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Earlsmead Primary School

Earlsmead Primary School


Year 1

Cedar: Ms Jaroudi

Redwood: Ms Chakka


Welcome to Spring Term in Year 1!
We have a term full of fun and learning planned. Some interesting and exciting things are happening. Please read below for an outline of what you can expect.


This term we are looking forward to furthering out literacy skills through our study of a variety of rich children’s texts, including:
  • Lila and the secret of rain 
  • Non-fiction writing about Africa
  • Bringing the rain to Kapiti plain
  • The sun in laughing


In Maths, we will be learning about:
  • Number and place value
  • Time
  • Fractions
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division



In Phonics this term we will be revising the phonemes we have already learnt and using them in our reading and spelling. We will be learning the phoneme families. We will also be learning to read and spell a range of ‘tricky’ words.
  • Phonics screening materials

Coming soon

  • Phonics resources Phase 2

Coming soon

  • Phonics resources Phase 3

Coming soon

  • Phonics resources Phase 4

Coming soon

  • Phonics resources Phase 5

Coming soon



This term we are learning about plants. We will be identifying and naming a variety of common wild and garden plants, planting seeds and observing their growth, investigating what plants need to grow and identifying and describing the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants.


Topic - Geography

This term we are learning about a very interesting topic, it’s called Let's go on a Safari. Throughout this topic we will be learning about Africa, specifically Kenya. 


Our art will be based on our subjects and areas of study. We will  create a variety of works to practise different art skills in a range of mediums. 


This term we are learning about Christianity. We will be looking at friendship and why Christians believe Jesus to be a good friend.