Year 1 - Tower

Welcome to Tower Class Page

Our class teachers are Miss Young and Mrs Howell.

The adults who help us are Miss Francis, Mrs Wilkins and Mrs Marker.


Our learning

This term, we are learning all about spring. We will be exploring Nut Tree by Julia Donaldson, and And Then It’s Spring by Julie Fogliano to help us.

We are learning lots of different things including:

  • The signs of spring
  • How flowers and plants grow
  • Creating natural art, rubbings and printing in the style of India Flint
  • Songs about spring
  • The importance of Easter
  • Why seasons change


In maths, we are learning about:

  • numbers to 50
  • length and height
  • weight and volume.


Class Dojo

We love earning Dojo Points in class. We can earn points for demonstrating our whole school learning behaviours: creativity, curiosity, independence, reflection, resilience and teamwork. Every time we are 'caught' using these learning behaviours we receive a Dojo point from the teachers. We can collect Dojo points to earn rewards. Our Class Dojo is linked to our parents and we can share our learning directly with them.


Early reading

We use the Read, Write, Inc phonic programme to teach the children how to read sounds and words fluently. Please find below a link to the Read, Write, Inc web page. The creator of this scheme has put lots of useful resources on there for parents.


REN Reading
This year, we are working hard on our reading skills. When the children have completed a book, they can log on to their REN learning area using the link below and complete a quiz about it. The children can also log on a home and complete quizzes. They all have their own user name and passwords. They can show you all of the books they have read and all of the quizzes they have passed.



We use “Real PE” to help us learn lots of new skills in an exciting way, through different stories and games. Our PE days are on Fridays.


Internet safety

Discovery MAT extends its commitment to E-safety and Online Learning to parents through use of the National Online Safety Platform. If you follow the link: and select ‘parent/carer’, you will be able to access a wide range of E-Safety CPD and resources designed to further consolidate children’s E-Safety knowledge. You will also be able to access many ‘What Parents Need to Know’ guides, which provide useful updates about the latest technology.