Thomas Willingale School and Nursery

Summer Term

Week ending 18th June 


Over the last two weeks we have worked really hard and have shown how determined we are to do our best!


In our English lessons we wrote a letter to Mrs Poppet the penguin about her egg. We have worked on our punctuation, thinking about exclamation marks and full stops. We have worked hard on our handwriting this week. We are trying really hard to make sure we form our letters correctly.

For help with our comprehension skills we have been reading short stories and answering questions about them by looking closely at the text to find the answers.


In maths we have been working on our numbers to 100, counting forwards and backwards on the 100 square. We have also been recapping our learning on how to find missing numbers in addition and subtraction calculations.


We have been learning about grid references as part of our geography learning and how to create a simple map with a key and symbols.  

In computing we have created a piece of digital art work in the style of Mondrian. We used a program called Paint.


We had a great time at Sports Day on Wednesday and really enjoyed taking part in the team games.


Please remember to keep practising your spellings daily and read as many times as possible throughout the week.

Week ending 21st May


In our English lessons we wrote the story of the Three Little Pigs. We made sure each sentence had a capital letter and full stop. We also tried to make interesting word choices.


In maths we have been learning about the language of time linking to the days of the week, the months of the year and calendars. .


For our Science days we participated in 8 science activities. We used our observations skills, we performed simple tests and used scientific language to discuss our findings.

We had fun exploring bubbles and making sounds using glass bottles and water. We also learnt more about the properties of materials and we found plants in unusual places.    


Please remember to keep practising your spellings daily and read as many times as possible throughout the week.



Welcome back to the Summer term. 


The children have settled in well and are getting back into classroom routines.


This week the children have been retelling and sequencing the Jack and the beanstalk story in their English lessons.  In maths, they have been developing their subtraction skills. In science, the children have drawn and labelled the parts of a plant.  In history, the children discussed how they have changed since they were a baby.  


Please ensure you listen to your child read at least three times a week and sign the reading record.


Week ending 23.4.21


What a busy week we have have in Year 1.  


In Maths, we have been working with numbers to 50! We have been reading and writing the numbers in order, finding one more or one less and comparing numbers! Ask your child 'Who does the crocodile want to eat?' 


In English, we have been writing the story of Jack and the Beanstalk! We have worked very hard to make our stories interesting by using lots of fabulous words as well as remembering to use our capital letters and full stops! 


In Science, we have been drawing and labeling parts of a flowering plant and tree. Did you know that trees have a crown?  We have discussed the jobs of the different parts of the plants.

We have also started to grow our very own beanstalks in a bag! We are going to keep a weekly diary to help us observe the changes and record how well they are growing. 


Week ending 14th May


In our English lessons we have looked at the structure of sentences as well as past tense verbs and conjunctions. The children have written their own sentences using interesting conjunctions such as so, because and but.  


In maths we have been learning to tell the time to the o’clock and half past the hour. We made our own clocks and talked about their features.


As part of our ongoing science learning about plants we are now on week 4 of our bean plant diary and the plants are growing well!

The children are able to label the different parts of a plant and can talk about the purpose of the parts. We have also begun our work on materials and their properties. We have identified the materials that objects are made from and have described them using the correct scientific vocabulary.


The children have been doing really well in their weekly spelling test and we are very proud of them.

Please remember to keep practising your spellings daily and read as many times as possible throughout the week.