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Year 1 2015-2016

Welcome to Year 1


Year 1 Home Learning

This term we will begin home learning based on what your child has been learning during the week and also skills that they need to practise. Homework will be handed out on Friday in a homework folder and will need to be returned by the followingThursday please.



By the end of year 1 the children are expected to count forward to 100 (1,2,3,4,5...) and backwards from 100 (100, 99, 98, 97 …).  They will also be asked to count in 2s, 5s and 10s.  We are also including the phonics tricky words to practise reading and writing.  We would really appreciate it if you could work on these with your child over the summer holidays.  Thank you.







How often will my child read to an adult?

Your child will read to an adult 1-1 once a week and will take part in group guided reading once a week with the class teacher.

Your child should be reading to an adult at home daily and having their Reading Race Tracks signed off by the person hearing them read every day. Please remember to do this as the Race Tracks are collected in and counted every 2 weeks and your child's class want to be the class that wins the race!

You can hear the children reading their reading book, library book, comics, bedtime stories - anything they like that will promote and encourage a love of reading. Remember to sign these off on the Race Track too!



When should my child bring in their book bags?

Please make sure children bring in their book bag everyday to put letters and any work to take home.

Book bags are available to purchase from Mrs Naan at the office for £3.50.


When will my child change their book?

Your child will change their book on their designated reading day.



P.E. Kit

Please make sure you child has their PE kit in school. They need black shorts, a white t-shirt and plimsolls. Please make sure that all PE kit is labelled.


Who's Who in Year 1...



Mrs Kirkland

(Teacher Monday and Tuesday)

 Mrs Blood

(Teacher Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)

Miss Cutts (TA)

Mrs Soma ( PPA cover teacher)



Miss Kaur (Teacher)

Mrs Moggeridge( TA)

Mrs  Chorley (PPA cover)




Tricky words Phases 2-5


We will be learning to identify and name a variety of animals and will be making an on-going plant diary/seasonal observations  - winter trees- observation, photos, finding out about what happens to trees  in winter.
Can you keep your own plant diary/seasonal observation sketches and bring the in to share with the class?

We will also be learning about the 4 countries and capital cities of Britain.
Go on an adventure with Barnaby Bear and find out all about the UK.

We are also looking at problem solving using money.
Have a look at these sites

Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!

You can also see what your child's homework is for this week.

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