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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

Friday 21st February - A visit from the Dog's Trust

Thursday 29th March 2018 - 1S Trip to Buckingham Palace

1M trip to Buckingham Palace to be confirmed after half term.


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Curriculum News - Spring 1

Our core question is “When is the Queen's birthday?" and we will be looking at The Queen's Hat for our topic book. The topic covers a range of the humanities subjects.  Included will be a visit to Buckingham Palace, placing events from her timeline in order and a 'street party'.   Plus making a repeated pattern picture.  Rights respecting will also be covered.  We will discuss article 30 - you will have the right to practse your own culture, language and religion.  We will also see how the Queen is involved with UNICEF and how other royal families from around the world work in a charitable way too.

Class trip: A trip to Buckingham Palace to visit the Mews

1S - Friday 29th March at 9.30

1M - TBC - after half term

Any Parent help would be much appreciated, please talk to your class teacher.

EnglishOur core book in English will be a series of books linked to understanding our deeper feelings and friendships. For example 'On Sudden Hill' 

We will also be learning some Poems 

Key vocabulary: friendship, alone, hardship, Etho, Birt, Shu, Box, Isolation, 

Mathsthis term we will cover the following topics;

Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, division, problem solving, measuring, length, capacity, weight, heaight 

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:  Seasonal Changes

Key Vocabulary: Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Computing : We are TV Chefs

We will make video instrcutions


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

welcome back to school

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!

The Lonely Beast

We have been reading ‘The Lonely Beast’ during our English sessions. We have had lots of fun acting out the story and creating freeze frames for different parts of the story. Look at some of our fantastic freeze frames below!


Spring 2 Topic Homework

'When is the Queen's birthday?'

Can you make a presentation about the Queen?

Perhaps a timeline of key events? 

Can you design a new outfit for her to attend her Grandson's wedding?

Can you make a Royal famiuly tree?

Can you make an information booklet about Corgis?

Perhaps you have your own ideas....

Topic Homework is due 27th March 2018

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