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



Welcome to Spring Term Year 1!

We have had a wonderful time settling into the routines and expectations of year 1 and I am so very proud of how the children are learning of of each and every one of their successes We begin our second term with great expectations or more learning, achievements and all round success and fun!

The children have become very happy and engaged in a more formal timetable and routine of learning, I am very pleasantly surprised on a daily basis at how they listen and learn in our class .  Children still do access some continuous provision in class with our table top displays and activities, a time for children to explore.  These encourage the children to learn independently and are always centred around consolidating learning in the topics and areas.     

 Spring Term Curriculum

Our maths lessons continue to build skills in place value and addition and subtraction too, considering numbers up to 20 this half term.   In writing, again we have some amazing texts to work with such as Ruby's Worry, Jack and the Jellybeanstalk and Lost and Found, we will also write some non fiction texts too.

This term our Science learning is about Animals including humans, where we will study different kids of animals and their features, understanding that some are amphibians, birds, reptile or mammals and why.  In History we are going to be learning about Explorers from the Past, including Captain Scott and how his explorations have affected our lives now.  PE lessons will focus on multi-sports and the skills around these, such as football, basketball and netball.  In PSHE we will learn about keeping safe and how we can do this.    Our computing lessons will involve us learning control and programming too.  In art we will study and create portraits, considering different lines and shapes, resulting in a self portrait.  Our RE lessons are about Christianity as a religion.  

So as you can see we have a super busy and full term ahead. 


Key dates

 Friday 9th February- Finish for half term break.

Monday 19th - Return to school for Spring 2.






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.

Here are just some of the books we will read are...

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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