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Elm Wood Primary School

Welcome to Year 1 Class 3

Welcome to Year 1- Class 3 (some important information for the year).

The team in class 3 is:

Class teacher- Miss Childs

Class teaching assistants- Miss Mair and Mrs Taylor


In Year 1 our first topic is Splendid Skies.

Imagine floating high above land and see on a bed of clouds, silently sweeping by on a billowing breeze.

Back down to earth, let’s take a walk outdoors. But what should we wear? Wellington boots? A sun hat? Maybe a warm coat? How do we know what the weather will be like today?

Read and write poems and postcards...and, if you don’t like today’s weather report, why not write your own?

Send a message by balloon. Up, up and away it goes, high in the sky and over the rainbow. How far will the wind blow it? Where will it land and who will find it?

What weather do you prefer? Sunshine, snow, storms or showers? Get your wellingtons on—let’s go!



  • Recounts
  • Poetry
  • Lists and instructions
  • Postcards
  • Letters



  • Number and place value
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Measure - length and weight
  • 2D and 3D Shape



Planning and designing our own weather paintings.



Seasonal and daily weather patterns.


PE: Send and Return

Able to send an object with increased confidence using hand or bat. Move towards a moving ball to return. Sending and returning a variety of balls.



  • Seasonal Changes
  • Light and Sound
  • Inventions
  • Investigating forces



Significant Individuals - Sir Francis Beaufort.



  • Logging on and off
  • Online safety and exploring Purple Mash


  • Who is a Christian and what do they believe?
  • Who is Jewish and what do they believe?


PHSE: Me and My Relationships

Why we have classroom rules, thinking about feelings and good friends.



At the beginning of every topic we send out a list of ideas for possible homework projects for your child to do at home. We do not expect you to complete them all. They are just suggestions for you to choose the ones you think your child might like. 

A few weeks into the new year, we will send out some spellings for you to practice at home. These will be sent out on a Friday in a purple book. If you could return that book every Friday so that we can record the new spellings, that would be great. The spellings will link to the phonics sounds that we have been learning that week. The children will have their test every Friday, also. 

It is very important to encourage your child to read as much as they can at home. Reading is the foundation to a lot of learning in Year 1 and helps your child to achieve the expected levels in Year 1. 


Story time! 

Here are some stories, read by Miss Childs in Class 3 that your children may enjoy:

Let's draw!

Here are some step by step drawings that Miss Mykytiuk has created that you also may enjoy: