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Whitelands Park Primary School Better never stops

Elm - Y1

Class Teachers:

Mrs A Thorogood and Miss N Brown


Teaching Assistants:

Mrs V Aleixo and Mrs C Owens


Welcome Message:

Welcome to Year 1! We are very excited to be back! We have lots of exciting new topics this year which we look forward to doing with you. 


Our Topic: Superheroes


Intergalactic greetings, young heroes. It’s time to rescue the planet from evil villains. Who’s your favourite superhero? Spiderman? Wonder Woman? Maybe your heroes are ordinary people who’ve achieved great things. Or is it those people who save lives in our emergency services that you admire most? Superheroes have super senses. Use yours to identify mystery items by their smell, taste, sound and touch. What do true superheroes eat to keep their senses and special powers sharp? Can we stop the dastardly plans of Professor Slime? He’s dropping his villainous instructions around town. We must stop people following them, but can we make it in time? Is that phone box free? Please excuse me – I have to save the world.

(For more details see Curriculum Map below)


PE Sessions :

Indoor PE - Tuesday

Outdoor PE  - Friday



Earrings may not be worn for PE, so please make sure you can take them out yourself, or that you leave them at home on PE days.


Library Books and Planners:

Children will be given a library book that they take home and bring into school with their planner, daily. This book will be changed every Friday for a new book. For the foreseeable future, children will only change their book once a week on a Friday. They are expected to keep the same book for the whole week. They can read the book several times - this will help with their comprehension skills. 



In Foundation and KS1 we follow the Read Write Inc Programme. The Read Write Inc. Phonics is a complete literacy programme, for 3 to 7 year-olds learning to read and write.