about our senses through fun experiments such as taste tests and listening activities.

In maths we will be practising our counting up to 100 and learning more about place value focussing on addition up to 20. We will be exploring maths with the use of lots of different resources that can help us like numicon, cubes, counters and number lines.

Please check our website for regular updates.

Thank you

The Year 1 team