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2019 - 2020


The Year 1 team would like to welcome you to the new academic year. We hope you've all had a lovely break and your child is ready to learn new and exciting things we have in store for them.  We strive to make our learning environments interesting and exciting where we will develop a range of thinking skills through first hand experiences. We will provide a stimulating, challenging and friendly working environment where every child is valued.


The children will still experience play, as we feel it plays a crucial role in children’s learning in all areas especially helping get top grips with the National Curriculum. To enhance the children's learning we will be providing experiences which will include off-site trips.


If you have any questions about Year 1 please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Year 1 team.


Year 1 Team



Miss Peckett: Butterfly Class Teacher

Miss Thompson: Bumblebee Class Teacher

Mrs Siddals: Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs Hawkins: Lead Teaching Assistant

Mrs Trueman: Teaching Assistant

Mrs Hoban: Special Needs Assistant

Miss Ford: Special Needs Assistant

Spring 1 Project

To Infinity and Beyond
Paper Mache Sculpture  - Solar System 

We are making the solar system using paper mache.

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We have been looking at poetry and using adjectives and nouns we wrote our own poems about space.  On Monday 20th January we performed our poems to the school in assembly, Butterfly class performed 'Moon' and 'Spaceship', Bumblebee Class performed 'Sun' and 'Earth'. 


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To Infinity and Beyond Hook
A spaceship had crash landed in the school hall and inside the spaceship we found a non fiction book about space and the solar system, a ‘Greeting Earthlings’ poetry book and a space mission.   We have been asked to write a space poem and perform the poem in an assembly.  
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Autumn 2 Project

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup Outcome
We were so pleased to see so many families at our outcome where the children had the opportunity to share all there writing opportunities this half term.  Miss Peckett and Miss Thompson also shared a spelling workshop to show families how to support their child with spellings at home.  We all enjoyed the hot chocolate and biscuits!
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In literacy we have been looking at Autumn poems.  We have been looking for adjectives, rhyming words and the structure of a poem.  Today we learnt the poem 'Leaves are Falling' we read it together with our learning partner and performed it as a class.

Patience and Olek reading 'Leaves are Falling'

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Alexia and Hayden reading 'Leaves are Falling'

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Macie and Jawad reading 'Leaves are Falling'

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Butterfly Class performing the poem 'Leaves are Falling'

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Pumpkin Soup Hook
A strange parcel was delivered to school and inside we found a pumpkin, the book Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper, Autumnal items, a duck and a cat and a large spoon.  We soon discovered that all the items were linked to the story and our new project 'Pumpkin Soup' by Helen Cooper.
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Autumn 1 Projects

All About Us     

We're going on a Bear Hunt  Image result for teddy



We're going on a Bear Hunt Outcome


Today we had our Teddy's Bear Picnic where we shared our own stories using our home learning back drop and a teddy.  We had a biscuit and a drink at the end. 


We're going on a Bear Hunt


Today we followed a map through the woodland walk and found books about bears, class bears and characters from the story 'We're going on a Bear Hunt'.



We followed the map and found characters from the story.

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Big Write
Every week in Big Write we write using a skill that we have learnt throughout the week. This week we have been writing letters to the bear who is feeling lonely and would like some friends.  Once we have written our letter we read our writing back out loud using the special glasses.  These help us to spot any spelling mistakes, missing words and check our capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.
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Home Learning Autumn 1  Image result for star

Please could we have 4 named photos of your child as a baby, toddler, pre - school age, school age by Wednesday 11th September.


Please create a back-drop for a scene from the story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' to use as part of the teddy bear's picnic.  You can choose to make a snowstorm, a dark forest, long wavy grass or a deep dark cave.  Please can we have these in school by Monday 21st October. 

End of Autumn Expectations

These are the expectations for reading, writing and maths in Year 1 for the end of Autumn term (Christmas)

Please speak to Miss Thompson or Miss Peckett if you have any questions.  

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We are introducing weekly homework which will be inside their new homework books. This was introduced to the Year 1 cohort last year and has been very successful in supporting learning in Maths and Literacy.


We will send home weekly homework in their homework book which will be sent out on Fridays.  This will be a written activity or a label asking you to complete an activity on Spelling Frame with your signature as proof of completion.  Your child’s Spelling Frame login details can be found at the front of this book and in the green reading record book.  Please make sure you continue to read with your child 5 times a week and write in the reading record book.  Please complete the homework and return by the following Friday.



Your child will receive a log in sticker inside their green reading record books. Each week your child's class teacher will assign spelling and words for your child to practise at home. 


The link to spelling frame is:





Information and reminders

Teddy Bears 

Please bring your teddy bear into school on Thursday 24th October. 


Meet the Year 1 Team

You are invited to come into school on Wednesday 2nd October at 2.45pm.  This is an opportunity for you to meet some of the team and ask us any questions.  We hope to see you there. 



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