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 'Goldilocks and Just the One Bear' by Leigh Hodgkinson.

Many years have passed since Goldilocks caused chaos at the Bears' house in the woods, but what happens when Little Bear wanders out of his fairytale and into the big city where Goldilocks now lives?

Goldilocks is now grown up with a family and a rather smart apartment, so how will she react to coming home and finding that a very lost bear has been scoffing porridge, breaking chairs and sleeping in beds? Will she be cross, or is it finally time to make amends?

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 Mastery Targets for Summer 2:

  • Join words and clauses using 'and'
  • Punctuate sentences using a capital letter and a full stop, exclaimation marks and question marks
  • Use simple description
  • Use capital letters for places and days of the week
  • Sequence sentences to form short narratives 



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Mastery Targets for Summer 2:



In Mathematics this half term we will be learning about Place Value to 100, Money and Time.

We will: 

Place Value to 100:

  • Count from 50 to 100
  • Count and recognise tens to 100
  • Partition into tens and ones
  • Add a number to a number line to 100
  • Know 1 more, 1 less of a given number
  • Compare numbers with the same number of tens
  • Compare any two numbers


  • Recognising coins
  • Recognising notes
  • Counting in coins


  • Before and after
  • Days of the week
  • Months of the year
  • Hours, minutes and seconds
  • Tell the time to the hour 
  • Tell the time to the half hour





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 continue to learn about plants.


We will:

  • Plant and observe the growth of a bean seed over time
  • Observe and explore plants and animals found in shaded areas
  • Observe and explore plants and animals found in or around ponds
  • Observe and explore seasonal change in summer




During Geography this half term, we will be building on our prior knowledge of our the area and reflect on how humans impact the environment and wildlife.

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We will:

  • Identify human and physical features of Ellesmere Port using Google Earth.
  • Recognise how Ellesmere Port has changed over time and reflect on the impact this has had on our environment and wildlife. 
  • State ways in which humans can help conserve our local area and wildlife.
  • Recognise that building new homes can impact the environment.



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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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