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.

We just can't wait to get to know you all!



Our main text for this half-term is 'Nibbles' by Emma Yarlett.

'Nibbles is a very naughty book monster! He's chomping, munching and nibbling his way through fairy tales that don't belong to him. Can you help catch him and put him bac in his own story?'



 Mastery Targets for Autumn 2:


  • Compose a sentence orally before writing it
  • Join words using 'and'
  • Use plural noun suffixes -s and -es
  • Punctuate sentences using capital letters and full stops
  • Spell words using phonemes already taught
  • Sequence sentences to form short narratives 



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Mastery Targets for Autumn 1:


In Mathematics this half term we will be learning about addition and subtraction within 10.

We will: 

  • Represent and use number bonds and subtraction facts within 10
  • Read, write and understand statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=)
  • Add and subtract one-digit numbers to 10 including zero.
  • Solve number problems that involve addition and subtraction




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 animals and seasonal change.

We will:

  • Identify, name and describe common pets
  • Identify, name and compare mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish
  • Identify and sort carnivores, herbivores and omnivores 
  • Predict, measure and record the amount of rainfall in a week



During History this half term, we will be learning about the Great Fire of London.

We will:

  • Identify and put up to three objects/images of objects in chronological order.
  • Use words and phrases like: old, new and a long time ago, past and present.
  • Understand that some things belong in the past. 
  • Give plausible explanations for what things were used for in the past.
  • Identify similarities and differences between old and new.


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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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