Appleby Primary School

Appleby Primary School

Welcome Message

Welcome to Class One


Spring Term 2021

Welcome back Class 1! We hope that you are looking forward to being in school again after over half a term of remote learning! We are looking forward to seeing the children and will be continuing with all the fantastic learning they have been doing whilst at home.


During Spring term, as well as continuing to read with your child, we will be setting weekly spellings to practice at home so they continue to become more familiar with tricky and common words. These will be sent out via Seesaw on Mondays/Tuesdays. Please practice using these at home and share your progress with us using Seesaw.

We will also be restarting outdoor sessions with the Outward Bound Trust, and dates will be confirmed shortly. 


Reading: As in Autumn term, developing reading skills in year one is a key area of development as it helps with all their learning. Children will be listened to read at school and we will share progress with you. It is extremely helpful to read with your child at home and we ask that you do this as often as you can.

Phonics & English: We will be focusing on building upon the phonic letters and sounds we have learnt from autumn term and will continue to explore different key areas of sounds and structures on a daily basis. We will continue to explore these themes through our English comprehension and writing work which will focus on a variety of animal themed texts including non-fiction and fiction work. If you wish to continue practicing at home, we recommend using the ‘Teach your monster to read’ app/online game to help children with their phonics.

Maths: We will be continuing to use White Rose maths to explore addition, subtraction over 20 and place value within 50, as well as exploring shape space and measure. If you wish to continue practicing at home, we recommend using the ‘Numbots’ app to help children build their fluency with number.

Geography: In Geography this term we are exploring Appleby and the local environment. We will be thinking about the different human and physical features which are in and surrounding Appleby and learning about these through maps and keys.

Science: In science our theme is Animals including Humans. We will be thinking about the different classifications of animals, their structure, what they eat, and body parts which are related to the senses.

Art and Design: Our art and design this term will be linked to the themes of Easter, spring and animals. We will continue to explore animal-based artworks and how to think carefully about designing different spring related objects.

Computing: In computing will be thinking about creating instructions using bee-bots and iPads, as well as developing some of our necessary computer skills.

PE: We will continue to have PE sessions twice a week, on Tuesdays (pm) and Wednesdays (am). Children should bring both outdoor and indoor kit as we will be going outdoors as much as the weather permits. Please make sure all kit has your child’s name in it, so we are able to reunite lost items successfully. Earrings must be removed for PE and the children must be able to do this for themselves.

Please do not hesitate to send us a question via Seesaw if you have any queries.

Looking forward to another great term!


Alastair Tyrrell and Clara Dickinson

Mr Tyrrell teaches Mondays and Tuesdays, and Miss Dickinson teaches Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

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