Year 1 2023 - 2024

Mrs Dennehy

Mrs Blair


Welcome to Class 1


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Spring Term 2   2023-24

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

We will start with a D&T project in the first week back. This will be based on our English book from last half term, 'The Lion Inside'. Children will design and make a moving picture, using both wheel and level mechanisms.

Our English work will be based on the wonderful picture book, 'The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth', by Ellie Hattie and Karl James Mountford. We will enter a magical world where dinosaurs and knights come to life in this fact-filled, lift-the-flap caper! It's midnight in the museum and there's a mammoth on the loose! The rich, descriptive language in the text and wonderfully detailed illustrations will hopefully inspire some fantastic work.

Phonics will continue daily and sounds covered will be sent home weekly for practise.

In Maths we will be looking at place value in 2 digit numbers, simple addition and subtraction, and counting in patterns of 2,5 and 10. We will focus on pairs of numbers that make 20 and finding 10 more/less than a given number up to 100. We will also learn doubles to 10, odd/even numbers and halves/quarters as equal parts of a whole. We will investigate time and work on telling the time to the hour and half past.

Topic work has a Geography focus this half term. We will be considering the question 'What is the geography of where I live?' This investigation focuses on the immediate vicinity of the school and the pupils’ homes and then extends to encompass the local area. In order to establish key concepts and understanding, it is important with young geographers to begin with the known and familiar and then to extend to less well-known contexts. The enquiry combines the application of the digital content of two GIS programmes, Google Earth and Digi-map. More details and a useful vocabulary list can be found in the Geography 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 (dance) 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

-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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