Year 1 2021 - 2022

Mrs Coyne


Mrs Wisinger



Welcome to Year One Summer Term

with Mrs Coyne, Mrs Wisinger and Mr Jones.




In English, we will be using the Story Box approach, which children first encountered in Early Years, to explore themes of our texts. Our latest text is Hermelin by Mini Grey.



The Story Box ritual is drama-rich and engages leaners through provocations, requiring deep thinking, with a focus on raising the profile of oracy. 

We will also be developing children's love of books with twice-weekly shared reading, group guided reading and sharing a class story.

Reading diaries and reading books will now be collected in on Fridays and new books given out on Mondays. Individual and small group reads will take place in school on Tuesdays and Wednesdays so please send in your child's diary on these days so that feedback can be added to their diaries. Thank you for supporting your child with their five reads. The new books are designed to ensure children have a sound understanding of their phonics and have the opportuity to discuss new vocabulary with you. 


We are learning about Plants in Science. We will be learning about different types of common plants and trees.  We have been extending our scientific vocabulary using word aware.


In Maths, we are building on prior learning and consolidating key skills to become confident and resilient Mathematical thinkers. This term we are working on understanding numbers above 20 and developing maths concepts through problem solving.

Why not watch some of our favourite counting songs at home?


Count to 120

Count back from 100

Things to remember in Year 1:

  • P.E is on Mondays and Fridays with Mr Forbes.
  • Try for five reads each week.
  • Homework due Wednesdays and given out on Fridays.


Here are some links to websites that will help you support your child:


Files to Download

Year 1: Gallery items

Blacon Point Rd, Blacon, Chester CH1 5LD

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