Year 1 2021 - 2022

Mrs Chilton-Jones

Welcome to Year 1!

Mrs Chilton Jones, Mrs Metters and Mrs Ledgar

Mrs Chilton-Jones and Mrs Metters will be teaching the class supported by Mrs Ledgar our class teaching assistant.

Mrs Chilton-Jones will be teaching Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and Mrs Metters on a Wednesday.  


Peter Rabbit on Twitter: "Did @RoyalMintUK feature your favourite Beatrix  Potter character on this year's collection? If not - vote now!" / Twitter

Welcome to the Summer term in Year 1, I hope you had a wonderful Easter break. I am looking forward to a very busy and exciting term!

Year 1 will start the term with the stories of  Beatrix Potter. We will be learning about her life, from Victorian childhood through to famous author, artist and farmer, and along the way we will explore aspects of daily life in the past. This topic provides cross-curricular links for art, science and geography. We will also be enjoying lots of Beatrix Potter’s stories!

As we move through the term we will begin to think about the wider  world, capital cities, and what it might be like to live in or visit different places. In history we will  be learning about the Wright Brothers and the invention of the aeroplane and how this has changed our lives.

Our Religion topics this term are ‘Resurrection’ and ‘Miracles’. Within the Resurrection topic, we will talk about how we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus at Easter and learn about the events following this. The Miracles topic provides the opportunities to hear lots of miracle stories and to learn that we can ask Jesus to help us when we are afraid.

In maths, we will be learning about: the place value of numbers to 50 and then 100, measurement (length/height, weight/volume), position and direction, multiplication and division, fractions, money and time. The class have been enjoying ‘Hit the Button’ this week, with lots of them asking how to access it at home. The game can be found for free at  

In phonics, we are continuing to learn alternative pronunciations and later in the term, we will move onto learning alternative spellings. The children will be taking the Statutory Year 1 ‘Phonics Screening Check’ at the beginning of June.  Homework this term will focus on preparing the children for the Phonic Screening Test during which the children are required to read carefully and accurately both real and nonsense words.   The children are particularly keen on the games on ‘Phonics Play’ online and these are free to access.

The children will continue to read and change their books on their set reading days. Please continue reading daily at home.

In science, our topic is ‘Plants’ and we will also be learning about minibeasts, linked with our English texts.

Thank you for all your support throughout this year and I am looking forward to a fantastic term with your children!

Best wishes

Mrs Chilton-Jones



As in Reception the following items should be sent into school each day:

  • Named water bottle (with plain water only)
  • Reading books and diary protected inside the blue bag.
  • A shower proof coat
  • Children in Key Stage 1 and Reception do not need to bring a snack as fruit will be provided.




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St Gabriel's Catholic Primary School, Well Lane, Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent ST7 2PG