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Year 1

Year One 2017 – 2018
Mrs Broadhurst
Welcome to Year One’s Class Page

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

This half term Year One are going to be reading a range of stories and fiction texts about animals. Our literacy work will be strongly linked to our exciting new topic ‘Why are humans not like tigers?’

Well, I am sure you were all as impressed as I was with your children’s progression in reading and writing last year. 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.
We will continue with our daily phonics this year. Please ask your child to tell you about the sounds they have been learning!
Thank you again for all your support at home.

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

-Number and Place Value
-Measurement- length and mass/weight
-Addition and Subtraction
– Number bonds to 10 and 20
-Geometry: 2D and 3D shapes

Autumn Topics

Why are humans not like tigers? (Science)

This half term Year one is going to finding all about animals and humans. We will be identifying and naming common animals, including fish, reptiles, birds, reptiles and mammals. We will be finding out about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. We will also be comparing humans to other animals and identify different parts of the body and senses.

This next half term in Geography we will be finding out about the local area and which animals we can find in England and which animals live in other countries.

It would be helpful if you could help your child learn their full address to help with our local area topic.

The children will have P.E on Wednesdays and Thursdays. 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.

Diary dates
Meet the teacher 1-3pm Wednesday 13th September

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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