Year 1 2023 - 2024

Mrs Ahmad 1AA

Mrs Ahmad 1AA

Hello! I am Mrs Ahmad and I am overjoyed to be entering my forth year at Woodlands Primary School. I am so privileged to have the opportunity to work in Y1 again this year; I am so excited to be your teacher!

This year is going to be such an exciting year for us all as you head from Reception into Y1; we are going to learn about lots of things together. Our learning journey will take place using a child centred approach, enabling learning opportunities to help you reach your full potential.

When I am not in school, you can find me on fun filled days out with Mr Ahmad and my two daughters, Malaika and Alishba. We usually end up walking in North Wales or taking part in outdoor adventure sports; we enjoy climbing, bouldering, gorge walking and mountain biking. We also love camping, running, exploring mountains and especially having a BBQ by a lovely lake.

I already know lots about you from talking with your Reception class teachers.

Miss Sayce  1ES

Miss Sayce 1ES

Hello! My name is Miss Sayce and this is my forth year working at Woodlands Primary School.

I am very excited to be teaching Year 1 again this year, I love being part of the Key Stage 1 team!

I enjoy teaching all subjects but I particularly like history as there are so many exciting things to discover. I also love reading, some of my favourite books are 'Stickman' by Julia Donaldson and 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle.

When I am not in school, I love to bake tasty treats for my friends and family, as well as grow fruit and vegetables in my garden! I also like to watch football, especially my favourite team, Shrewsbury Town FC.

I can't wait to get to know you all, I know we will have so much fun and learn a lot!

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 We hope you have had a lovely half term holiday! We are looking forward to an exciting half-term and have lots of great activities planned to support our creative curriculum.




Our main text for this half-term is 'Toys in Space' by Mini Grey. When toys are left out in the garden over night, they get unexpectedly beamed into space! The toys use their best storytelling skills to cope with their new surroundings and problem-solve their way back home. 

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 Mastery Targets for Summer 1:

  • Join words and clauses using 'and'
  • Add suffixes to verbs where no changes is needed to the root word e.g. -ed, -ing, -er, -est
  • Punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, exclaimation mark or question mark
  • Change the meaning of verbs and adjectives by adding the prefix un-. 



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Mastery Targets for Summer 1:


In Mathematics this half term we will be learning about Multiplication, Division and Fractions.

We will: 

Multiplication and Division:

  • Count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10
  • Recognise and add equal groups
  • Make arrays
  • Make doubles
  • Explore grouping and sharing


  • Recognise a quarter and a half of a shape or object
  • Find a quarter and a half of a shape or object
  • Recognise a quarter and a half of a quantity
  • Find a quarter and a half of a quantity





Read Write Inc. sessions will continue to develop the children's reading skills as they learn their sounds, segmenting and blending whilst also developing their comprehension skills. If you would like to help your child to practise their phonic knowledge for reading at home, then follow the link for more information.





During Science this half term, we will be learning about plants.


We will:

  • Identify and name garden plants, wild plants and trees
  • Name parts of plants and trees 
  • Grow our own plants, observing them over time






During History this half term, we will be learning about toys; old and new.

We will:

  • Compare and contrast old and new toys
  • Talk about and discuss toys from therecent past
  • Place images of toys in a chronological order



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P.E Information

Please make sure that your child wears their PE kit to school on their PE days: Monday and Friday

Indoor kit: a white t-shirt, black shorts, pumps and socks

Outdoor kit: plain, dark coloured jogging bottoms, a jumper or hoody and outdoor trainers, socks

Please make sure all items of school clothing are clearly labelled and that named water bottles are sent in daily.


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