Year 1 2018 - 2019

Miss Hall

This is my first year at Westminster Community Primary School and I have been luckily enough to be selected as the Year 1 teacher. I completed my degree in the summer of 2018 at the University of Gloucestershire. Throughout my training, I've taught across both key stages, but my passion lies with key stage 1. I can't wait to get started this year and have lots of fun and exciting things planned for your children.

I look forward to meeting you all over the next few weeks. Please remember my door is always open so feel free to pop in.

Mrs Davenport

I have worked at Westminster Community Primary School since qualifying as a teacher in 2010 and have experience of teaching in years 1-6.

Alongside my teaching role, I am also the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo) - a role which I greatly enjoy and enables me to work with children and families across the school as well as working with a range of outside agencies.

Please feel free to come and speak to me before or after school if there is anything you would like to ask or discuss.

Mrs Farrall

This is my fourth year of working at Westminster School. I have worked in EYFS and in KS2 and am looking forward to working with Year 1 this year. I'm also part of the school PTA and enjoy helping out at the school events.

In my spare time I love spending time with my family.

Welcome to Year 1



Autumn Term

This term in Year 1, our main focus is the Great Fire of London. We are all very excited to learn lots of new information about this event! 

The book we will be focusing on is:

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ENGLISHThe children will develop their skills in reading, writing, spelling , vocabulary, spoken language, grammar and punctuation. They will have access to a wide range of fiction and non-fiction texts. Skills learnt during English will be utilised and enhanced in other curriculum areas. 

This term we will be using the book The Great Fire of London By Emma Adams to stimulate the children's writing and imagination, as well as using the Little Red Hen in the first few weeks. The children will be learning to write , instructions, including recipes, a diary extract and information texts.

It is so important to listen to your child read regularly at home and discuss the books they are reading to improve their fluency and comprehension.

MATHSThe children will be developing their knowledge, skills and understanding in the following areas: 

Numbers to 20 and place value

Addition and Subtraction

It is extremely important that you support your child in learning mathematical facts and their number bonds to10 and 20. This will improve the speed and accuracy of their daily maths work.

SCIENCEThe children will be exploring the human body and our senses.



Art  Great Fire of London pictures using a range of techniques

Design   Designing and building houses form 1666

GeographyThe children will be developing their map skills, including learning points of the compass and drawing their own maps.

HistoryThe Great Fire of London! Bonfire Night!

PSHE, Citizenship, British Values  and R.E.: In RE, the children will be looking at Creation. In their PSHE lessons, they will be looking at what makes a good friend and our school rules.


P.E.: Dance & Invasion Games 

ComputingThe children will be learning how to log on and off a computer, print, carry out research on the internet and E-safety.


The children will be given a homework sheet with different activities to complete. They must complete 1 activity a week, but they can choose which one. Homework must be brought in to school every Monday. If you need any help or support, pop into class and speak to either Miss Hall or Mrs Farrall. 

In addition, the children will also have 10 spellings to learn each week. These will be given out on a Monday and tested in our phonics lesson on a Friday. Please help your child learn your spellings each week. 


Phonics Screening 

In June this academic year, the year 1 children will be tested on their phonics knowledge. We will be practising for this all year, but your support at home will be greatfully received. Please find resources attached, including CVC alien words. Any other questions, pkease don't hesitate to ask. 


PE will take place on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child has a full PE kit and suitable shoes in school.

Reading books should be returned to school everyday. 

Water bottles - children may bring their own but please water only, no juice!


Files to Download

Year 1 : Gallery items

Weaver Hall, by Miss Dunn

Poppies in Year 1, by Miss Hall

Year 1 : Calendar items

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Contact the School

Westminster Primary School

John Street,
Ellesmere Port,
CH65 2ED

Tel: 0151 338 2224

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