Canklow Woods Primary School

Canklow Woods Primary School

Part of White Woods Primary Academy Trust

Wood Lane, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 2XJ

01709 828405

Class 1 2023-2024

Hello and welcome to Class 1.

This year the year 1 team is Miss Beecher, class teacher who is joined by Mrs Sheppard and Miss Hill.   



This is on a Tuesday afternoon.  Since the warmer weather is upon us, and out learning is Athletics,  I will be taking the children outside for PE(weather permitting).  Could you please make sure they have appropriate footwear for this.



Welcome to Summer Term Year 1!

We had a wonderful Spring term in year 1.  There was so much and learning and growing happening and once more the children have been amazing!  One highlight was that class 1 went on their first ever school trip.  What a wonderful day we had visiting the Tropical Butterfly House- the children loved seeing animals up close, even touching and stroking some too .We now begin our Summer, (final) term with greater expectations or more learning, achievements and all round success and fun!

Children in class 1 are amazing and they are working hard to learn more and become much more independent young people.  I am immensely proud of how they have worked in key stage 1 and of all of their success.

Summer Curriculum

Our maths lessons continue to build skills in place value and addition and subtraction too, considering numbers up to 50 and 100 this half term.  We will also learn multiplication and division, and also fractions too.   In writing, as always  we have some amazing texts to work with such as The Tiger who Came to tea, the classic Little Red Riding Hood and we will also write more non fiction texts this term too.

This term,  our Science learning is about humans and then we move on to plants.  We will study the human body including different parts and the senses too.  We will beginning learning about plants in science too, learning names of common plants and their different parts.  Will will even grow some from seeds too.

In History we are going to be learning about Aviation, this includes investigating different transport, the invention of the wheel and also studying the Wright Brothers and their significance.  PE lessons will focus on athletics skills such as running relays and throwing with accuracy.  In PSHE our learning is based around Being our Best- this includes the importance of eating well, being hygienic and understanding our behaviour too.  This will link in really nicely with our science lessons too. 

Our computing lessons will involve us looking at different data and how we can group this. In art we will study and create work using different media, considering mood and colour too, we will look at different work portraying daily life and recreate work based on this Our  RE lessons are based around being part of a faith community and what that means for different religions.

So as you can see we have another super busy and full term ahead!   


Key dates

Monday 15th April - Return after easter break. 

Thursday 18th April - Parents/Carers afternoon

Monday 6th May- Bank Holiday 

Monday 10th June -Class 1 celebration assembly 






We love to read in class 1.  We have a huge focus on developing a love of reading for our children and so we we expose the children to a huge range of high quality books, hoping that we can find that one book that inspires the children to love reading.  We have some amazing texts and Miss Beecher has some wonderful favourites to share with the children.

All of the children  take part in the Read Write Inc phonics programme, teaching children to read sounds, and blend them to read words.  

As well as this we will read for pleasure in our story time, use stories to inspire and stimulate our writing and delve deeper into books, stories, characters and plots with out Talk through Stories learning also.

Learning at home

Year 1 is a time to develop reading as much as possible.     Links below can help with home learning. Books are given out once a week for readers to practice their fluency.   Children are sent home with codes linking to videos where they can practise and learn sounds too.

Phonics Resources | St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Warndon

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