Coppice Primary

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Ladybirds Class

         Welcome to the special page for Year 1.

To make sure that as a Year 1 class we achieve all of our goals we have a bright and colourful classroom, in which to learn, with lots of ladybirds around to remind us that we need to focus on our learning and not be fluttering around. We have lots of resources within our classroom to enhance our learning and we are lucky enough to have an outdoor area we can use when the weather is nice.

As the Year 1 class we work hard individually and as a team to make sure all of our learning is fun- so why not have a look at what we are doing at the moment!

            Meet the team!

Class Teacher

Mrs Willis     

 Teaching assistants

Miss Richards


Miss Frost

                                                                                                                      Miss Renshaw                                                 


                 This half term ( Spring 1 )  our topic is:

Incredible Me!

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Week 1

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  What is a super Hero? Who do I know that is a hero?

We will begin our topic by thinking about what makes a Superhero and are they all made up or do we know some real-life heroes like Doctors, Nurses, Police Officers and Firefighters.


Week 2

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Why am I incredible? What does incredible me look like?

We will be talking about ourselves and what makes us each special in our own way. We will be using our Art skills to sketch a self-portrait.  

Week 3

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How does eating a healthy diet keep me incredible?  What should I eat as part of a healthy diet?

 We will be learning about different fruits and vegetables, including how many portions we should eat a day to keep us healthy and incredible. We will tasting different fruits and vegetables and deciding which we like and dislike.

Week 4

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What can I prepare to help me stay healthy and incredible? 

This week we are going to be preparing our fruit or vegetable critters. We will be using our cutting skills and learning about how to safely use the different tools.


Week 5

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Who was Florence Nightingale? Why was she a heroine??

This week we will think about a famous heroine Florence Nightingale. We will be finding out why she is famous and what made her a heroine.


Week 6 

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What did Florence Nightingale do to change hospitals and nursing that made her a heroine??

Following on from last week we will be continuing to learn about Florence Nightingale and what she did to change the way hospitals were run and how she changed the role of a nurse.

We are hoping to have a visit this week from a nurse who can talk to us about their role today.




 To see the overview for the half term click below:

Incredible Me! 



This half term we are looking at Animals including Humans. We will be identifying different the different types of animals and learning the different parts of our body. We will be learning about our 5 senses and discovering how animals use their senses in different ways.


Our theme this half term will cover three aspects-

Rights over my body (we will be using the NSPCC Pants materials to support teaching),

Respect for other people's belongings

and to support our learning about eating a healthy diet in Topic we will be designing and making our own smoothies.



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In computing we are going to be using Purple Mash to create Pictograms and spreadsheets.


In RE we are thinking about how easy or difficult it was for Jesus to make friends.




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Our PE days this term will be MONDAY and THURSDAY.  Please ensure that PE kits are in school at all times and that long hair is tied back and earrings are removed or taped up on these days.  Please can we also remind you to put your child's name in all items of clothing, including PE kits and pumps.

This half term we have a sports coach for both lessons.




For this half term we will be learning to write a Thank you letter to Santa, we will be listening to Fantasy stories and then writing our own version of the stories.

Phonics will be taught for 20 mins for 5 days a week.

In Guided Reading we will be learning to improve our comprehension skills as well as our reading skills.

Help at Home

You can help your child at home by:

  • Practising spellings.
  • Talk about what they are learning in class that week.
  • Encourage your child to read out any writing they complete at home to check it makes sense.
  • Read with your child at least 3 times a week.


The children will all be sent home with a set of spellings to learn - tests will be on a Friday. The spellings your child has are linked to their current learning in Phonics and for some they will have a selection of the Common Exception words that each Year 1 child is expected to be able to read and spell by the end of the year.

Please support your child by practising the spellings regularly.


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In maths we will be learning the value of the digits in a number, counting forwards and backwards to 100, counting in 2s, 5s and 10s, adding and subtracting and solving problems involving money, multiplying by using repeated addition, dividing by sharing, recognising 3D shapes and recognising what the fraction 1/2 looks like in a shape or a quantity.

Help at Home

  • Talking about the learning they have done in  class.
  • Practising counting in 2's, 5's and 10's.
  • Practise recalling addition and number facts to 20.
  • Encouraging your child to count - add money, count out objects, calculate how many will be left, estimate how many there are etc...
  • Recognise the different coins.

 Letters sent home




Information for parents

Letters and sounds phase 2 information for parents

Letters and sounds phase 3 information for parents

Letters and sounds phase 4 information for parents

Letters and sounds phase 5 information for parents

Bug club parent information

Bug club trouble shooting guide

Letter formation guidance


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Ambassador Awards 2018-2019

What is expected in order for children to achieve their ’Ambassador Award’ comes under 4 headings:

  • Citizenship
  • Relationships
  • Learning
  • Behaviour and conduct

Each section has elements that underpin the values that as a school we hold dear. We believe that learning is something that continues every minute of the waking day and it is important to recognise children’s achievements not only in lessons but beyond. Adults in school will discuss each section with the children and how they can meet the criteria identified; we are hoping that the children will be able to take some ownership of the passport themselves!

Have a look at the Ambassador leaflet to find out more and look through 'Steps to Success' passport the Ladybirds children will be working through this year to help them achieve their Ambassador Awards!



Ambassador information leaflet

Letter to parents re steps to success September 2018

Steps to success ambassador award Y1 September 2018  

Helping at home!



Each day your child will need to bring their reading book to school.   Please try to practise daily at home, even if it is just a couple of pages.    Please can you sign your children’s reading record books every time you listen to them read, it helps us and it also helps your child to earn credits towards their Ambassador awards.

Learning log 

At the beginning of each topic we will send home a homework grid with a choice of activities on it.  The completed tasks will be returned to school at the end of the term and celebrated with the class.

 Homework log for this half term:

Homework Log Spring 1

 Diary Dates  

 Monday 7th January 2019 Back to school for the children

Thursday 10th January - Sports activity day

Tuesday 29th January - KS1 dodgeball competition

Thursday 7th February - School council musical performance

Friday 15th February - break up for half term

Monday 25th February - INSET day

Tuesday 26th February - back to school

 Websites you may find useful (Login in details have been given out at the start of the year. If you have forgotten please ask a member of staff)


 We want your children to be happy and enjoy coming to school and learning.  If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to speak to any of us so that we can help.  You can speak with us after school or contact us on 01773 712840.  You can also email me: