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Year 1

Welcome to Year One’s Class Page

Year One 2018 – 2019
Mrs Broadhurst

Welcome back! I hope you all have had a lovely break and are ready for a fun and busy half term in Year One.

Y1 HT5 Topic grid (Please download our topic grid for half term 5)

Our Learning

Summer 1 – Class Information

Our new learning challenge this half term is ‘Which birds and plants would Peter Rabbit find in our local area?’

This half term Year One are going to be reading a range of stories and non- fiction texts about plants and birds. Our literacy work will be strongly linked to our exciting new topic.

We are continuing with our daily phonics so please ask your child to tell you about the sounds they have been learning!

Please continue to support your child at home by sparing just 5 minutes each night to look through their reading books with them and let us know how they found the book at home by writing a comment in their reading record book.

Thank you again for all your support at home.

Maths in Year One is always fun, practical and interactive. Here are some of the things we will be focusing on this half term

  • Read and write numbers from 1-20 in numerals and words.
  • *Add and subtract 1-digit and 2 digit numbers to 20, including zero
  • * Measure and begin to record capacity and volume.
  • Recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity.
  • *Describe position, direction and movement, including half, quarter and three quarter turns and link to shape.
  • * Recognise and name common 3D shapes including cuboids, cubes, pyramids and spheres.
  • *Compare, describe & solve practical problems for time.

Summer 1 Topic

Which birds and plants would Peter Rabbit find in our local area? (Science)

This half term Year one is going to finding out about plants and animals.

* We will be identifying birds and plants in our local area.

* We will be labelling the parts of plants and trees.

* We will be naming a variety of animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals.

In our learning challenge we will be going for walks around the local area looking at birds and plants. We will also be growing plants and observing them growing. We will be designing and making bird feeders. In Art we will be looking at the artist William Morris and be talking about how his patterns were inspired by flowers and plants.

This next half term in Geography we will be continuing looking at the weather and the seasons. We will learn how plants change in different seasons.

The children will have P.E on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please ensure that your child has the correct kit and each item is clearly labelled with your child’s name.

All children should have shorts, a t-shirt and pumps. It is best if the children keep their kits in school for the half term and then they can be taken home for washing in the holidays.

Here is some useful information about Year One.

Year One children will be given homework to take home on a Monday. This will include spellings and number facts.

Year One common exception words will also be sent home to read, learn and remember. It is important that you encourage and support your children with their homework, but please do not do it for them. Homework should be returned, completed on a Friday morning. Spelling and big maths tests will take place on a Friday.

Please make sure that ALL items of clothing, including P.E kits, are clearly labelled with your child’s name. Please note that trainers are not part of the school uniform and must not be worn for school.

Reading Books
All children will read in school at least twice a week and therefore it is important that the children have their books in school every day. Please read as much as you can with your child every night. Even 5 minutes will help. Please comment in your child’s reading record book too. (Children should not sign their own reading record book).

Please help us by keeping reading books in a reading book bag to keep them clean and dry and so that books are not lost or damaged as any losses/damages will need to be paid for.

I hope that this information has been useful and has answered some of your questions. If you have any questions, please feel free to come and see me after school or contact the office.


Thank you for all your support. We are looking forward to a fun and busy half term.

Mrs Broadhurst & Mrs Noden


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