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Sparrow Farm Primary School

Sparrow Farm Primary School
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Year 1

Dear Parents and carers,

 Welcome back to school after a well-deserved half term break.

 Our learning:

We had a great Autumn term and we have continued to marvel at the children’s resilience and can-do attitudes as they develop and mature in Year 1.

In the spring term Year 1 will be providing some exciting learning opportunities. Some we covered before half term and some we have yet to enjoy.

Creating a weather report


Growing an amaryllis

Learning to mix colours

Looking up on a map where we live

Creating a piece of art for an exhibition


Pancake races

Chinese New Year dragon dance

Playing Glockenspiels

Using a compass to find directions


Reading stories by Oliver Jeffers

Writing stories based on the author Oliver Jeffers

Debugging an algorithm.

More details can be found on the medium term plans below.

We were delighted with the progress children made in their reading during the autumn term. Thank you for working so hard to read with them at home on a daily basis, it really does make a difference in their reading, which in turn, massively supports their writing. Please sign the reading diary when you have heard your child read. Please ask your child lots of questions about their book to help their understanding.

Year 1 team

When arriving at school we do ask that you arrive at the correct time and not before, to prevent the gate area becoming crowded. Always leave promptly and please be considerate of others collecting their children.

Communication with teachers and staff can often be difficult at the start of the day as it is a very busy time, so we ask that if you have a question or a concern you email the year group email: year1@sparrowfarm.hounslow.sch.uk. This will be checked daily and staff will respond promptly.

PE is on Monday and Wednesday.  Please send your child to school dressed in their P.E. kits on both days. The days may change during the year depending on when PE coaches can work with the children. 

 General Reminders

  • All uniform and P.E. kit should be clearly labelled with your child’s name.
  • Year group Curriculum Information is now available on the school website
  • The children must bring their own water bottle to keep in class, which they can access throughout the day and refill whenever needed. Please make sure your child’s name is written clearly on their water bottle.
  • Homework – Reading books will be sent home in book bags. We expect children (supported by parents) to read at home every day. We will read with the children in guided groups and individual reading to help them become independent readers. 

We look forward to working together so that we have a thoroughly enjoyable year ahead of us. We hope that you enjoy the new challenges to learning that Year 1 has to offer! 

Kind regards,

Mr Mockeridge, Miss Naish and the Year 1 team 

Welcome Meeting Presentation

Phonics Presentation  

Medium term plans

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1