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       


                  This half term ( Spring 1 )  our topic is:

Take One Picture!

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Who is Georges Seurat and what style of art is he famous for?

We will begin our topic by thinking about who Georges Seurat was and what he was famous for. We will write our own fact file about him and his artwork.

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We will be making our own pieces of artwork using techniques similar to those used by Georges Seurat. We will be learning about primary colours and how we can mix colours to make new colours.

 To see the overview for the half term click below:

Take One Picture




This half term we are learning about Marvellous Materials. We will be learning to recognise the properties of different materials. We will be carrying out scientific investigations to see which materials are best suited to make an umbrella and we will be learning about how water changes into ice.


Our theme this half term is Differences and Diversity-

 We will be thinking about how we are all unique and that it is okay to be different to other people. We will be thinking about the respect we should show people no matter their differences from each of us.



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In computing we are going to be using Purple Mash to learn how to make a spreadsheet and how to use software to produce a pictogram.


In RE we are going to be thinking about friendship and how Jesus sometimes found it difficult to have friends. We are going to listen to some Bible stories and think about what makes us a good friend.




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Our PE days this term will be Tuesday 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 - Gymnastics and Laser Tag.




For this half term we will be learning about how to write sentences, we will be listening to poems about animals and we will be listening to and writing our own versions of stories from other countries.

In addition to the above we will have Phonics for 20 minutes a day and a lesson per week dedicated to Spelling Punctuation and Grammar where we learn about the use of capital letters and full stops, plurals, adding the suffixes and using an exclamation mark.

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:

  • Learning the alphabet - say and write it.
  • 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 have been given their first spellings. The spellings will be linked to their learning in their Phonics lessons. They will each be given 5 or 10 spellings which will be tested on a Friday morning. Any child who manages to get full marks each week for the half term will receive a special spelling certificate at the end of the half term.

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In maths we will be learning to count forwards and backwards to 100, to add and subtract to solve problems, to multiply and divide by 2, 5 and 10, to recognise and name 2D and 3D shapes and to recognise the fractions 1/2 and 1/4.

Help at Home

  • Talking about the learning they have done in  class.
  • Practising counting forwards and backwards to 100.
  • Practise recalling number bonds to 10 e.g. 1 and 9, 2 and 8 etc...
  • 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


Letter formation guidance


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Year 1 Literacy non-negotiables

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Ambassador Awards 2019-2020

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

Parent letter

Year 1 passport 



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:

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 Diary Dates  


Monday 6th January 2020 - Back to school for the children.

Tuesday 4th February  Internet Safety day!

Thursday 13th February – Ambassador assembly

Friday 14th February  Last day of term.

Monday 24th February - INSET DAY - School closed to the children.

Tuesday 25th February Back to school for the children.



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 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: