Year 1 2020 - 2021

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 14 years. During my time at Woodlands, I have worked primarily across Key Stage 1 and in Lower Key Stage 2.
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 eleven 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 first 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 Summer 1! We hope you have all had a great spring 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 are looking at the text The Last Wolf  by Mini Grey.

Once upon a time, Little Red set off into the woods to catch a wolf . . . But the woods aren't all they seem - and are there even any wolves left? Mini Grey re-imagines the classic Little Red Riding Hood fable in an entirely new way. Can Little Red help her new friends in need and recover the wild days of the past?


 Literacy Mastery Targets for Summer 1:

  • Join words and clauses using and
  • Change the meaning of verbs and adjectives by adding the prefix un-
  • Punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark
  • Add suffixes where no change is needed to the root of the word e.g. -ing, -ed, -er, -est





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

We will be exploring how we can group numbers in tens and ones. In addition to this, we will be securing our work based on counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.

During our addition and subtraction work, we will use our knowledge of counting on and back to solve calculations and word problems. We will also, explore number bonds and related facts.




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, we will be identifying plants- garden and wild plants. We will also be looking at trees (evergreen and deciduous) and will work towards identifying these .

We will make observations of plants, noting changes as they grow, as well as labelling the parts of a plant.





During our topic work, we will be focussing on the local woods. We will explore the work of Monet and the landscapes he created. We will look into the human impact on the local area and more specifically, Eastham Woods and consider how we can support local wildlife where we live.


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P.E Information- When school returns from Lockdown

Please make sure that your child wears their PE kit to school on a Tuesday. At the moment, PE will take place outside.

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 water bottles are sent in daily.







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