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Year 1

Welcome to the Year One web page. In Year One we enjoy learning and exploring in different ways as well as gaining our independence. The teachers are Miss Keates and Mrs Popadynec. The teaching assistants are Mrs Kaur and Mrs Kitson.

Summer 1. 

In English we will be exploring the story 'How to Find Gold'.  We will continue to focus of forming sentences orally and writing these with finger spaces, capital letters and full stops. In addition we will focus on making our sentences more interesting by adding adjectives, the conjunction 'and' and varying punctuation by by using question marks and exclamation marks. We will look at exploring the book through the use of drama and look forward to writing our own adventure stories at the end of the topic.  

Summer 2. 

We are excited to have chicks in our classroom for the first 2 weeks of Summer 2. In English we will be finding out alll about them. We will write instructions for hatching, letters and a non-fiction text. Following this we will explore the story 'Class 2 at the Zoo'. We will continue to focus on sequencing sentences to form stories. We will also aim to become competent with our use of capital letters, full stops, exclamation marks and question marks. We will use talk for write to innovate the story and will write our own version, 'Class 2 at the Farm'. 

We love to read!

When you are reading with your child please ask questions about what your child is reading and their opinions on the book as well as signing their reading jotters.  It is important that your child listens to stories read and told by an adult too.

Examples of questions include:

  • What is your favourite part of the story?
  • Can you describe the characters and settings?
  • What might happen next?
  • Can you find a word that means the same as……?

 Don’t forget phonics testing in Year 1 will be week beginning the 13th June. We will be able to tell you your child’s mark and whether they have passed after 24th June when the pass mark is released. For examples of these tests please visit:

Another website that is good for generating practise materials is:  

ALL the phonics sounds are provided in the middle of your child's reading record.  Please practise EVERY DAY.  This will really help to improve your child's reading, spelling and writing.

Homework is given on Friday and is due back the following Friday.  Reading, spelling and handwriting should be done EVERY DAY for about ten minutes.  Your child can choose some or all of the homework activities from the weekly homework grid.

Science this half term focuses on plants and materials and animals from hot places.  

Computing  is 'We are Treasure Hunters' we will focus on using alogithms to direct programable toys. We will also complete 'We are Collectors' we will focus on using copy and paste to collect images online relation to our animals topic. 

P.E. is on Tuesday with Mr Jackson, Monday with Miss Keates and Friday with Mrs Popadynec.

In Year One, there is a big focus on Music. The children will enjoy singing lots of new songs, learning about different instruments and play different percussion instruments.