Primary & Nursery School

Year 1

Staff:  Miss Noakes and Mrs Hoddy

English and Maths


The book we are focusing on this half term is ‘The Odd Egg’. Within this sequence, children begin by identifying different types of eggs and predicting who they might belong to, before exploring the text and its many PSHCE and Scientific links. The final outcome is for children to make a non-fiction ‘Egg Spotter’s Guide’ after researching different types of eggs from the book.


This half term Year 1 are focusing on place value of numbers within 50, counting in 2s and measurement of length and height.

Discovery Learning

Our discovery learning this half term is ‘What amazing animals are around us?'. Throughout this discovery we will be focusing on identifying and naming a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores, describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including pets) and identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.

Within science we will be observing and gaining understanding of the lifecycle of a butterfly. We will also continue to observe seasonal changes.


General notices


Our P.E days are on a Monday and Thursday. Please ensure all items of clothing are named as sometimes they do get misplaced! 


We will continue with our weekly woodland sessions, however, as the weather is unpredictable this time of year we will not go if it is too cold or wet. Class dojo will be updated weekly to inform you. But children will need appropriate clothing and footwear, especially as it is muddy in the woods!


Throughout the school there is an expectation that all children read every day. I understand that it can be tiring being at school and then going home to do reading etc. However, I do not expect your child to read all their book in one night, but I do expect them to do at least 5 minutes reading every night. In class, if your child reads every day, they will receive a certificate and a small prize at the end of the week. If your child is not quite onto reading book level, we will send home letter cards where you will be able to make words, encouraging them to sound out and blend words independently. Please write in your child’s reading journal if you have read with your child as it allows us to know when they have read, record it on their chart and change their books if necessary. We will change their reading books daily.

Home Learning

The Year 1 home learning menu will be uploaded on the Year 1 Class Dojo page. It is expected that children complete the tasks by half term. This can be your choice as to which order the tasks are completed and when to do it as long as it is completed by the end of half term. Once your child has completed a piece of home learning it needs to be uploaded to their portfolio on Class Dojo for me to see it. Thank you!

Snack Money  / Lunchtimes

Children in Year 1 are still entitled to free school meals. Lunchboxes need to be placed on the Year 1 trolley at the start of the school day. All school lunch meals need to be ordered on Scopay by midnight the night before. We will have fruit available for the children to have as a snack at break time but your child is more than welcome to bring in a healthy snack in a labelled container if they prefer. Children will also need a labelled water bottle to have in class.