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Year 1

smiley Welcome to Year 1smiley 





The Year 1 Team

Miss Claire Chappell- Year Group Leader

Mrs Karen Cecil- Class Teacher

Mrs Coward- Teaching Assistant

Mrs Tate-Teaching Assistant

Mrs Gill-Teaching Assistant

Mrs Wapshott-Teaching Assistant

Mrs Wait- Supply Teacher(Mondays and Tuesday)

Mrs Flello- Supply Teacher (Tuesdays)

Food Glorious Food

This half term our Curriculum focus will be Design and Technology. We will be learning the key skills needed to design, make and evaluate different familiar foods. We will be finding out the ingredients that we like and don't like.


We will be encouraging all children to taste and make all the dishes including ice cream, sandwiches, bread, fruit kebabs and stew. They will also be supported as they learn how to cut fruit and vegetables safely using a range of tools such as knives, graters and peelers.

If your child has any diagnosed food allergies please let your class teachers know as soon as possible.





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This term we will be learning multiplication and division skills within numbers to 50.




Once Upon a Time.....

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New Topic - Traditional Stories

We have now shifted our focus away from pirates and onto traditional stories. In class your children will be reading, acting out and writing about a range of traditional stories in their English lessons over the next few weeks.  We will be looking at the following stories;

  • The Gingerbread Man
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • The Three Billy Goats Gruff
  • The Three Little Pigs
  • Little Red Riding Hood

We have revamped our book corners to promote the reading and enjoyment of traditional tales.  You can help at home too by sharing and talking about any traditional fairy stories on have on your book shelves!

Here are some good questions to ask your child when they are reading or listening to a traditional tale;

  • What traditional story language can you find? e.g. Once upon a time, happily ever after etc
  • What repetitive language can you find? e.g. "Then I'll huff and I'll puff and I'll blow your house down!"
  • What do you think will happen next? (before you turn the page - no peeping!)
  • Who is the good character? Why?
  • Who is the bad character? Why?
  • Where is this story set?
  • Did you like this story?
  • Can you think of a better ending?

3D and 2D shape

Over the past few weeks we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes.  We have built models out of shapes and talked about their properties, e.g counted corners (verities), edges and sides, what shapes are the faces?

These are the shapes that your children need to be able to recognise and name in their everyday lives;


  • Square
  • Circle
  • Triangle
  • Rectangle
  • Pentagon (5 sides)
  • Hexagon (6 sides)
  • Octagon (8 sides)
  • Oval
  • Semi-circle


  • Cube
  • Cuboid
  • Cylinder
  • Cone
  • Sphere
  • Pyramid (square-based or triangular-based)
  • Triangular prism
  • Hexagonal prism

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 Chappell or Mrs Cecil on a Wednesday open-morning.

P.E. for Year 1 is on a Monday

Help your child learn their tricky words