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Welcome to Year 1


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 Mr Ali for P.E.

Things to Know

PE will be on a Tuesday and Thursday for 1S (Miss Rorke) And Monday and Thursday 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

16th April - Return to school

16- 20th April Science Week

Friday 27th April - School Disco.

Thursday 3rd May - School closed - polling day

Monday 7th May - school closed - Bank holiday

Thursday 24th May - Can we find a Jackfruit tree in Wanstead?  - TBC

26th to 3rd June - HALF TERM

Tuesday 5th June 2018 1M visiting the Bethnal Green Toy Museum

Wednesday 6th June 2018 visiting Bethnal Green Toy Museum


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Curriculum News - Summer

Our core question is “can we grow a jackfruit in leytonstone?" and we will be looking at Jack and the Beanstalk for our topic book. The topic covers a range of the humanities subjects.  Included will be a visit to Wanstead forest and growing our own beans and seeds.    Rights respecting will also be covered.  We will discuss article 15 - your right to good food and water.

Class Trip  Wednesday 23rd May - Can we find a Jackfruit tree in Wanstead?

EnglishOur core book in English will be a series of books linked to understanding our deeper feelings and friendships. For example 'The Robot and the Bluebird'

We will also be learning some Poems 

Key vocabulary: friendship, alone, together, rights, robot, bluebird, they, hope, 

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:  plants and trees

Key Vocabulary: deciduous, evergreen , wild, common, poppy, weed, nettle, pansy, daffodil, stem, root, sun, flower, rain, climate, weather

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.

Animal Categories 

We had lots of fun observing, describing and comparing different animals. We talked about which animal groups the animals belonged to and whether they were herbivores, carnivores or omnivores. It was very exciting touching and holding the different animals. 


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!


Summer 1 Topic Homework

'Can we grow a Jackfruit in leytonstone?

Can you grow a Sunflower seed? 

How tall will it grow?

Can you grow it in a cupboard, outside, shelf, bedroom?

How much water will it need?

How did your bean grow? 

Let us know!

Homework due Wednesday 23.05.18

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