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Last updated: 15.02.19



Year 1 are always very grateful for donations of bread-sticks and rice cakes. Please can we highlight the importance of reading for Key Stage One children. It is really helpful for your children's progress if they read at home regularly with an adult.


Forest Schools

After half term our timetable is changing to include Forest Schools. Your child was given a letter and accompanying leaflet on Friday 15th February. Please ensure that you sign the permission slip and return it to the class teacher when the children return after half term. Pears will be doing their Forest Schools learning on Wednesday afternoons and Cherries will be doing theirs on Friday afternoons. Please make sure to let the class teacher know if you have not received the letter. 



 Calendar/ Key dates

School Diary

 Half term - week beginning 18th February



Welcome to KS1 Letter 2018


Home Learning

Recent and extensive educational research has found that homework for primary aged children has minimal impact unless it reinforces learning and regularly allows children to rehearse and practise skills and facts e.g. times tables and spellings.


Creative Home Learning 

Year 1 Spring 2019 Creative Home Learning



Children are expected to read at home regularly (at least 10 - 15 minutes daily) and to discuss their reading with an adult at home to develop language and comprehension.  Reading Record books 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.  Also children may borrow books from the Infant Library. We encourage the children to share their library book with an adult at home as well.

Helping your child with reading 2017-18

Nurturing young readers

Reading with your child in Key Stage 1


Spring Topic - Our Island

Please see the attached vocabulary list for our new topic. This list is part of a new initiative called Word Aware that we are using in school. We thought it would be helpful to share this list with you so that you can use some of these words at home when discussing the topic. If your child speaks a different language at home it would be helpful to discuss and translate these words using your home language. We may need to add to this list during the topic as new words are introduced. 

Topic Vocabulary List Spring 2019


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. 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.


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.


Year 1 Maths Calculation Policy


Learning this week:


This week we have had an RE focus looking at the importance of water in some religions.


We have been using repeated addition and the multiplication symbol to solve problems.



Learning after Half Term:


 We will be introducing our new story, On The Way Home by Jill Murphy.


 We will be looking at finding a half and a quarter of a quantity or number.


Year 1 Spring Learning Tree