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Term 1

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Ideas for Learning at Home

Week 7

We have been thinking about how we felt at the beginning of year 1 and how we feel now.


"I felt excited when I started in year 1"

"I felt a bit shy at the beginning"

"Now I feel happy!"

"I felt a bit worried in the beginning but now I feel happy!"

"I feel a bit grown up"

"I was a bit nervous at the start but now I feel happy"

"Now I feel very confident"

"I was happy because I knew I was meeting my brother's old teacher!"


We can't wait for another fun term of learning after the holidays :)


Week 6


This week we have been doing lots and lots of science this week! We all made a model of an ear and we also did a taste test. Please see our pictures below.

In numeracy we have been combining groups together and in literacy we have been thinking of endings for our story map! 

We finally performed our pirate dance, we hope you enjoyed it.

Making the ear!

Week 4


We have had an amazing week of learning this week! We finished learning our Talk for Writing 'How to find buried treasure' and we even drew our own maps!

We did outdoor PE, balancing beanbags and indoor PE, learning a pirate dance! 

Today we had another go at tying our shoe laces, we must not give up!!

Week 1


Welcome Back!


What a wonderful week we have had.  We have jumped feet first in to our new topic all about Pirates.  We learnt songs, counted, dressed up and found treasure.  


Year 1 is different to Reception, but we have enjoyed the new challenges and the new types of learning.  We've impressed our teachers with our resilient, patient and risks taking.


We are all defiantly looking forward to our weekend!   

General information

Dear Parents and Carers,

A very warm welcome to year 1. We hope that you have had a safe, happy and restful summer and the children are refreshed and ready for some fantastic learning.

Our topic this term will be Pirates- Yo Ho Ho! Where we will be learning about some notorious pirates and their adventures.  As part of our work on timelines we would like to show photos of the children as babies, please could you send these in, named.

This term our PPA time will take place on Wednesday morning.

Children need to have their PE kits in school every day. A PE kit should consist of: a white t-shirt, dark shorts/tracksuit bottoms and trainers or daps with everything named.


Our PE days are:

1 Whitebeam’s outdoor PE is on Monday and their indoor PE is on Thursday. 1 Silver Birch’s outdoor PE is on Tuesday and their indoor PE is on Friday.


Many thanks,

Miss Barker,  Ms McNab and Mrs Slinn

How you can help at home


Please try to read with your child as often as possible. This could include: listening to them read; sharing a book together; or reading them a story. As well as stories, look for opportunities to read other texts, e.g. recipes, newspapers, instructions.


We encourage the children to read each book twice to build fluency. Please then sign the reading record book to let us know that your child is ready to change their books. We are looking for some volunteers to hear children read. If you are able to help please speak to your child’s class teacher.



It is our focus this term to ensure that numbers are formed correctly, please practise writing numbers to 10. To make this fun you could; use chalk outside, write in sand, write in shaving foam or  make numbers from playdough. The children need to be confident at counting forwards and backwards to 20. If you need a challenge practise counting back from 50!


Home Learning

At the beginning of each term a home learning  menu will be put on our class page on the website with suggested activities. The children are welcome to bring their work back into class to share with others.

We hope you enjoy working together.


Pirates- Yo Ho Ho!



We will be investigating ways we can find out about the past. We will create a timeline  to help us understand the past and present.


Our new Jigsaw topic is Being Me in My World.


We will be looking at weather and the seasons.

Design and Technology

We will design and make a treasure island.


We will learn to use a programmable toy.

We will help the children access and use the web safely.


 As part of Art on the Hill we will be designing and making work in the style of the Scandinavian designers Marimekko.



Our main focus this term will be forming our numbers to 20 correctly. We will be reading, writing and ordering numbers to 20.

We will also be looking at one more and one less and using postional and directional language.


Our focus this term is cursive handwriting, reading and writing tricky trouts and using finger spaces. We will learn to name the letters of the alphabet in order.


We are going to be looking at how we celebrate special events in our lives and how do different religions celebrate them.


This term we will be focusing on the human body. We will be exploring the five senses and labelling body parts.


We will be learning a variety of sea shanties to encourage the children to use their voice creatively.


We will be creating a pirate dance during indoor PE. For outdoor PE we will be doing team games.

We will learning to write simple instructions to find buried treasure.