Primary & Nursery School

Year 1

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English and Maths

Spring Term


This half term we looked at the story of Beegu. Beegu is an alien who lands on Earth and misses her mum. She tries to make friends and eventually she finds her mum. We have written our own versions of the story.


We have been learning to add 2 digit and 1 digit numbers. We have been drawing dienes to help us. To be able to use dienes we needed to understand how to partition numbers. We are able to say how many tens and ones are in a number.


Spring Term

Our topic was ‘What toys did our grandparents play with?’. We looked at how toys have changed over the years and the different materials that are now used. We then researched our favourite toys to find out all about the history of it.


In our weekly woodland sessions we learnt how to light fires safely and got to enjoy toasted goodies! We also celebrated ‘Tree Week’. We wrapped the trees up to keep them warm and planted new trees in our woodland area! When we planted the new trees we sang ‘Happy birthday’ to them. We also said thank you to the trees for everything they provide for us. 


General notices


P.E continues to be on a Tuesday and Friday. 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 tiring being at school and then going home to do reading etc however, I do not expect your child to read all of 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 be given a certificate and will be able to add a leaf to our reading tree, which I hope will fill up quickly. If your child is not quite onto a reading book level we will send home letter cards where you will able to make words with them and encourage them to sound out and blend words independently. Please if you read with your child write in their yellow reading journal books. We try to change books on a daily basis.

Home Learning

In year 1 children are given a home learning with a home learning menu on. It is expected that they complete a particular number of them by the half term. If children can bring their books in on a Thursday I can then look and share their home learning and send the books back out on a Friday.

Snack Money  / Lunchtimes

Children in Year 1 are still entitled to free school meals. Lunchboxes need to be taken to the canteen before the start of the school day. You will need to book jacket potatoes/school packed lunches with Lillian in the canteen. In Year 1, children are able to bring in money to buy a snack at breaktime. Please send money in a named purse/wallet and 50p is more than enough for them to buy something. If you do forget their purse/wallet but would like to give them some money please pass it to a member of the Year 1 team and we can ensure it is kept safe until breaktime.