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 16 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!

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Welcome to Summer 2! We hope you have all had a great half term break. We are looking forward to an exciting half-term and have lots of great activities planned to support our creative curriculum.



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During this half term, we will be looking at the text Grandad's Secret Giant by David Litchfield. 

A tale about a boy named Billy. Billy doesn't believe his Grandad when he tells him there's a giant living in his town, doing good deeds for everyone. But as time goes on, Billy might learn that some secrets are just too BIG to stay secret for long. 


Literacy Mastery Targets for Summer 2:

  • Join words and clauses using and
  • Use simple description
  • Punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, question mark or exclamation mark
  • Use capital letters for the names of places and the days of the week


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In Maths this half term, we will be focussing on fractions and multiplication and division.

We will be learning to recognise, find and name half and a quarter of shapes, objects or quantities. 

In multiplication and division, we will be learning to count in multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s. We will also be learning how to solve problems involving multiplication and division, by calculating the answers using concrete objects, pictorial representations and arrays.



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 learning about pets and gardens. We will learn to identify and name common animals found in the home, garden and in and around ponds. 


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During our topic work, we will be learning how stories can change over time. This will be focused around the real life and story of Pocahontas.

We will investigate stories from different countries and environments. We will talk about chronology and how stories are passed on through time. 

We will also develop our design, cutting, joining and shaping skills by making a tribal inspired headband.


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P.E Information

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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