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We have been enjoying the following books of the month in KS1:


           September                                October                             November

    Image result for space tortoise   Image result for where the wild things are


             January                                 February

Image result for gordons great escape     

Last updated 14.02.20


Year One have had a very busy start to the year. The children have thoroughly enjoyed Forest Schools and STEM Week as well as all the other learning opportunities they have been given. We hope you all have a relaxing and enjoyable half term break.

The Year One team 




There are no spellings for half term. We will continue with our spelling tests when we return after half term..


Our Spring topic is 'Our Island'. Please scroll down to see our new Word Aware list for this topic. 

Please see the link below for the Year 1 House colours

Year 1 House Colours


As you may be aware, Belmont have introduced a new handwriting scheme.Here is a link to the new handwriting guidelines to enable you to support your children practising letter formation at home. 

Belmont Handwriting Guidelines


Welcome to KS1 2019 Letter

Common exception words Y1 & Y2


Calendar/ Key dates

17th-21st February - Half Term

2nd - 6th March - Book Week

Tues 17th March and Wed 25th March - Parents' Evening

Wednesday 18th/Thursday 19th March - Presentation to parents

w.b. 23rd March - Creative Home Learning due in

Tues 31st March - Class photos

Wednesday 1st April - Trip to the Golden Hinde

Last day of term - Friday 3rd April





Monday Indoor PE Children need a full Belmont PE kit that is labelled
Tuesday Outdoor PE for Pears Children need a full Belmont PE kit that is labelled
Thursday Forest School - Cherries

Forest School - Pears

Outdoor PE for Cherries

Children need a full Belmont PE kit that is labelled


Home Learning 

Please see the link below for Creative Home Learning this term.

Year 1 Spring Creative Home Learning

For further information about Home Learning and ideas on how to support your child please click here


Daily (15-20 mins)

Reading Records must be brought into school every Monday to be checked. It may be that the Reading Record is checked more than once during the week.  Children are able to change their reading book whenever they need to. 

Children may also borrow books from the Infant Library. We encourage the children to share their library book with an adult at home as well.

Key words/ Spelling 

Please can you regularly revisit the Year 1 Common Exception Words with your child to ensure that they can read and spell them correctly. It would also be useful to begin looking at the Year 2 Common Exception Word list in advance of the children beginning Year 2. Also it would be helpful if you could make sure that your children practice how to spell their surnames as well as using capital and lowercase letters correctly in their first name.

Common exception words Y1 & Y2

Number Facts and Times Tables

It would be useful if the children could be given opportunities at home to practice the following key maths skills: number formation, spelling number words up to 20, number recognition up to 100, counting forwards and backwards, recognising one more or one less of a given number, adding and subtracting single and two digit numbers, and doubles up to 20.

Creative Home Learning



Spring Topic - Our Island

Our spring term topic is 'Our Island'.

Our Word Aware list is available on the following link:

Our Island Word Aware list

 Learning Tree

Year 1 Spring Learning Tree 2020


Learning this week:


STEM related activities 



STEM related activities 


Learning next week:
English  HALF TERM