Year 1 2018 - 2019

Mrs Callender

Mrs Davies

Mrs Sorvel

Miss Lamb

Mrs McHale

Spring 2


Welcome back to another term. We are officially half way through the school year!


Last term the children finished off their Arctic topic; had a creative week where we visited the Wild West, the secret world of Braille, and the Lost City of Atlantis; and celebrated Chinese New year by learning about Chinese culture and traditions.


On the last day of term the children were asked to vote for our next topic. They could choose from Under the Sea, Superheroes, or Pirate Adventures. Under the Sea won by 1 vote!


Under The Sea


Throughout this topic we will learn about the 4 countries that make up the UK, the seas that surround us, and what lives beneath the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. 


We will investigate big questions, such as Where do waves come from? How are rainbows made? How much water is there? And who or what lives in our seas?


There will be plenty of creative writing opportunities and we will use lots of quality texts as inspiration, including Commotion in the Ocean, The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch, and Rainbow Fish (see the video links)


At the end of this topic we will invite you in to view the work we have produced.



Other information


PE will be on a Wednesday afternoon, full kit including pumps is needed.


Forest School sessions will restart and will either be Wednesday or Thursday afternoons – appropriate clothing and wellies are needed (please put names in all clothing and welies).


Reading – In place of homework we ask that children read at least 5 times a week at home either online via Bug Club or school reading books. We endeavour to change home books twice weekly. Please support us in this by signing your child’s record when they have read. Remember, reading needn’t take a long time, sometimes a couple of pages is sufficient, sometimes listening to a story is preferable. We want reading to be en enjoyable experience for everyone involved. 


School Trip – I am currently looking into costings for a trip for the end of this term. As soon as it is confirmed I will send a letter out to give you as much notice as possible. 


Mrs Callender


Files to Download

Year 1 : News items

Kingsway Library Visit, by Mrs Callender

Bug Club information session, by Mrs Callender

Year 1 : Blog items

Frozen Adventures, by Mrs Callender

Bedtime Stories Day (PJ day), by Mrs Callender

Julia's Bedtime Stories, by Mrs Callender

Year 1 : Gallery items

Wild West Day, by Mrs Callender

Where did Explorer Bear go?, by Mrs Callender

Inuit cooking and culture, by Mrs Callender

Year 1 : Calendar items

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Contact the School

St John Fisher Primary School

Edward Street,

Main Contact: Office Manager Margaret Hassett

Tel: 0151 424 7794