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Welcome to Year 1 Murphy Class

Welcome back to the Spring Term! This is where you can find out about our learning in Year 1, our current topics and any useful websites to help you at home.


You can also see some pictures of our classroom and some of our activities. Don’t forget to follow the school Twitter page for more updates of what we are up to in Murphy class!

Spring Topic

Big Lights, Bright City!

Welcome back to the Spring term! 


Our topic this term will be 'Bright Lights, Big City!'.


This project has a heavy focus on Geography and teaches children about the physical and human characteristics of the United Kingdom, including a detailed exploration of the characteristics and features of the capital city, London.


In History, we’ll be finding out about the Monarchy and the Great Fire of London. In Art, we will focus on drawing. The children will be looking at the work of Stephen Wiltshire and drawing landmarks. During Science, we will be learning about the weather and each season. Please see the topic mat below (Under Useful Documents) for any knowledge or vocabulary you could share with the children. 


Our Literacy learning will begin with two weeks focusing on the text Farmer Duck before moving on to a Whole school unit. We will be writing sentences using patterned language and phrases from familiar stories. We will continue to build on and use our phonic knowledge to create our own sentences throughout this half-term.


In Maths we will be developing our understanding of measure, looking at measuring weight and length.



  • PE will continue to be on a Tuesday and Thursday so children should come to school in PE kit on these days
  • Homework will be set on a Friday on Google Classroom (to be handed in on Google Classroom by the following Thursday) Any problems with this please let us know
  • Spellings will come home on a Friday and will be checked in school the following Friday
  • Guided and individual reading will take place throughout the week so remember to send in reading folders
  • Reading books will be changed on a Friday


If there is anything you need to ask or find out then we are here to help so please contact the school to arrange a time to chat.

We look forward to working with you all.


Miss Willer and the Year 1 team

Here are some photos of our fabulous learning!

The web links below might help you even more at home.