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Last updated: 15.01.19



The children have settled in well after the Christmas break and are enjoying our new topic, Our Island. Cherries class are running low on snacks so we would be grateful if you could send in some breadsticks 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.

Year one PE lessons are on Mondays and Thursdays for Pears and Mondays and Fridays for Cherries but it is helpful to have a PE kit in school every day as these lessons may be subject to change at times. 


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.


Y1 Autumn Term 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


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, 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:


Traditional Tales - Jack and the Beanstalk. Retelling and adjective work.


Number and Place Value - doubles, number bonds and finding a half.



 Learning next week:


 Traditional Tales - Jack and the Beanstalk. Retelling the story and adjective work.


 Number - addition and subtraction.


Year 1 Spring Learning Tree