Forrest View


Year 1 - Miss K. Groves


My name is Miss Groves and I am delighted to be the teacher of Rabbits class! Mrs Mansell and Mrs Farrugia will be working with us, too.

Our topic this term is ‘Reach for the Stars’. To hook the children’s interest, the children will be dressing up as a job they aspire to do when they are older. This will form the basis of our literacy work ‘all about me’.

Our other Literacy topics include story writing based on the ‘The Iron Giant’, a hero that saves a boy and his town. During this unit, will be practising our capital letters, full stops, finger spaces, writing words phonetically and using connectives such as ‘and’. We will also be writing a book review and creating our own riddles.

We will be developing our scientific knowledge surrounding the human body. We will look closely at the different parts of the body and identify which parts are associated with each sense. We will be learning about what humans need to survive and how they grow from a baby to an adult. We will also focus on the importance of exercise, hygiene and eating the right amounts of different types of foods to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

In Design and Technology, we will be focusing on cooking and nutrition. The children will be learning about the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet and will use this knowledge to plan and prepare dishes. We will also be finding out where certain foods come from.

Our Artwork this term will also be based around food, with the children using different techniques to paint, sketch and create pictures of fruit and vegetables.

Our P.E. days are Mondays and Thursdays. Please ensure your child has the appropriate P.E. kit in school: blue shorts, a white polo top and daps/trainers.

We will also send out a homework pack during the first week back with activities to complete. The homework packs can be returned at the end of term, or weekly if preferred. Please ensure your child has ownership of their homework. It is also essential that you listen to your child read regularly and record this in their link book. This will ensure they are getting the R1s (merits) that they deserve, which the children always love to spend at the reward shop.

The phonics screening check will take place on the week beginning the 11th June. Please ensure you are engaging with the phonics pack regularly. Below are a two fun websites your child can use to practise their phonics at home:

Mrs Mansell, Mrs Farrugia and I are looking forward to a busy fun-filled Summer term!