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Dear Parents/Carers,


There is NO Mymaths homework this week! Children have been asked to find out information about their name, such as: who chose their name, the origin of their name, the meaning and if they were named after anybody. This is in preparation for next terms RE lesson.

We have also asked if children can bring in an item that means a lot to them or has a special memory, this can be a special teddy, a photo, a necklace or even a special pencil. Anything they love!

The children will use this in their writing next week, so please can they be brought into school for Tuesday 11th December.

Thank you for your continued support!

The Year 1 Team

P.S: We hope you all received your children's letters and enjoyed reading them! :-)  

Spellings for week beginning 10th December 2018

Dear Mummies and Daddies, the children went on a short trip to the local post box to post very special letters to some very important people. Watch this space!!

Spellings for the week beginning 3rd December.

Thank you to all the parents who have kindly paid the £6 consumable funds for the year.

We have used the money so far to make tasty fruit salad and yummy coleslaw!

If you haven't done so yet, please could you send the £6 to your class teacher as we have lots more fun learning planned for your children.

Please also keep the generous donations of glue sticks and tissues coming in!

Thank you :-)


Lego Stem Project Celebration Open Day! Thank you to all our amazing parents who came in to share our celebration event for our final Lego session. We hope you had a great time making a Moon Base and being creative. The children loved having you all there, as did we! Thank you for all your support. The Year One Team :-)

Spellings for week beginning 26.11.18

Seasonal Card Competition

What a wonderful week Year 1 have had this week. In Numeracy they have been using number lines to solve subtraction problems, in Literacy they have been writing poems and have created their own version of 'The Gingerbread Man' using adjectives and story language and in Science they investigated different fish and compared their features. They especially liked when they got to handle them and feel their scales and touch their eyes!!

Half Term Homework


children will receive the following homework during half term:

- Maths worksheet on halving

- New Weekly Spellings

- Tricky Words (NOT TESTED)

They will also receive a letter explaining a fun activity to make a Poppy for our school gate and a 6 piece Lego challenge pack, which is theirs to keep after.

It would be lovely if you can send in a picture of your child's Lego creation so we can add them to our display board.


Have a lovely and enjoyable half term break!


Year 1 Team



Dear Parent/Carers,

Please make sure that you check your emails for your child's Parents Evening letter. once completed please hand them to your class teacher so your appointment can be allocated.

Thank you

Dear Parent/Carers,


Please can you make sure that your child checks out by pressing MARK IT when they have completed their task on Mymaths on line, otherwise their results will not be submitted and saved,  

Thank you for your support.

Year 1 Team

Please help your child to learn Phase 2 to Phase 5 Tricky Words!

Discover Children's Story Center School Trip! The children had a wonerful experience creating stories using their imagination. They have returned to school with some great ideas and are preparing to use them in their story writing this week! Thank you to those parents who helped us on the trip


This month's Global Goal is 'Peace and Justice Month'.


We celebrate this goal by looking at significant people around the world in our past and present whom have been role models and have promoted equality. 


We were very privileged to have met a motivational speaker named 'Siya Twani' who came in and took our school assembly at the start of the month. He spoke to the children about the meaning of equality and the importance of acceptance and respect to others. He shared events from history which shows why Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King are role models.


Here are two stories you can share with your child/children to help their understanding of peace and equality; to start discussions on fairness;


Ask the following questions;

How can you bring love and peace to your circle of friends and family? 

How can we promote peace and respect in our school and local community? 


Kind regards


Mrs Abdi (Humanities Lead) and Mrs Adem (Unicef Rights Respecting Lead)



Please can all children bring in a named plastic carrier bag on Monday for our school trip to 'The Discovery Centre', incase of wet weather! Thank you  

This week in Literacy we have been learning about 'Time Connectives' and having been using them to help us to retell the story of 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'.

In Numeracy this week we have been working hard on addition and subtraction number sentences. The children have been using number lines, multilink cubes and numicons to help support their learning. 


We have sent home some research for the children to do about the Planet, Saturn. Please can this be ready and brought into school for Tuesday at the latest, as the children will need to use this to support their fun Literacy lesson.


We thank you once again for your continued support and for those parents who have already handed in the class donations and boxes of tissues as well as glues.

We really appreciate it all, thank you.

This week the children have been working hard to name 2D shapes by their properties and they have had fun creating pictures using different 2D shapes.

In Literacy we read the book 'Peace at Last' and the children wrote sentences using adjectives to describe Mr Bear.

This week we have introduced guided reading sessions and reading as a group. The children have been using their reading finger to follow the text whilst listening to each other read and answering comprehension questions related to the text.


This weeks home work is all on Mymaths and it will consolidate their learning of 2D shapes.


Please can you remind your children to hand in their reading books and reading records every Tuesday morning so their books can be changed and  please make sure ALL items of clothing are clearly labelled, including PE kit!


In this weeks Lego session we visited the moon. The children worked in groups to create their own space ships or rockets. They had lots of fun and showed great team work!!

This week in Science we have been exploring our senses by tasting different foods and discussing their flavours.

1AM building rockets, rovers and space stations!

1AM building rockets, rovers and space stations! 1
1AM building rockets, rovers and space stations! 2
1AM building rockets, rovers and space stations! 3
1AM building rockets, rovers and space stations! 4

1A's First Lego Session! The children had a great time exploring the lego and finding out about Space!

1A's First Lego Session! The children had a great time exploring the lego and finding out about Space!  1
1A's First Lego Session! The children had a great time exploring the lego and finding out about Space!  2
1A's First Lego Session! The children had a great time exploring the lego and finding out about Space!  3

In Literacy this week the children have been looking at rhyming words and reading lots of different poems. They worked in groups to create a funny class poem based on the poem, 'Ning Nang Nong'.


In Numeracy the children have been working hard on finding one more than and one less than a given number, using number lines and 100 square for support.


This week's Mymaths homework will consolidate the children's class work.

**Please note that some children have Mymaths, where as some will have a paper copy in their book bags.


Next week in Literacy we will be focusing on the story 'Peace At Last' and in Numeracy we will be working on 2D shapes. 


Photos of 1A's Lego lesson will be attached shortly and 1AM's will follow next week!


The Year 1 Team

Meet The Teacher PPT 10.9.18

Autumn 1 Curriculum Newsletter

Welcome Year 1,


We hope you had a wonderful break and we are really excited to be working with you and your children this year!


Reading books will be sent out this Friday, however maths homework will be set for next week. We will be following the MyMaths Scheme which is set on-line, this will be explained to you in detail at 'Meet the Teacher' on  Monday 10th September at 6.30pm.

Over the weekend could you please continue to practise counting forwards, backwards in 1's, 2's, 5's and 10's.


Please could all PE kits be in by Monday! 


We look forward to the year ahead,

The Year 1 Team