Union Street, Chester, CH1 1QP

Trains, planes and Automobiles

Year 1 have been learning about George Stephenson this week. They were amazed by his invention! The children looked at images of different types of transport and sorted them into two groups ‘Past’ and ‘Present’. As a class we researched facts about George Stephenson and the children recorded these on paper. Next week we will start to make our trains!

In Literacy, we have been looking closely at the features of a narrative. The children worked in small groups to search for adjectives, time phrases, conjunctions and similes in our vehicle text. We have been writing sentences including the words and, so and because and have enjoyed acting out scenes from ‘Paper Planes’.

In Maths we have been using number tracks and number lines to solve tricky word problems. The children have been using the vocabulary ‘add’, ‘plus’, ‘addition’, ‘total’, ‘equals’, ‘greater than’, ‘less than’ and ‘total’. The children have been encouraged to put the biggest number in their head first before counting on. Please practise this at home.

5 + 4 = 9   Five in your head, say five then count on until you reach nine.




In PE, the children enjoyed a game of Tag Rugby. The children were very enthusiastic and competitive!


In Music we have been practising our songs from Shine, Star Shine. We have sent lyrics home today for the song ‘One Bright Star’. Please practice these with your child. The song is on You Tube. (See below). We have been practising our dance moves for the song ‘A Star Is Born’. See our feature image above.

This week we are also sending home a list of ‘Alien’ words. We will continue to send these type of words home each week. These words are nonsense words but the children will be required to read these types of words when they sit the Phonics Screening test in May.


We have provided each child with a clear, plastic folder today for them to keep letters, reading and homework books. These need to be brought into school every day. Thank you.

Reminder: Forest School Wednesday afternoon, Multi skills event Thursday morning.