Year 1 2023 - 2024

Mrs Dennehy

Mrs Blair


Welcome to Class 1


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Summer Term 1  2023-24

Welcome back everyone. We hope you have all had a restful Easter and enjoyed time with family and friends. We have lots of exciting things planned for this half term.

Our English work will be based on the wonderful picture book, 'Toys In Space', by Mini Grey. What happens when you leave your toys out in the garden at night? They get beamed up into space, that's what! Meet the Cowboy, the WonderDoll, the Dinosaur and all the gang as they travel the stars and help out one lonely alien along the way. The rich, descriptive language in the text and wonderfully detailed illustrations will hopefully inspire some fantastic work.

Phonics will continue daily as we prepare for our Phonic Screening in June.

In Maths we will be looking at place value in 2 digit numbers, partitioning intom tens/ones and simple addition and subtraction involving 2 digit numbers. We will revise number facts, such as pairs to 10 and doubles, and use these when adding 3 numbers. We will focus on weight and capacity, measuring and comparing using non-standard measures, collecting data and creating block graphs and tables. We will also continue to learn about halves and quarters as equal parts of a whole shape. Children will recognise 2/2=1, 4/4=1 and 2/4=1/2.  We will recognise coins to £2 and £5 and £10 notes and make equivalent amounts using coins, 

Topic work has a History focus this half term. We will be considering the question 'How do our favourite toys and games compare with those of children in the 1960s?' The decade of the 1960s presents an ideal period of history within living memory for pupils to compare with ways of life today. We will look at key events and people of the 1960s, both in the United Kingdom and globally, and explore the key historical concepts of continuity and change with young historians. The invention of the internet has led to a major change occurring in many toys and games and children will understand the contributions of the engineer and computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee. More details and a useful vocabulary list can be found in the History Knowledge Organiser below. 

In Science our topic focus is 'Materials'. The children will explore different materials and their properties. They will investigate properties of materials, planning and carrying out experiments to answer questions, such as, 'which material is best to make an umbrella?' The Science Knowledge Organiser contains more details in the link below.

Children will all be given 2 reading books per week and would all benefit from reading every night. Little and often is best! Homework and spellings will be sent out on Fridays to be handed in by the following Tuesday. We really appreciate your support in this matter. 

P.E. for Class 1 will be each Tuesday (Tennis) and Wednesday and the children should come into school wearing their P.E. kits on these days. 

Fruit snacks are available daily free of charge. Fairtrade cookies are sold by Year Six children on Wednesdays for 40p and toast is for sale on Fridays for 20p.

Please check the class page regularly for updates and photographs of what we have been getting up to in class. 

Each child should have their own login details for both Purple Mash and Active Learn. Both online learning platforms offer a great range of learning activities that children enjoy in school.

Remember if you want to contact us, please use the email address [email protected]

-Many thanks 

Mrs Blair and Mrs Dennehy

If you need an extra link to reading activities. The Learn Live Read Channel will feature one Live read every week day at 10.00. Here's the link!


Useful links

Active Learn Login

Purple Mash

Music Links

Mini Music Makers

RNSO music challenges

Stomp Style Body Percussion

Mental Health links:

Please also visit the school's dedicated mental health and well-being page for more information on where to get support.

Welcome to the Class One Learning Hub!

Click on the icons below which will take you straight to the website. The website will give you ideas and activities for their age related learning journey. We will add to this over time. Don't forget to look on Google Classroom for your latest activities!

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