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Southfields Primary School

Southfields Primary School

Year 1

Welcome to Spring Term in Year One! We hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and the children are rested, refreshed and ready to learn!

We have an amazing term planned for the children and are so excited about the year ahead.

We have a lovely team of adults to help and support your child in Year 1. They are as follows:

1EH/BB - Mrs Howlett/Mrs Bennett and Mrs Kaur

1EW/SP- Miss Wilson/Mrs Barsby and Mrs Jenkins

1JR- Miss Robinson and Mrs Sammons




Our curriculum this term: 


We will have daily writing lessons which will focus on an engaging book over a short period of time. By the end of Year 1, the children will have been exposed to a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts. Our first book for the Spring Term is 'The Train Ride'. 


We will have two daily Phonics lessons, as well as 3 weekly Reading sessions.

Your child will read with an adult in a small group focusing on decoding, fluency and comprehension.


In Maths, we are working on addition and subtraction to 20, 1 more and 1 less, estimating and doubling. 


We will be looking at everyday materials, and seasonal changes. 


During the first half-term, we will be focusing on ball skills, and we will be exploring dance during the second half-term.


We will be exploring colour mixing, pattern making and experimenting with different materials. 


We will be exploring textiles and we will create a puppet.


We will be learning musical vocabulary, and exploring a musical story.


We will be looking at what the weather is like in the UK.


We will be researching how explorers have changed the world. 


We will be looking at our health and wellbeing.  


We will be looking at the family in Christianity, and the family in Islam.

ComputingDuring the Spring Term, Year 1 will continue to visit and use the computer room with Miss Cope. We will continue to focus on logging on, mouse control and basic program skills.




Important information...

Drop off and pick up times

Children can arrive between 8.35am and 8.45am. 

 Year 1 pupils must be picked up at 3.10pm. Parents should wait outside the classrooms.


Your child should wear their school uniform for four days each week and their PE kit for one day. They can wear their PE kit all day on their PE day. Please ensure your child always brings a warm coat to school and wears suitable school shoes. PE days are as follows:

1HB - Monday (Pupils in 1HB wear PE kit)

1EW/CB - Monday (Pupils in 1EW/CB wear PE kit)

1JR - Friday (Pupils in 1JR wear PE kit)

PE kit

Please ensure your child wears a warm PE kit such as joggers, a t-shirt, a sweatshirt and a pair of trainers as we will be doing PE outdoors. Please try to keep these plain and in dark colours such as black or navy.

Water bottles

Your child has been given an orange water bottle. This should be taken home, washed and returned to school with fresh water in it.

Bags and lunch boxes

Your child just needs to bring their book bag to school. This should have their reading book, reading record and any other home learning in it every day. They can bring a lunch box if they are not having a school dinner. You can send a spare set of clothes which we can keep in school if needed. 

Home learning reminders

Home learning is set on a Friday and is due back on a Thursday.

Reading practice and sharing books will be changed on a Thursday.

Please encourage your child to reread their reading book throughout the week to develop fluency and comprehension. 

Reading books should be kept in your child’s book bag and brought to school every day.

Spelling checks are completed on a Friday and new spellings will be set every Thursday.

The children will keep their logins and passwords for online resources throughout their time at Southfields, so the children should have these already. However, if you need these again, please ask your child's class teacher who can help.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher via Class Dojo, Mrs Howlett or Miss Wilson (Year Leaders).

We look forward to working with you and your children throughout the year. Thank you!

The Year 1 Team

  • Healthy Schools
  • Ofsted Outstanding 2011|2012
  • Ofsted Outstanding 2008|2009
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  • Leeds Inclusion Chartermark
  • Arts Council England
  • Financial Management Standard in Schools
  • Arts Mark
  • Music Mark
  • Oracy School
  • Elklan