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William Shrewsbury Primary School
William Shrewsbury
Primary School
Learning and Growing Together

Year 1

Xmas Production









1G - Mrs Peach, Mrs Martin, Mrs Styne and Mrs Berrick

1R - Mrs Asghar and Mrs Russell 

1B - Mrs Nattrass and Mrs Salt  

Mrs Marriott.


Remember, if you wish to contact your child's teacher then please email:

Mrs Peach

Mrs Asghar

Mrs Nattrass

Please be aware that all emails will be checked before 8:30am and after 3:30pm.


Topic Overviews

Autumn 1

We begin Year 1 with the topic 'Once Upon a Time' learning all about traditional fairy tales.  

Here we are making fairy cakes...they was delicious!


Autumn 2

The second part of our Autumn term begins by celebrating the festival of light where we look at various cultures and religious festivals from around the world.

You will get a chance to try on a sari! Then we get to end our term in style with our own Christmas performance and Christmas craft week!  


Spring 1

You will get chance to learn all about castles. We even visit Tamworth castle and become knights for the day!

Spring 2

This half term we grab our passports and set off on an Australia!

Along the way we meet some very interesting people, including Chris the Didgeridoo man!

Summer 1

During our Summer 1 topic, Percy the Park Keeper visits our school! 


Summer 2

This topic changes each year depending on the news. Last year was an exciting year as we had our very own Olympic week!

Please refer to our Yearly Overview for further subject details.

Useful Information


In Year 1 our PE days are on Wednesday and Friday. Please can you ensure that on these days your child has removed any ear studs and long hair is tied back. PE kits must be in school at all times and all items must be clearly labelled.


Your child's reading book will be changed on a set day every week, however if you would like it changing before this time please return it sooner. Their particular day is noted in the front of their reading diary and we would be grateful if your child's book is handed back to us on this day.


In Year 1 we have a particular focus on phonics. To help aid your child with this please refer to their phonics sounds in their reading diary and practise reading and spelling words with these sounds. Also why not try out the fun games on Phonics Play, please see below for the link. 


At the beginning of every half term we will be sending home some spellings for your child to practise. There will be a spelling test on the words every Friday. 

Family Learning Topic Projects 

We will send home special projects at the end of each half term to introduce our new topics....Watch this space! This project allows you to work together and be as creative and imaginative as possible. 

Useful Websites

You may find these websites useful to explore with your child at home...

Phonics Play

BugClub- logins are in Reading Diary.

BBC Bitesize

Woodlands Junior School

Maths is Fun