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Lawford C of E Primary School

High quality learning and caring together in an encouraging Christian environment.

1D (Year 1 Teacher - Mrs Mower)

Welcome to Year 1

Our Key Concepts are - identity, change, fairness, conflict, care and power. 


Parent Notices

Summer term PE will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please ensure your child comes into school wearing their full PE kit.

Please also ensure your child's earrings are removed specifically on PE days.


Reading at home

Reading books will be changed on Fridays. 

Children must read their books 3 times before they can be changed. It must be recorded on Boom Reader.

When reading with your children, please read once to decode, twice for fluency and third time ask questions.

If children have read four times during the week, they go in the reading raffle and have a chance of winning a book.


Summer term two




In DT this half term, we are making our own healthy snacks. So far we have tried different fruit and vegetables and designed our own fruit salad. 

We have been learning the value of money. 

Summer term one. 



We have been learning about volume, capacity and measurement in maths. 

We have been learning to use arrays in maths with cubes.

This help us with our times tables.

Wear green for mental health week!

We had a week of activities and ended the week with a walk and talk with Year 2.


We have been learning about algorithms in computing. We have had fun playing and programming the Indi cars and Beebots. 


In music, we have been learning what the pulse, rhythm and pitch means and practising them during our lessons.

We have also been innovating which means changing the music and making it our own.

Water Safety

We had a really important water safety assembly. 

During our computing lessons, we used JIT5 to create a picture showing how to be safe in water and then we wrote a sentence about how to be safe around water.


We have been coding.

We have learnt to give instructions to determine which way we want our object to move. 

We have had lots of fun practically and now moved on to using the iPads.






Spring Term

Our learning

We use Continuous provision in Y1 at Lawford.

Continuous provision is an approach that offers a consistent set of learning opportunities for children.

This approach is designed to support the development of key skills in a variety of areas, including language development, cognitive growth and social-emotional learning.



Our children check in each morning with the colour monster which allows them to think about how they feel and it gives staff the opportunity to identify any children who may feel a negative emotion. Staff can then support these children.




Our learning areas.

Morning activities

Every morning, we have different activities on our tables when we arrive at school.

These activities help us with space learning and fine motor skills.




Spring term PE will take place on a Monday and Wednesday.

Please send children in wearing their Lawford PE kits.

No earrings to be worn for PE. Please remove these on PE days. 


Show and tell will take place on Friday afternoons.




Reading books will be changed on Fridays.

The biggest impact on children's reading is reading with your child.

Please record all reading on Boom Reader.

Children must read their reading book three times.

Once to decode, then to read with fluency and finally for comprehension.

We have a reading raffle every week where your child will be entered into a raffle to win a book. Children must read four times during the week and weekend to be entered for this.




Animals including Humans

We have been learning about animal groups. 



UK and Capital cities








We have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes.
3D shapes








We use talk for writing during our English lessons. This approach allows children to write and read independently for a variety of different audiences and approaches.


One our English units during the Spring term, focusses on the Gruffalo.


Our first English unit is one of the children's favourite, 'Superworm'!


Internet Safety




Autumn Term 


During maths this half term we have been focusing on place value and addition. We have learnt to order numbers, compare numbers and come to understand that two parts make a whole - we used kit kats to help us with this!


During PE we have learnt lots of key shapes and sequences in gymnastics, and practised multi-skills outside.


During PSHE, we have looked at emotions and feelings, what what makes a good friend.


During English this half term, we have looked at instruction writing, innovating a familiar story and creating or own Autumn poems.


We looked at the primary and secondary colours, shading and created our final piece in the style of Clarice Cliff.

Welcome to our classroom!

Parent Notices


Autumn term PE will take place on Tuesdays and Wednesday. Please ensure your child comes into school wearing their full PE kit. Please also ensure your child's earrings are removed specifically for PE days. Earrings worn, which can not be to be removed by the child, will result in a missed PE session.


Show and tell will take place on a Friday afternoon.


Reading at Home

Reading books will be changed on a Tuesday and Friday each week. The children have to read three times before their book is changed. This must be logged on boom reader.

When reading with your child, it is important to ask your child questions about what they have read to further develop their understanding of the text.


Reading At Home Raffle

The biggest impact parents can have on learning at school is reading with your children as regularly as possible at home. Home school books, books from the library, magazines, cereal boxes all count as home reading. To encourage the children to read as much as possible at home, EYFS and KS1 are continuing with a weekly reading raffle. To enter, the children must have read 4 times during the week, which we will see on boom reader. There is no need for lengthy comments after each read, just a simple: Book title, page number and adult’s name would work brilliantly each day. Every child who has read at least 4 times, will receive a raffle token on a Friday (to ensure weekend reads are included too). Each Friday, in each class, one raffle token will be pulled out of a hat and that child will win a reading prize.



Children are encouraged to go on Numbots weekly.