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Year 1 - Spain

Welcome to Spain Class

Welcome to Spain Class 1

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Spain Class


Welcome to Year 1!

Welcome to Spain Class. We hope that you have a wonderful year with us - we have some exciting learning opportunities planned!

Please do check this page regularly for any updates and look at the Knowledge Organisers below to see what we will be learning about and focusing upon each term!

Spain Class

Spain Class 1 Our Teacher Miss Gough
Spain Class 2 Our Teaching Assistant Miss Barlow
Spain Class 3 Our Class

Phonics at Year 1

In June, the phonics screening check will be taken individually by all Year 1 pupils. There are two sections in this 40-word check and it assesses phonics skills and knowledge learned throughout Foundation Stage and Year 1.  This term we will be continuing to focus on alternative diagraphs for sounds that we have already learned. Please refer to the links in our Web Link folder for useful reading and phonic sites.


Reading Diaries

Thank you to those of you who have already embraced the new Reading Diaries, the children are very excited about them. Please read with your child/ren as often and as many times as you can throughout the week and record what has been read, how well and any discussion that has taken place. Every Monday I will look through the Diaries and award a house point for everyday the child has read. The house points will be collected and then these will earn rewards. (More to come on our house points system).


Knowledge Organisers

Thank you to all for having a go with the new Knowledge Organisers. It is a work in progress and I have seen some amazing work that is being done at home with the children. This has been reflected in class as the term has gone on and the children's ability to recall facts, spellings and additional information linked to what we are doing in class, so thank you for all your support!!! Every Friday we look at our Knowledge Organisers and I share the good practise with the class for ideas and support for their own independent learning.


Term two's knowledge organiser will be out before the start of term, so please look out for it in the Knowledge Organiser Book, our new topic 'Party around the World' is based on different anniversaries, festivals and celebrations from around the world and the cultures who celebrate them.


PE will take place twice a week and one of these sessions will be outdoors. Please ensure your child has a named PE kit in school every day which includes trainers for outside PE.

Our PE Days are Tuesdays (indoors) and Thursdays (outdoors)

PE Houses

Lydiard Park - Yellow

Barbary Castle - Red

Coate Water - Blue

Shaw Forest - Green


Key Dates for Term 1

Monday 2nd and Tuesday 3rd September: TD Days

Wednesday 4th September: Term 1 Starts 8.40am

Friday 6th September: Meet the Teacher 2.30pm

Wednesday 18th September - Friday 20th September: Book Fair (after school 3.20pm)

Friday 11th October: Harvest Festival Assembly 9am

Tuesday 15th October: Parents Evening 3.30-6pm

Thursday 17th October: Parents Evening 5-7.30pm

Friday 18th October:  End of Term 1 3pm


Key Dates for Term 2

Monday 4th November: Term 2 starts 8.40 am

Monday 11th November: Anti-Bullying Week 

Monday 25th November: Parent 'Come to school morning and coffee stop' (TBC)

Wednesday 4th December: Christmas Dinner (TBC)

Wednesday 11th December: Christmas Jumper Day

Monday 16th December: 9.30am and 2.30pm Nursery Christmas Performance

Tuesday 17th December: 9am and 2.30pm Reception Christmas performance  

Wednesday 18th December: KS2 Christingle Assembly (TBC)

Thursday 19th December: 9.30am and 2pm KS1 Christmas Nativity Performance

Friday 20th December: End of Term 2 (14:00)


 (Please Note: We do our best to arrange these activities, but please be aware that they are intended activities and are subject to change)


Please do come and see me should you have any concerns. We want you and your child/ren to be happy at East Wichel.


With many thanks for your continued support.

Miss Gough

and Miss Barlow