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Welcome to Year 1!

Welcome back Year 1! I hope you have had a lovely Christmas Break. 
I am looking forward to the term and our exciting new topics .
 I hope you are ready to work hard and have fun!

If you have any questions or concerns please come and speak to me at the end of the day or call the school office to arrange an appointment.




Our RE topic this half term will be ‘Families and Celebrations.’ We will be thinking about our families and what we do together. We will look at how families may celebrate together, including in church with events such as Baptism. We will learn about Jesus’ family and how he was presented at the temple.

If you have any photos of your child being baptised that they would like to share with the class then please send them in.



In English this term we will be looking at the classic story 'The enromous Turnip' and writing our own versions using a new vegetable.

We will also be learning about instructions and writing instructions for making our own fruit plate.

We will be learning and enjoying some traditional rhymes, thinking about performing them with actions and sounds. 

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This half term we will be covering number and place value, multiplication and division, counting and money, measure including mass and 3D shapes.

We are now developing our mastery approach to teaching maths. This will include the children doing more problem solving and reasoning as well as more variation within lessons to challenge the children to think about concepts in different ways.



Our topic in Science is ‘Plants - common names and basic structures.' Children will be learning about different types and groups of plants, their basic structure and how they are similar and different. They will also look at trees as a type of plant as well as naming common garden and wild plants. This will link to our current topic, 'Growth and Green Fingers.' 




Our first topic this half term is going to be ’Growth and Green Fingers.'

The children will be exploring different kinds of fruit before designing and making their own fruit platters. This will link to our English unit on instructions.

Year 1 will also be looking at different artists impressions of plants and creating their own art work based on these. 

We will be using the Ipads to create simulations of plants growing and use different navigation and programming apps to develop our coding skills. 

This will link to our work on instructions and we will be learning about the terms 'algorithm' and 'debug'. 





General information

If your child would like snack at playtimes then please use the online booking system as we no longer accept cash in school. Toast, fruit, milk, milkshake and juice are all available to book online each day or further in advance. 


Year 1 P.E days will be Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child has their P.E kit in school from Monday until Friday. Children will need their indoor PE kit for all Tuesday sessions and most Thursday sessions. However they may wish to have some jogging bottoms and trainers in their bag, as some Thursday multiskills sessions may take place outside. 



We are lucky enough to have use of our lovely library in KS1!  Children will visit the library every week where possible to select a book of their choice. This book can then be taken home for your child to enjoy and read. Library books must be returned by the following week for your child to select a new one. Please ensure that your child has their library book each week. Year 1 will now be able to visit the library on a Thrusday, so books need to be returned to be changed each Thursday. 




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