Coppice Primary

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Ladybirds Class 

Welcome to the special page for Year 1.

P.E. days

Our PE days in Summer 1 will be Wednesday (Football) and Friday (Bats and Balls). Please come into school wearing your P.E. tracksuit on these days. Please do not wear earrings on these days. 


Please find the homework for this half term below. 

Summer 1 homework

Parent Overview

Please see below the parent overview for this half term. 

Class Timetable
Please see below the class timetable for Summer 1.

 Meet the Staff

Class Teacher- Miss Stacey


Teaching assistants 
Mrs Gascoyne                               Miss Kean
We wish you and your child the warmest welcome to Year 1! On this page you will find information about the topic your child will be learning, PE days, overview of Science, PSHE and RE, and expectations for home learning. 
Reading Books
In Year 1 the single most important thing you can do to help your child progress with their learning is to listen to them read their reading books. It helps children improve their confidence and helps them with every other area of learning.
Please can your child bring their reading folder (including their reading book and reading diary) into school every day. Please listen to your child read at home at least 3 times a week. Record in their reading diary every time you do. The children will achieve prizes for reading at home! Many thanks. 

Summer 1 2022-23 topic

 Plant a Little Seed!

Our topic for this half term is ‘Plant a Little Seed!'. 

Week 1: Can I identify garden flowers? 

 We will be kick-starting our brand new topic by going on a walk to Peacock Plant Nurseries in Heanor! We will be observing the different flowers and identifying that these are garden flowers. We will identify the names of different garden flowers and sketch them in our sketch books. We will think about what these flowers will look like in the Winter compared to now, and why this might be. We will also buy our own seeds ready to plant at school next week!

Week 2: What do plants need to grow?

We will reflect back to last week and consider how the owner of the garden centre keeps so many plants alive. We will make a list as a class of all of the things we think a plant needs to grow. Then, we will perform an experiment! We will plant four seeds in four different conditions: light and water, light and no water, water and no light, and no water or light. We will write up our predictions for what we think will happen to each plant and why using terminology learned in our Science lesson this week.


Week 3: How do I plant a seed?

This week, we will revisit our plants in four different conditions from last week and explore what has happened so far. We will use the results of this to help us to each plant our own bean in the correct conditions! We will start a bean diary and will record what equipment we needed to plant our bean, and write sentences about what a plant needs to grow and why. 


Week 4: Which plants give us materials?

This week we will start by measuring the length of our bean plant stem and sketching our bean plant in our bean diaries. Then, we will move onto identifying different fruit and vegetable plants, sorting fruit and vegetable plants according to different criteria (seeds or no seeds, grow underground or on the ground) and identifying the structure of different fruit and vegetable plants (including the part that we eat). We will complete lots of different practical activities and will be exploring real fruit and vegetable plants complete with their roots, stems, and leaves. 


Week 5: Can I find different plants in the school grounds?

We will once again begin our lesson by measuring the length of our bean plant stem and sketching our bean plant in our bean diaries. We will think about what changes have happened and why. Then, we will go outside into our school grounds. We will be Geographers searching for garden flowers, wild flowers, fruit and vegetable plants, deciduous trees and evergreen trees and plotting the locations of these on a map of the school using symbols. We will create a key for our map as we go. 


Week 6: Can I remember and apply what I have learned?

This week we will be going on a school trip to the National Forest Adventure Farm in Staffordshire! We will complete a workshop all about plants where we will get the chance to reflect on everything we have learned and plant a seed to take home. We will also be going on a tractor ride, meeting lots of farm animals and having lots of fun in the play areas! 



This half term we will be looking at multiplication and division. We will be making arrays, doubling and sharing. We will also be exploring fractions, including finding one half and one quarter of amounts. Finally, we will learn about position and direction: we will be making quarter turns, half turns and whole turns!



In Literacy we will be looking at many different genres of Writing: instructions on how to plant a seed, fiction books (Oliver’s Vegetables and Jim and the Beanstalk), non– fiction books and poetry. The children will be continuing with our Level 5 Phonics to support their reading and writing skills.



This half term we will be looking at things that grow. We will be becoming gardeners and planting our own bean plants, and we will investigate what conditions they need to grow in. We will be labelling the different parts of a plant and thinking about seed dispersal. We will also investigate different types of trees and plants which give us resources (fruits and vegetables).


We will be focusing on being healthy. We will explore how we can stay healthy through the food we eat, exercise, brushing our teeth, and getting enough sleep.  We will also explore how to stay safe in the sun and how to practise good hygiene.



Our key question will be: What does it mean to belong to a faith community?’ We will be learning about what happens at a traditional baptism and wedding.


Information for parents

Twinkl Phonics Level 5 Information for parents


Meet the Level 5 Twinkl phonics family!


Letter formation guidance


Word iconAssessment - End of Year 1 Expectations  

Year 1 Literacy non-negotiables

Word iconYear 1 maths non-negotiables


Letters for parents

Meet the teacher 2022-23

Ambassador Awards 2022-2023

We have a brand new award system beginning in Spring 2023!
We now have 12 values that we believe are the beating heart of Coppice and we shall refer to these as our "CARE Values" these have been selected in consultation with our children and staff.
C stands for: confident, committed and considerate
A stands for: accepting, aspirational and achieving
R stands for: respectful, responsible and resilience
E stands for: excellent, empathetic and enthusiastic

We are very excited to be starting work on our new values system when we come back in school in January.  Each week we have a new value – 12 in total.  Our first value will be Respect.  The children will have an assembly Monday morning about how to show and give respect to others both in school and at home!  We will be expecting this to be demonstrated to all members of our Coppice community,  it is important that even when we move onto a new value, the old one isn’t lost.


Our new core values will now form the basis of our ambassador passports (these have now been renamed – core value passports and the children can achieve their bronze, silver and gold awards throughout the year for each core value. We will of course keep you informed about how your child is getting on with this throughout the year.


Each week Mrs Seaton will send out a Newsletter that will reflect the value we are working on so that it can also be supported at home.  We look forward to seeing our children bright and early ready to embrace the new weekly challenges!


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.