Year 1

Happy New Year!

Week Commencing 13th December

We  have had a super first week back. The children have been very keen to talk about the holiday and make New Years Resolutions.

Spring Term 

Congratulations to Eva, who is our star of the week! She has a lovely mature attitude to learning and this is reflected in her behaviour. She has responded very well to challenges both at home and at school and has tried hard to improve when asked. She is a great role model and the other children have a lot of respect for her and want to be her friend.

The children have all promised that they will try hard to read at least 5 times a week and are all keen to earn 5 Dojo points for achieving this.


16.1.2020 - Parent lunch, workshop and assembly.

Using a first..., then..., now..., board to tell mathemematical stories for addition and subtraction.


Reading information about the continents and writing sentences to describe the facts they have learned.



In Science we will continue to investigate materials, learning how to name and describe them, as well as thinking about properties.


We have begun our new topic, 'Flavours of the World', beginning with learning the names and a little more about the oceans and continents .


continue work on programming.

Letter formation support

To support your child to form letters correctly please refer to the video below. Forming letters starting and finishing in the correct place will hep your child join their handwriting more naturally and eventually support spelling through muscle memory.


Creative Homework

The new creative homework sheet for Autumn 2 is coming home this week. Please read through the suggested activities and have a go at as many as you feel you can manage. Then bring in your work to share with the class and earn your Dojo points!


 N.B.  Reading 5 times a week and practising reading and writing the high frequency words on page 104 of your planner will earn the children 5 Dojo points every week. The pages at the back of the planner are a great resource, so please use them.



A note about reading

 The school library book will continue to be changed each week. All other books can now be found on the Oxford Reading Buddy. All details for logging onto your account is on the  login page at the front of the red Reading Diary.

The library book is a sharing book. This means that your child may find it difficult to read independently and they will need your help to read it. The purpose of this is to foster their love of reading and to allow them to enjoy books that are important for their development as readers and writers even though still a bit challinging to decode phonetically.

Thank you for all your support with reading at home, it really does make a difference to your child's progress.