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 Term 2 2019-20


games and library days 


Peach - Wednesday

Pear - Thursday

Plum - Thursday



Peach - Tuesday

Pear - Monday 

Plum - Tuesday



Peach - Monday

Pear - Tuesday

Plum - Wednesday


Each, Peach, Pear, Plum, Welcome to Year 1!



Peach Class

Miss Williams and Mrs Collins



Pear Class

 Mrs Elliott and Mrs Brace





Plum Class

Mrs Kenney,  Mrs Byrne and Mrs Howard


Term 2

The Toy Story


 This term the children will be learning about the history of toys and how they have changed over time. They have begun by exploring a range of toys from different eras and created an Egg Box Dragon using junk modelling materials.They will be continuing to develop their knowledge of toys and the materials they are made from.





Term 1

Year 1 have set off to a great start this term with the mysterious crash landing of a spaceship to investigate. They had a great time exploring the scene and searching for clues.

They will be continuing to learn about the alien creature 'Beegu' and thinking about what makes them unique and special.  









This term we have begun learning about 'The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon'. We have created our own Egg Box Dragons and will been continuing to explore the character through discussion and role-play. We will be developing our writing skills through writing character descriptions, poetry, letters and invitations. We will also be doing some story writing. 






During Term 2 the children will continue to follow 'Maths No Problem'  to develop their knowledge of numbers within 20 including reading and writing numbers as digits and words. They will be developing their addition and subtraction skills and  applying their knowledge of number bonds and fact families. they will also begin to describe positions such as first, second, third as well as left, right, next to and between.

During multiplication lessons will be learning to count and multiply in 10's and look forward to your support in helping the children to practise. 





In Year One we encourage the children to read everyday and the home school reading books MUST come into school everyday even if they have not finished the book.  

The children have the opportunity to change their reading book everyday and we will keep you updated when your child has read with an adult in school.  We really value your comments, so please sign and comment whenever your child has read a book.  If you would like to keep the book a little longer or revisit it at a later time, please let us know.  


Race To Read

Thank you for your support in helping develop your child's reading skills. It is wonderful to see their progress and enjoyment.

The children are enjoying gaining stickers on their class Race to Read chart.  Every day they read at home brings them a step closer to their next certificate. 

The race is on! 



ERIC Time (Everyone Reads In Class) will take place every Friday afternoon.  To encourage and inspire the children to enjoy reading, all children and adults in class will be reading during this time.

 ERIC TIME has been a great success across the school and we look forward to continuing to inspire a love of reading. 




Year 1 will be taking part in a swimming and a games lesson each week. We would like children to keep their full kit in school at all times.  This should include shorts, t-shirts and plimsolls and jogging bottoms.


Please can all items of uniform be clearly named, this includes PE kit.  Children find it very hard to identify their own tie or jumper!  




The children have been enjoying borrowing books from our school library each week.  Please could you ensure the book is well looked after and returned every week.




If you have any queries or would like further information, please do not hesitate to ask the Year 1 team.


Thank you.





The children will be receiving a reading comprehension and a phonics activity sheet each week.  They will receive these on Friday and they need to be returned by the following Wednesday.  On Mondays the children will receive times tables to practise which they will be tested on each Friday. In year 1 we focus on multiples of 2, 10 and 5 and the children can progress through a bronze, silver and gold challenge for each.

This children will also receive 6 spelling words based on the phonics and tricky words they have been practising that week.  They will have a spelling quiz the following Friday.


To encourage your child's progress with  phonics and times tables please find some useful links with suitable games and activities.


Thank you for your support.