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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 Coward- Teaching Assistant

Mrs Tate-Teaching Assistant

Mrs Gill-Teaching Assistant



This half term our curriculum focus are Music and Geography. We will be learning about a different country each week. We will be find out about the homes, animals, landscape, music, dance, food, art and culture of each place as well as refining the children's geographical skills using globes, maps and atlases.

If you have any artefacts relating to our countries of study we would love to show them to our classes.

     Week 1- The Arctic and Alaska

Week 2- Mexico

Week 3-Australia

Week 4- China

Week 5- Italy

Week 6- Great Britain.


We will be continuing with our Super hero theme throughout our English lessons.

The texts we aim to work with are the Spiderman and Wonder Woman origin stories, Traction Man series.

We will also be focussing on fact writing relating to our Geography topic.



On the week beginning 4th March it is Book week. The whole school will be reading the text 'The Lost Words' which is a poetry book about the wildlife names which are being replaced in the English Dictionary, such as otter, bramble, kingfisher, heron.


We will also be reading the Classic book The Wind in the Willows.

On Thursday 7th March children are allowed to come to school in fancy dress.

The theme is ANIMALS (real or fictional) so you can use your imagination and come dressed as a unicorn or just come dressed as your favourite animal from a book. (Cheshire cat, toto the dog)


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.

Help your child learn their tricky words