Year 1 2017 - 2018

Mr Bartlett

I came to Westminster school in January 2016 and I am the Year 1 teacher. I have been made to feel very welcome at Westminster and all of the children, parents, and staff have been incredibly supportive and friendly. I thoroughly enjoy being a teacher and in my spare time I enjoy cycling, reading, and mountain climbing.

Mrs Sewell

I enjoy working at Westminster and being part of the school team. In my spare time I enjoy singing and I am a member of a singing group.

Supporting Your Child At Home

There are a range of videos and resources to help you support your child with their reading and phonics at the bottom of the page. You will also have recieved your phonics half term pack. Please practise these activities for short bursts (10-15mins) each day to ensure they keep rehearsing their key reading skills. 



Homework will be given out every Wednesday. Also remember to check MyMaths for set tasks and fun activities to build your mathematical skills.

Spellings - these will be in you spelling book every Wednesday. Please have your spelling book in school every day and remember to practise for our Wednesday spelling tests!

Reading - read at least three times a week and record this in your reading record.

Phonics - please see our Phonics page to find out about Phonics at Westminster.

Welcome Back - Summer 2018

Thank you to all of year 1 for a wonderful spring term. We hope you had a restful and enjoyable break and we are excited to welcome you back for this summer term. Please find our newsletter below to read about all of the amazing things your child will be covering this term. Please do not hesitate to pop in for a chat if you have any questions or concerns.

Asia Day

Our focus in geography this term has been the seven continents of the world. We decided to celebrate part of this learning by inviting our grown-ups in to share Asian culture, crafts, dancing and food. We even had some special visitors in traditional Asian dress. All of the children had a great time sharing their learning experiences with their grown-ups. Please check out the photos below.

Asia Day Photos

Our half term project February 2018

Please click here to see our half term project 2018

Christingle Assembly

We had a great time learning about and creating our own Christingles. We then used these as part of our class assembly. The whole school were really impressed with our performance as we made great use of our voices to share our learning.

Christingle Pictures

Trip to the Museum of Science and Industry

We went on a very exciting trip to the museum of science and industry in Manchester. We explored the Power Hall which contained a wide variety of transportation methods from history as well as grand industrial engines. The children enjoyed live demonstrations of the engines in action and learned about how steam engines worked. After a spot of lunch we made our way through to the Air and Space hall to be amazed by the wide variety of air transport their. The giant jets and helicopters were a particular highlight. Mr Bartlett's favourite part was seeing a replica of Stephenson's original 'rocket' the train that made him famous and our class discussion about how important Stephenson's work was. A lovely day was had by all. A special thank you to Mrs Gaynor for organising the event and all the grown ups who helped to make it a success!

MOSI Trip Photographs

PE - Throwing!

We have been really enjoying our PE lessons on throwing. Check out these amazing photographs of our skills.

Year 1 P.E. Throwing Photos

Welcome To Our New Year 1 Class!

We are pleased to have taken over a new classroom and are enjoying having lots of space for our learning activities. The children are working well and are producing some good work for us to display in the classroom. The other teachers like looking at this when they come to visit us during the day and when the staff meetings is held in our room.


Our theme for this term is Transport and we will be reading a variety of fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts to inspire us. We will also be looking at how transport has shaped our local environment as people's needs changed throughout history. We are also very excited to be visiting the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. There we will explore a huge variety of real cars, aeroplanes and trains as well as many other weird and wonderful ways of getting around.


You can find out which phonemes your children are learning on the Phonics Information Display in our classroom.

Those children who will be taking part in the Phonics Screening Check in June will receive alien words to practise reading at home. These are very important so please practise every day.



Throughout the year we will be observing seasonal changes and monitoring the weather.

Why not have a go at making your own weather station:

During the Spring Term we are exploring materials. We are looking at the properties of a wide variety of materials as well as how materials were used in history compared to today. We will be learning about how toys have changed including how the materials we use have changed so keep an eye out for any interesting old or new toys you could bring in to share and enhance our learning! 



PE sessions will be on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure you have your PE kit in school every day in case we have a visiting sports coach or an extra lesson. Kits will be sent home every half term.




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Contact the School

Westminster Primary School

John Street,
Ellesmere Port,
CH65 2ED

Tel: 0151 338 2224

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