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Elm Wood Primary School

Welcome to Year 1 Class 3

Welcome to Year 1 - Class 3. The team in Class 3 is:

Class teacher -Miss Taylor
Class teaching assistants - Mrs Royle and Mrs Linger
SEN teaching assistant - Mrs Taylor-Moore

Important Imformation:

In Year 1 our topic for after Easter is Bright Lights, Big Cities

We will be hosting a 'Royal Tea Party' on Tuesday 17th April so come to school in your best outfits.

Put on your best outfit because you’re invited to have tea with the Queen. Use your best manners and comb your hair, as one will not be amused if you don’t!

What do you know about England’s capital city? Let’s find out all about London, including its History, transport and famous landmarks.

Step back in time and discover what happened in the Great Fire of London. Where did it start? How did it end? Create a model of the bakery on Pudding Lane…

…then burn it to the ground to recreate the Great Fire. Stand well back and watch how the flames spread, London’s burning! London’s burning! Fire, fire! Fire, fire!

Hang on, there’s someone new in town! Plan a tour for Marley the Meerkat (he’s come all the way from Zambia, you know) making sure he takes in all the sights and sounds of London before he finally meets his family at London Zoo.

Are you ready for the bright lights of the big city? Hop in a black cab and … enjoy the ride!


  • Recounts
  • Labels and captions
  • Adventure Narrative
  • Instructions
  • Emails
  • Character study


  • Number and place value
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Measure, capacity and volume
  • Fractions
  • Position and Direction
  • 2D and 3D shapes.


  • Countries and Capital Cities of the UK
  • Using Locational Language
  • Using Maps
  • Geographical
  • Similarities and Differences


  • Searching the web
  • Digital Images
  • Algorithms
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Creating and Debugging Programs
  • Common Uses of Information Technology
  • Communication
  • E-Safety
  • Stop Motion Animation


  • Exploring Mechanisms
  • Constructing Moving Models
  • Understanding Where Food Comes From
  • Design and Make Souvenirs
  • Models of London Landmarks


  • The Great Fire of London


  • Traditional Songs and Nursery Rhymes


  • Everyday Materials
  • Working Scientifically


  • Dinosaur School- Friendship


  • The Creation Stories.


We ask that any homework for this half term on to be completed and brought into school no later than Monday 26th March.   Some homework ideas have been attached and the children can choose to do one long project over the half term or a selection of smaller projects throughout the topic.  Drawings, writing, research from the Internet, models or photographs are some of the ways that the children can complete these tasks.  Some of the children will prefer to think of their own homework ideas based on space.

Spellings- The children will be given a list of spellings to learn each Friday.  They will be given a book to practise these spellings in at home.  They will be tested the following Friday before getting a new list.  The spellings will relate to the phonics sessions that the children have taken part in that week.

Library- Year one children will go to the library every Friday to choose 3 books.  These need to be returned every week so that your child can change them regularly. 

PE- Year 1 will have PE sessions once a week on Thursday mornings.  All children require an outdoor P.E kit for these sessions.  

Open mornings- Elm Wood has an open morning every Thursday from 8.45am.  This is a great opportunity for you to come into the classroom to look at displays, see your child’s work in their books and speak to the class teacher.

School uniform- Can we please ask for all items of clothing to be labelled with your child’s name or initials.

Our learning environment: