Year 1 2018 - 2019

Miss Comish

We are a class of happy and enthusiastic children taught by Miss Comish. We are also very lucky to work with our teaching assistants Miss Jones and Miss Cunningham. We have a natural curiousity and a readiness to learn. In Year One we are caring and considerate to eachother, we are always polite, we always listen and we always try our best. 

Spring Term Topic

A Toy's Story

All of our learning is thematic and will be linked to our over arching topic. A detailed Spring topic web is attached.

In the first half term we will be reading 'Toys in Space' by Mini Grey. What happens when you leave your toys in the garden overnight? We find out as we travel through the stars with Cowboy and Wonderdoll. After half term we will be looking at 'traditional tales' and our class text will be 'Jack and the Baked Beanstalk'. 

In History we will be exploring if our Granny and Grandad's toys were better than ours? In Science this term we will be focusing on everyday materials and we will use the Three Little Pigs to support our testing of suitable materials  We will also be investigating what is the best material for a raincoat?


We love reading and we have a super Reading Corner with a mix of fiction and non-fiction books to read.  During reading, the children will have a discussion around their chosen book which may include: features on fiction and non-fiction books, characters’ actions and feelings, spotting spelling patterns/rhyme/repetition, the context for the book, similar situations we have experienced, links to other books read etc. 

The children will bring home  2 new reading books on a Monday and a Thursday. We hope this will allow one night to read the book, a second night for your child to build their confidence and read the book with more fluency. Finally, a third night to discuss the text and answer comprehension questions. 

There are copies below of the differentiated reading comprehension questions we encourage you to ask your child. 

Spellings will be sent home as part of their Literacy homework. These spellings will link directly to their phonics learning from the previous week. We hope this will give the children the opportunity to embed prior learning. These spellings will be tested on following the children's practise at home. 


Homework will be sent out each Friday and should be completed by the following Wednesday. Literacy/ Spellings and Numeracy homework will alternate each week. 

Author Study

Our class will be focusing on the author Oliver Jeffers this term. He has written many wonderful books including 'Lost and Found', 'How to catch a star' and Miss Comish's favourite book 'The Day the Crayons Quit'. We encourage children to explore some of the author's books and complete story maps, write new versions of the story and review the books through book reviews. 

Our Weekly Blog

Please find our weekly blog below where we celebrate the moments which make us smile.

Year one are a great team, who celebrate eachothers achievements and encourage eachother when we are finding things tricky. f you have any questions or queries please don’t hesitate to communicate to me through your child’s planner, ring me in school or see me at the end of the school day.

Thank you for your support

Miss Comish 

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Our Aims

For children:

  • Experience a broad and exciting curriculum that fosters creativity, independence, a passion and enjoyment for learning that continues throughout their lives.
  • Learn to value and respect themselves and others as individuals with equal rights and responsibilities.
  • Be given a strong foundation in their ethical and spiritual life to prepare them to be active and responsible citizens.
  • Be inspired by the environment in which they live and learn and to become stewards of it.
  • Be fit and healthy in body, mind and spirit and understand how to make good choices to keep safe and healthy.
  • Believe in their own abilities to develop resilience and a determination to achieve their potential.

Tattenhall Park Primary School, Chester Road, Tattenhall, Chester, CH3 9AH

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