Great Sankey Primary School

Willow Tree- Year 1 2023 - 2024

Mrs Bani


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Welcome to Willow tree Class! We hope you have all had a fantastic Easter break and enjoyed spending time with your families and friends and are ready for the Summer term Please find some useful information on this page about the term ahead and about some of the exciting things we will be learning about. Also attached at the bottom of the page is our class termly overviews of curriculum subjects. 

We also try hard to update our class Twitter feed regularly with photos and tweets of things we have been getting up to in class!

If for whatever reason you have any questions or queries about the term ahead, then please do not hesitate to contact me through the school office or speak to me on the gate. It is important that we work together in partnership across the year and we're very much looking forward to working with you. 

Mrs Bani & Miss Fellows


Curriculum Information                



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In Maths we will be covering a range of topics over the Summer term including fractions, time, money and direction. We will also be consolidating a lot of learning from the beginning of the year too including multiples and place value.



In English, the children will use a variety of different stimulus throughout the term to engage and inspire their writing. They will begin the term by looking at the story of Toys in space. The children will cover a range of writing genres such as: a story narrative and poetry. Children will also focus on Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar and some will carry on with their RWI Phonics Sounds. A big focus during the children's time in Year 1 will be to write correctly punctuated sentences and use the conjunctions 'and' or 'but' to add detail. 




This term the children will be learning about plants. We will be learning all about plants. We will be observing and thinking of ideas to suggest answers to questions. We will be identifying and naming a variety of common plants, including garden plants, wild plants and trees. We will identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of plants and observe how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants


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  In History we will be learning to understand what a monarch is.  We will look at the roles of monarchs in British history and we will learn to understand the qualities needed to be a good monarch. The children will order past British monarchs and place them on a time line chronologically.


In Geography we will be naming, locating and identifying the characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas. 

We will use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied. 



Useful Information

Homework - This term, homework will be sent home on a Friday at the end of each week and is to be returned to school the following Wednesday. If you require any help or support with this, please just ask. Thanks for your support. 

PE - This term, our PE is on a Thursday and Friday. Friday is our indoor session and Thursday is our outdoor session. As in previous years, children can come to school in their PE kits. Please ensre children are in their correct kit as last year, clothing such as football shirts and other brightly coloured shirts started to be worn in some classes. It is also important children have appropriate footwear and a warm, plain hooded jumper or coat incase of colder weather. 


Useful Links

Please find some useful links below. 

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Files to Download

Willow Tree- Year 1: Calendar items

KS1 & KS2 Sports Day, by Mrs Wilding

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