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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1


Our amazing team...



Mrs Jody Walker: Class Teacher

Mrs Wendy Studd: Teaching Assistant


Miss Jane Warner: Class Teacher

Mrs Julia Green: Teaching Assistant

Miss Cherise Phillips: Teaching Assistant



Welcome to Year 1! We hope you had a lovely Christmas. We have planned some exciting learning for this term. We would like to inform you about our topics this term; our Science topic is Materials and in Geography we will be looking at the local area. This will be linked to our History topic 'Houses and Homes'. We also have our exciting trip to Christchurch Mansion planned where we will be finding out what it was like to live in a Victorian home. This term we are focusing on addition and subtraction within 20, numbers to 50 and measuring. We will continue to learn our number facts to 20, counting in 2's and counting in 10's. Please find below the spring jigsaw, which is an overview of what your child will be learning this term. 


Thank you for your support with your child's reading. Our expectation is that each child will read at least four times a week. Please continue to write in your child's reading journal. If you would like any tips on how to help with home reading please let us know, we would be thrilled to help! We have sent out this terms homework and the due date is Friday 27th March 2020.  


Just a reminder that P.E. takes place every Thursday afternoon and swimming every Wednesday morning. However the swimming pool is currently out of order. We will inform you when swimming lessons will resume. We expect the children to have full kit in school on these days. 


Please do not hesitate to catch us at the end of the school day if you have any questions/problems. Alternatively Cherise, Julia and Wendy are on the door every morning and you can send us a message via them. 


Thank you so much for your continuing support.

Links to Support Learning:


We would like to keep you informed about the spellings we are focusing on every 2 weeks. We hope this will help you to support your child at home. The list of spellings can be found in the font of your child's Reading Diary/Journal. By the end of Year 1 the children are expected to spell and read these words.  

So far we have learnt to spell and read...

I go no to the do  of  today said says are were was he me she we no go so


At the moment we are embedding the following spellings ... my by here there where


Thank you for your continued support :)


A list of the 'common exception words' which Year 1 children need to be able to read and spell.

Travelling tales: A visit to India

Making bread just like the Little Red Hen

Making jam sandwiches and learning about algorithms

A visit from Ayman and Lewis the police officers

A visit from Wendy the nurse

Science - Testing a selection of materials to see whether or not they were waterproof.

Building houses for the Three Little Pigs...but are they strong enough?

Making dream catchers

Our trip around the local environment

Pleasing Pasta Spring 2019

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