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Books we are reading in class this term include: 

      Man on the Moon: a day in the life of Bob (Bartram, Simon Series):  Amazon.co.uk: Bartram, Simon, Bartram, Simon: 9781840114911: Books


Last updated 19.04.21


Gardening Lesson 28.04.21

On Wednesday 28.4.21 Year 1 will be having a Gardening Day. Please wear uniforms as usual. You may want to bring shoes that can get muddy and an extra jumper/layer to wear over your uniform. We provide gardening gloves.

  • PE Lessons

This year, children should come to school in their PE kit on the days they have PE to minimise the things we are bringing into school. See the timetable below for the days of the week where we are having PE. 

Cherries - Monday (indoor PE) and Friday (outdoor PE) 

Pears - Monday (indoor PE) & Tuesday (outdoor PE)

  • Books for Year 1

Here is a list of 50 books that are recommended reads for Year 1. We are collecting the books on this list so if you have any that are no longer wanted, please send them into school. 

50 Reads for Year 1

  • Home Learning

Please check the 'Home Learning' table below for suggestions about how to support your children's learning at home. 

Calendar/ Key dates

01.04.21 - Last day of Spring term


Please see attached a link to the Belmont handwriting guidelines to enable you to support your children practising letter formation at home. 

Belmont Handwriting Guidelines

You may find the following link useful. It shows animations of how each cursive letter can be formed. Clicking on an individual letter opens that letter in a full size screen.

Cursive letter formation 

  • Phonics

If you are not confident with supporting your children to use phonics in their reading, please see the link below. It allows you to see the written representation and hear the sounds made by all the different single letters or groups of letters (digraphs and trigraphs). Please bear in mind that there will always be some exceptions and that phonics will not work for every single word. You may find other areas of the website useful too.

Oxford Owl - Phonics sounds 

  • Maths

The website on the link below provides a whole range of activities that will help support and consolidate the learning that the children will do in class. They are also great fun and the children really enjoy them too. They cover lots of Maths areas such as ordering, place value, addition, subtraction etc.

Topmarks Maths activities 



Home Learning:


15-20 minutes daily.

Ensure that your child is using their phonic strategies to read unfamiliar words and always ask some questions to check their understanding when they have read the book.

Key words/ Spelling 

Please can you begin to look at 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.

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 Project



General Routines:

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

Outdoor PE for Cherries

Children need a full Belmont PE kit that is labelled

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


Autumn Topic - Our Island

Our Summer topic is Mother Nature

Our Word Aware list is available on the following link:

Year 1 Summer Word Aware grid - Mother Nature

Learning Tree

Y1 Summer Learning Tree

Learning this week:
  • 'On The Way Home' by Jill Murphy.


  • Measurement - Number and place value - counting to 100
Learning next week: