Bellefield CofE Primary & Nursery School

Chestnut & Cherry Classes (Y1)

Cherry Class

Class teacher: Miss Brown

Teaching assistants: Miss Case and Mrs Mason (Tuesday and Friday)

Chestnut Class

Class teacher: Miss Rolfe

Teaching assistants: Miss Udell and Mrs Lawson (Monday and Tuesday)


Dear Parents/Carers,

A very warm welcome back to our second term of Year 1! This half term, we will be focusing on the topic 'What's under my feet?'. Within this topic, we will be learning about fossils, Mary Anning, the United Kingdom and different materials. After February half term, we will be starting a different topic called 'On the sea, under the sea.' 


Reading / Phonics

Phonics lessons are taught for 30 minutes everyday. The children read books linked to the sound we are learning in phonics and a new book will be sent home every week. Please ensure you are listening to your child read daily (little and often works best). 



This term, PE will be on a Monday and Tuesday. Please make sure that your child has their P.E kit in school, with all items named. Your child should have a plain t-shirt, shorts and daps/trainers. As the weather turns colder, you may wish to provide trousers and a long sleeved top as well. 



Homework is set every Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. Our homework links to our phonics learning. 


To find out more about our learning this term, please look at the topic web and knowledge organiser below. 





The document below shows our focus books for this term. 

 Cherry Class Timetable: 



Bird Feeders


Museum trip


Andy Goldsworthy