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Welcome to Year 1

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Welcome back 1S and 1M. We are really looking forward to a great Spring term with you all.  The adults who will be working with you will still be Miss Rorke and Miss Voges work in 1S. Ms Shahid and Ms Chalon work in 1M. There are other people who will be working with you too - Ms Woodley, Ms Campbell, Ms Coules, Ms Adi, Ms Hunter-Edwards, Ms Iyfal and of course Ms Marty for P.E.

Things to Know

PE will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday for 1S (Miss Rorke) And Monday and Wednesday for 1M (Ms Shahid). Children will need a PE kit for those days that can be left in class over the half term.  The kit should include a white t-shirt, black shorts/leggings/tracksuit bottoms, a black tracksuit top, white socks and black trainers. Please make sure all of the kit is clearly labelled with your child's name. 

Please bring your book bag (with books and diary) every day. Your teacher will read with you and you will have a weekly book changing day or more often if required. Parents, please use the diary to tell us how your child read at home, words they struggled with and if you feel the level of the book was not appropriate.

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Important Dates

8th January 2018 - First day of Spring term. Welcome back! Half Term: Monday 12th to Friday 16th Feb 2018
Thursday 29th Mar 2018 - School breaks up for Easter


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Curriculum News - Spring 1

Our core question is “Is a Seahorse a Mammal?" and we will be looking at a selcetion of Non Fiction Animal Texts. The topic covers a range of the humanities subjects.  Included will be an investigation of the local area using compasses, a look at non fiction texts and creating our own non-chronological reports.  Plus designing and making a sewn animal puppet. Rights respecting will also be covered.  We will discuss the right to respect other cultures and our environment (article 29).

Class trip: To be confirmed shortly

EnglishOur core book in English will be a series of books linked to understanding our deeper feelings and friendships. For example  “Lost and Found” and “The Lonely Beast”. 

Key vocabulary: lonely, friend, family, journey, shore, sad, search, communicate, celebrate

Mathsthis term we will cover the following topics;

Number and Place Value, Using the Four Operations (+-x/), Measure, Geometry Position Direction and Motion, Data and Fractions.

How you can help:  You can help your child with maths by completing the weekly homework sent on Fridays.  Plus counting whilst walking, cooking together and measuring, adding and taking away using sweets as well as counting in 1s, 2s, 5 and 10s.

Science topic:  Animals

Key Vocabulary: habitat, species, mammal, amphibian, reptile, bird, fish, vertebrates, herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, welfare.

Computing : We are Collectors

We will safely be using a web browser to collect images to support our topic on animals.


Part 1

In Year 1, homework is project based. We provide several ideas for projects for your child to complete over the half term with a celebration date in the last week of the half term. The aim of the homework is for you and your child to share their learning together and to enjoy their learning.

Part 2

On a Friday (to be returned the following Wednesday) your child will also take a spelling acitivty or words home to learn as well as a maths activity linked to the weeks learning. We understand that some children find homework tricky so we do endeavour to make the weekly tasks quick, fun and as enjoyable as possible to complete.

If you have any more questions, please don’t hesitate to speak to your class teacher.

Year 1 Blog

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Welcome back 1M and 1S! We hope you have had a restful break and are ready for all the exciting work we have planned for this term. Watch this space for regular updates!

Spring 1 Topic Homework

Is a Seahorse a Mammal?

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