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



This half term we are looking at the text ‘The Dragon Machine’ by Helen Ward.


In this story lonely George sees his first dragon. From that moment on, George's new friends follow him everywhere. They get him into all sorts of trouble, too. The dragons need to find their way home before they're noticed by other people!


Literacy Mastery Targets for Spring 1:

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



In Maths this half term, We will be developing our knowledge of place value (within 20) by:

Counting forwards and backwards from any number.

Counting, reading and writing numbers to 20 in numerals and words.

Saying which is one more or one less than a given number.

Recognising and showing numbers using objects and pictures and saying which is equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least.


We will also be developing our knowledge of addition and subtraction (within 20) by:

Representing and using number bonds and subtraction facts within 20.

Reading, writing and understanding statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=).

Solving number problems that involve addition and subtraction.



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.



Our Science topic this half term is ‘Materials’. The children will be encouraged to identify, name and describe materials. We will also learn about which materials are used for certain uses, as well as which are waterproof.




During our topic work, we will be looking at the Victorians. We will research and write facts about Queen Victoria and her life, sequence key events in Queen Victoria's life, and compare aspects of school life now to school in the Victorian era.


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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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