Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
- Nelson Mandela
At Penwortham, we are dedicated to making your child's transition into Year 1 as easy and happy as possible. In Year 1, children move away from child initiated, play-based learning and are taught from the National Curriculum. The timetable and structure of the day is different to Reception as discrete subjects such as science, history and geography are introduced. We have developed a transition program for your child to support their adjustment to Year 1.
Meet the team
Miss Andrews - Year Lead
Miss Barrow - Class Teacher
Miss Granger - Class Teacher
Support Staff - Miss McEwen, Miss Kasia and Miss Seher
What we do and when
Autumn 2 learning overview
Spring 1 learning overview
Spring 2 learning overview
Summer 1 learning overview
Summer 2 learning overview
In English this term we have been using the text ‘Bog Baby’ by Jeannie Willis to write character and setting descriptions. We also learnt how to write instructions and a recount of our walk to Tooting Common.
In History we are learning about the changes in flight. Our exciting Entry Point was to re-enact flight through the ages. We visited the Science Museum and their exhibition on flight.
In Science we are learning about the human body and have created our own skeleton artwork. In Maths, we are learning to count in 2s, 5s and 10s as well as learning about 2D and 3D shapes. In Art, we studied Renoir and Joaquin Sorolla’s beach landscapes. We used this idea to paint our beach landscape and used different textures to create the collage.
How can you help at home?
Please read with your child 5 times a week. Children will take home a phonics reading book and a class book. Please record any reading at home in your child’s reading diary. Reading books will be changed on Mondays and Thursdays.
- ICT Games - Fun and exciting maths and literacy games available.
- BBC Maths - A BBC website with all maths topics covered.
- Mad 4 Maths - Fun maths games for children and advice section for parents - good for higher ability KS1 children and times tables practice!
- Maths Zone
- BBC Literacy
Join our community
Do you have skills, knowledge and have lived experiences that could be beneficial to our pupils at Penwortham? For example, you may be a practising Buddhist or be of the Windrush generation. Your line of work may involve promoting sustainable living (for example) or you may have links to people who would be happy to run professional development sessions for members of Penwortham Primary School.
If so, please sign up to the Penwortham community!