Ewyas Harold Primary School

Life at Ewyas Harold Primary School Life at Ewyas Harold Primary School

Year 1

Hello, Happy New Year! I  hope you have all had a lovely, restful break. It is clear that the children are ready for Spring Term! 

In Maths this term we will continue to build our confidence working with and understanding of numbers to 100 as well as building our understanding of time. 

In English we will be engaging with a range of text types, using texts such as Beegu by Alexis Deacon. We will be building writing stamina and focusing on our handwriting practicing the formation of our letters. The children will be building their confidence in independently forming and writing sentences that start with a capital letter and finish with a full stop. The children will build their spelling knowledge through learning simple spelling rules. The children will take part in a daily Phonics lesson, during which the children will learn new sounds and continue to apply their phonics knowledge to help build their spelling knowledge to apply in their writing. We will continue to follow the Twinkl Phonics scheme. In these sessions we will also prepare for the Phonics screening check which will take place in the summer term

Our foundation subjects will be taught in the afternoons.  

Geography and History will be taught on alternating weeks. In Geography our topic will be exploring the weather of the UK. In History, children be exploring the concept of history, exploring the history of toys and building an understanding of the similarities and differences between toys they play with now and toys their Grandparents would have played with  

Our Design and Technology focus for the term will be puppets. During the process the children will  explore different methods to join fabrics.  

RE, PSHE, Computing and music will all be taught weekly. 

Our PE day will be on Mondays, please ensure your child comes into school in their PE kit. The children will receive PE lessons from PACES.  


At Ewyas Harold our expectations are that children read to an adult at home a minimum of five times a week. Your child will have been given their reading diary and book, it is important that these are bought into school everyday to allow us to see what is being read at home and for the children to have their books changed regularly.  

The children will also receive a weekly code in their reading diary which they can use to access phonics homework on Twinkl go. 

I am always available to talk to at the end of the school day if you have any questions or concerns, however, it is always best to contact the office to make an appointment to have the suitable time to sit and discuss your child. 


Thank you for your continued support.  
Miss Bolton