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        Welcome to Mrs Parks' Class Page.


Hello everyone and welcome to the class page for 1P. Here you will find information about all the exciting learning that we are doing and also help with learning at home. 


Please watch out for messages and updates via our class Tapestry page. If you have any questions or would like to speak to any member of staff we are more than happy to help. You can get in touch either by speaking to us at the classroom door or through our Year 1 Tapestry page. Alternatively you can telephone our school number on 0161 370 3626 or email us on


Year 1P Staff

Mrs Parks - Classteacher

Mrs Thomas - Teaching Assistant


Mrs Neild - Reading Teaching Assistant

Mrs Mirza - our Lunchtime Supervisor.


Some useful reminders:


PE - Thursdays and Fridays until Christmas. Please can the children come to school on these days in their PE kit : navy or black jogging bottoms/leggings, a white t-shirt and their school jumper or cardigan. 

Reading books - You child will read in school daily either with the teacher or teaching assistant. The children will need to bring their reading book and record every day to school.   

Homework - Wednesday and to be handed in by the following Wednesday.    

Uniform -  please ensure that all names are in your children's uniform especially jumpers, cardigans, coats and water bottles. 

Water bottles - your child need to bring a water bottle to school each day containing fresh water. 

Scroll down to find out about the learning we are doing and our topics for this half term.

Thank you,

Mrs Parks


We have recently enjoyed making our own Firework sound poems in English. Look at our wonderful poems. 

Reading at Home

It is really important to read with your child regularly and develop their love of reading. We encourage the children to read for ten minutes on most days. We will listen to your child read daily and will change their books when needed.  We encourage the children to read their reading book more than once. A first read will help your child to decode the words and a second re-read will help to develop fluency and understanding. Children will be given a reading book matched to their phonic ability. There will also be questions at the back of the book to support their comprehension skills. Sharing books with your child and reading bedtime stories will help your child to develop a love of reading developing their imagination and vocabulary.                        

            Please let us know if you have any questions or would like to know ways to engage your child with reading at home or further develop their comprehensions skills through questioning. Follow the link to our Phonics page for more information about the teaching of phonics at Aldwyn. You can find resources to support your child's phonics and reading at home.

Our Topics for this half term Autumn 2


English and Phonics

In English, we will be learning all about Woodland Animals. We will be researching facts about bats, foxes and owls and will be writing non fiction writing about these creatures. We will also be creating our own sound poems about Fireworks!

In our Read Write Inc phonic lessons, we will continue to learn our sounds and apply them to our reading. We will also continue to use our phonics to strengthen our writing skills. 



As Mathematicians, we will be buidling our number knowledge of working with numbers to 20, counting forwards and backwards from any given number. We will count, read and write numbers to 20 in numerals and in words. We will also be learning to add and takeaway and continue building our knowledge of counting beyond 20. 



As Historians, we will be learning about Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot. We will also be learning about Remembrance Day and about the people and animals. 



We will be working with Mr Goodier, our IT teacher, and learning to use the mouse, developing our mouse skills and learning the parts of a computer. 



We will be learning to play and participate in team games. We will also be learning about different ways to travel and move. 



As Artists, we will be learning painting skills and how to use the paintbrush.  We will be creating different woodland art work using different techniques. 


Online games to support learning!  This will help practising reading numbers, number bonds, times tables and doubling and halving On this site you will find some spelling activities. There are a variety of phonic activities on this  site. This will help with practising phonic sounds, blending and reading tricky words. On this site you will find various interactive games and activities.

Oxford Owl free ebooks online reading books - just create a free login and password to use the site