Class 1

Teachers – Mrs Rachel Garner & Mrs Jo Tetlow

Spring Term 2020

Welcome back! We hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas break. We have lots of fun things planned for this Spring term. Please find our topic information below – we hope it gives you an idea of the things we’ll be doing and learning about over the coming weeks.

In a nutshell, we’re learning lots of different skills and knowledge through a topic about the Rainforest. There are several stories we will use, such as Slowly, Slowly said the Sloth and Rumble in the jungle but our main text will be Rainforest Adventure by Tony Mitton. We will find out about where the rainforest is, what it’s like there and who or what lives there. This will lead us into finding out about our own forests and woodlands and the animals that live here.

Huge thanks to parents who have been able to spare time to read in school with children at the beginning or end of a day – much appreciated and so very valuable, thank you. If you are able to give us any of your time, we will snap you up!

Junk modelling is a popular activity for all of the children in Classes 1 and 2 so do think of us when you are doing your recycling. We’d be over the moon if you could send your cardboard boxes and yoghurt pots our way.

A few reminders:

  • PE kits need to be left in school, but will come home on a Thursday afternoon ready for Friday’s PE.
  • Please remember to send your child to school with a named water bottle and a fruit snack.
  • Do remember to label all uniform.


After the success of last term’s Year 1 reading challenge, we will be starting another one, this time to include the foundation stage children… look out for it soon!

Do pop in to see us if you have any questions or concerns.

We are both looking forward to a busy half term!

Thank you for your support

Rachel Garner and Jo Tetlow



For an overview of the entire Year 1 curricula please click on the link below.


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