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Alexandra Primary School

Year 1

Caterpillars Class

Lou Laurie Class Teacher 
Cassie Dixon Learning Assistant
Jen Murray Learning Assistant
Ellie Langley Learning Assistant
Este van der Walt Learning Assistant
Joanna Stefanienko Learning Assistant
Rachel Lowin Learning Assistant

Ladybirds Class

Claire Leedham Class Teacher
Ellie Martin Learning Assistant
Siva Parvathi Learning Assistant

Please click here for the full year overview of learning by subject.

Science Knowledge organiser Autumn Term

Science Knowledge organiser Spring Term

Year: 1

Week beginning: 27 November 2023


  • The Jolly Postman: the children will combine all their learning from the last couple of weeks to write their own letters to a character from the Jolly Postman story. 

Phonics/Reading: Phonics/Reading: This week is a Grow the Code week where we focus on reviewing all the different ways we have now learnt to write these sounds: igh (ie i i-e) ai (ay a a-e) oa (o o-e) ee (e ie e-e ea) oo/yoo (ew u-e u ue). 

We will also revisit and review these tricky words: house mouse water want they pure sure could would should our some come love your people their oh Mr Mrs Ms ask were there little here today one when what here.


We will be learning:

  • The eight facts in a fact family.
  • To subtract using a number line.


  • We will be exploring how to identify an Oak tree.


  • This term our PSHE topic is Celebrating Difference.


  • Spelling: homework will help consolidate the phase 5 sounds and tricky words we have been learning this term.  
  • Maths homework will consolidate this week’s learning.
  • Children can practise their number bonds (Addition within 10) on this website: 



  • Reading books must be in school every day
  • Please can children wear their PE kits on PE days. 

PE Days

Monday:  Yoga or Forest School (Caterpillars)

Tuesday:  Yoga or Forest School (Ladybirds)  

Thursday:  Y1 outdoor PE (both classes)

Dates for your diary

Saturday 2nd December - Christmas Fair

Monday 18th December 2023 - Year 1 Christmas Performance - 9.30-10.00am.  TBC

Sharing time

In Year 1 our Sharing Time focuses on our love of books and achievements. This replaces Show and Tell. If your child has a book at home that they would like to share with the class at the end of the day, please do send it in with their name written inside. 

Similarly, if your child has an achievement, such as learning to ride a bike or receiving a certificate, badge or medal from a club outside of school we would love to celebrate this with this whole class.

Class Wishlist

Each class has an Amazon wishlist of resources/books that would enhance the children's learning. If you would like to buy something for your class, please use the links below. It is important to emphasise that this is entirely an optional donation and parents should not feel obliged to provide anything.

Caterpillar Class 

Ladybird Class