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Westgate Primary

Year 1

Class Teacher: Mrs M. Emmanuel

Teaching Assistants: Mrs. L. Kingdon, Ms K. Adnett and Miss J. Streatfield

HLTA: Mrs R. Medley (HLTA)

Welcome to Year 1

In September, some of us have only just turned five and have not been in school for long, so it is very important that we have a lot of practical and play-based activities to help us learn. We are amazing our teachers every day with the great progress we are making!

In our English work, it is really important that we learn to write sentences that make sense, with full stops at the end and capital letters at the beginning. We use our topics and real life experiences to help us to write fun and interesting things.

We practise our mental maths through Mastering Number lessons. Daily practise of basic skills means we get to know numbers really well and this helps us to become really good at manipulating them. We learn to add and take away numbers and will move on to multiplying and dividing as well as using language for measuring, shape and time.

Our first topic is - ‘What shall I wear today?’ We use Science and Geography to answer this question and learn that in different parts of the world we have to wear different clothes. We produce weather forecasts and we pack suitable clothing in our suitcases for holidays around the world.

Across the Spring Term, we answer the question – ‘How have toys changed over time?’ We discuss our favourite toys and find out about the toys our parents and grandparents played with so we can compare toys from now to the past.

In our final term, we learn about explorers to answer the question 'How have explorers changed the world?' We study the famous explorers Christopher Columbus and Matthew Henson using photographs to find out about the past.

Keep an eye on our page to see pictures of our learning and our fabulous work!

welcome meeting 1 and 2 2023.pdf


Y1 Work Gallery


Year 1 Newsletters and Plans

Y1 Autumn Newsletter Y1 Spring Newsletter  

Y1 Summer Newsletter  

 Y1 English Mid Term Plan Term 5 Y1 Maths Mid Term Plan Term 5  

 Topic Mid Term Plans Y1 Autumn Topic Mid Term Plans Y1 Spring

Topic Mid Term Plans Y1 Summer