Year 1 2021 - 2022

Mrs Williams  1/2LW

Mrs Williams 1/2LW

Hello, I am Mrs Williams. I have worked at Woodlands for 15 years, I think I'm part of the fixtures and fittings now! I have worked across Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, and am currently Key Stage 1 and phonics lead in school. I am extremely passionate about Early Years Education and believe that firm foundations and learning through play are the keys to instilling a life long love of learning in our youngest children.
I have 2 daughters aged 8 and 4 who constantly keep me busy! We love to spend time together as a family exploring in the woods, going to the park or the beach or simply visiting Grandparents and Great-Grandparents. We also love reading, crafty activities (who doesn't love a bit of glitter?) and going shopping!

Mrs Watts  1WL

Mrs Watts 1WL

Hello, I am Mrs Watts and have worked at Woodlands for the past 16 years. During my time at Woodlands, I have worked primarily across Key Stage 1 and in Lower Key Stage 2. I am currently the RE and World Views lead.
In my spare time, I enjoy running, reading and spending time with my son and daughter.

Mrs Lonsdale  1WL

Mrs Lonsdale 1WL

I have worked here at Woodlands for twelve years. I love being part of the Key Stage One team and working in Year One. When I am not in school I love to spend lots of time outside with my husband and our little girl at our allotment and in our garden!

Miss Sayce  1ES

Miss Sayce 1ES

Hello! My name is Miss Sayce and this is my second year working at Woodlands Primary School.

I am very excited to be your teacher in Year 1, and I know we are going to have lots of fun! I enjoy teaching all subjects but I particularly like history as there are so many exciting things to discover. I also love reading, some of my favourite books are 'Stickman' by Julia Donaldson and 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle.

When I am not in school, I love to bake tasty treats for my friends and family, as well as grow fruit and vegetables in my garden! I also like to watch football, especially my favourite team, Shrewsbury Town FC.

I can't wait to get to know you all, I know we will have so much fun and learn a lot!


Welcome to Spring 1! We hope you have all had a wonderful break. We are looking forward to an exciting half-term and have lots of great activities planned to support our creative curriculum.





During this half term, we will be looking at the text 'The Lion Inside' by Rachel Bright. An inspiring story that shows we all have a lion inside of us! 

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Literacy Mastery Targets for Spring 1:

  • Punctuate sentences using capital letters and full stops, some question marks and exclamation marks
  • Use 'and' between two words and some clauses
  • Some accurate use of the prefix  un-
  • Some accurate use of suffixes ( where no change is needed to the root of the word ( e.g -ed, -er, -ing, -est)


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In Maths this half term, we will be focussing on addition and subtraction within 20 and place value to 20.


Maths Mastery Targets for Spring 1:

•Represent and use number bonds and subtraction facts within 20

•Read, write and understand statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=)

•Add and subtract one-digit numbers to 20 including zero.

•Solve number problems that involve addition and subtraction.


•Count to 20 forwards and backwards beginning with 0 or 1 or from any number

•Count, read and write numbers to 20 in numerals and words

•Given a number, say which is one more or one less

•Recognise and show numbers using objects and pictures and say which is equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least



Read Write Inc. sessions will continue to develop the children's reading skills as they learn their sounds, segmenting and blending whilst also developing their comprehension skills. If you would like to help your child to practise their phonic knowledge for reading at home, then follow the link for more information.





During Science this half term, we will be learning to identify plants. We will be looking closely at garden plants, trees and wild plants. We will also be learning to name the different parts of plants.  




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Our topic this term in 'On Safari'. We will be using the story of The Lion inside as our inspiration and stimulus.

We will be developing our Geographical skills and knowledge by learning to;

- Name the 4 countries of the British Isles and their capitals. 

- Name the 7 continents and the 5 oceans

- Locate Kenya on a map of Africa

- Compare and contrast localities 

- Compare our own climate to Kenya’s climate


In Art we will be using materials to recreate an African landscape base on the work of the artist Paul Klee. 

We will also be designing, making and evaluating an African mask.

In Music we will be finding the pulse, clap rhythms, play instruments using one or two notes (C/D), listen and appraise music.

In our computing lessons we will be developing our skills in programming by using Bee Bots.


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P.E Information

Please make sure that your child wears their PE kit to school on their PE days: Mondays and Thursdays

Indoor kit: a white t-shirt, black shorts, pumps and socks

Outdoor kit: plain, dark coloured jogging bottoms, a jumper or hoody and outdoor trainers, socks

Please make sure all items of school clothing are clearly labelled and that named water bottles are sent in daily.







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