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Chickerell Primary Academy


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Year 1

smiley Welcome to Year 1smiley 

The Year 1 Team

Mrs Cecil - Class Teacher

Miss Arezoo - Class Teacher

Mrs Tate-Teaching Assistant

Mrs Gill-Teaching Assistant

Miss Knight- Teaching Assistant

Miss Emmerson- Teaching Assistant



This half term our curriculum focus is Design Technology and Science. We will be learning about lots of  different minibeasts each week. We have already found out about the different habitats within the school grounds and we will be exploring the pond and the nature area in greater depth throughout the term.

Your child may have told you that we have caterpillars in our classes so that we can observe their life cycle and hopefully in a few weeks we will release our adult butterflies.



Each week our English lessons will link to our nature topic

Week 1- The Gruffalo- (woodland creatures)

Week 2- The Cautious Caterpillar (the life cycle of a butterfly)

Week 3- Where the wild things are (the outdoor environment)

Week 4- Snail fact file/ Turbo the racing snail! (snails)

Week 5- Super worm (worms)

Week 6- The giant jam sandwich (wasps)

Week 7- The timid tadpole (the life cycle of a frog)




Maths Homework will be brought home on Monday to be completed and returned by Friday.

We understand that it can be tricky getting your children to do homework and at this age homework is not compulsory so please do not feel pressured to complete the task if your child finds it too difficult. We try to make the homework relevant to what we are learning in school that week and it usually supports their class learning. We aim to make the tasks practical and fun.  Please feel free to discuss homework with either Miss Arezoo or Mrs Cecil on a Wednesday open-morning.

P.E. for Year 1 is on a Monday (Mrs Cecil's class) and a Wednesday (Miss Arezoo's class) Please make sure your child has the correct kit in school on these days.

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