The Meadows

Primary School

‘Play Together, Learn Together, Achieve Together’

WRENS - Year 1


Welcomto the Wrens' Class









Welcome to our class page.

Teacher - Mrs Jeukens

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Durrell

Mrs Lewis


Summer Term 2021


The topic this term is ‘The Big Build’ and all other work will be based around this. Children will look at maps of the world and will research famous bridges in all of the continents They will look at different countries, their capital cities, rivers and oceans. They will compare the structures and materials used for different bridges, including aqueducts and viaducts and will be involved in making their own bridges.  They will learn of the different types of bridges and will learn how to identify types by looking at specific features. They will  investigate a range of  bridges and who the architects were behind the designs. In Art, the children will look at  paintings that feature bridges, such as Monet and his famous water lily Impressionist paintings, and be involved in exploring the artistic techniques of such artists. They will use a range of resources to find out about bridges and people involved with them such as Thomas Telford.  In Music, the children will sing songs relating to bridges and add and explore rhythm by using claves and  percussion instruments.





If you have any questions or concerns regarding anything, please feel free to write a comment in the home link book or pop into school and speak to any of us.  Over the year, we will be using this webpage to post lots of useful and important information, such as home learning activities, useful websites and photos.



Here is a useful list of our regular class activities. (Please note that these may change on occasions)






PE: All children need to make sure they have their P.E kit in school fro Tuesday. Their PE kit will be sent home on a Tuesday in preparation for their second lesson, starting at 9 am Thursday morning. Children will need to come dressed in their PE kit. They should bring their uniform to school in their PE bag. Please make sure that all of their P.E kit is labelled. This includes a pair of plain, white socks , pumps or trainers, plain navy shorts and a plain white t-shirt. Navy tracksuit bottoms are optional to wear during colder days when outside for PE.
Tuesday- Invasion games
Thursday - Games (outdoors when possible with the PE coach)

Swimming: This will take place during the Summer term only.

Homework: We always give out new homework on a Friday. To give us the opportunity to mark and look at their homework, we ask that all children need to hand in their homework by the following  Thursday at the latest. Please return in the plastic bag labelled 'Homework'.. 
Spelling Test: Thursday - Children will be given 10 spellings to learn every week. They will follow the LOOK, COVER, WRITE, CHECK method to help them learn their spellings. You will be notified about their score via the homelink book


Homelink books: These must be handed in every morning so that we can receive any important messages or to record if your child has read. 

Reading - If your child has read three times or more a week their name will go into a chance box. They will then be in for a chance of winning a prize. Ideally, children in Year 1 need to read daily in order to reach the expected standard and prepare them for Year 2. By the end of Year 2, children are expected to read books fluently; reading words on sight.



Many Thanks

Mrs Jeukens,  Mrs Durrell and Mrs Lewis
At the bottom of the page I have added some useful websites for the children to play on. Please let me know of any websites that you would like me to add to this page. Enjoy!

Phonic Screening Presentation for Parents- 2nd March 2020