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Year 1 2019-20

Some Year 1 events for your diary...


Show and Tell Rota - 

Monday 16th Sep = Green Group

Monday 23rd Sep = Purple Group

Monday 30th Sep = Orange Group


This is on a three week cycle and will continue in this order. If you are unsure of which group your child is in please don't hesitate to ask.


Wednesday 18th September - Meet the teacher welcome meeting - start time of 5 pm


Monday 21st October - Year 1 Art Exhibition - start time of 2.30 pm - Year 1 will be showing off their art creations from this half term


We've had a great first week in Year 1. Here we are making our 'Rainbow Collages' to hang in the classroom... Amazing team work!

Welcome to Year 1

We hope you have had a fun and relaxing summer and that you are full of energy and enthusiasm as we start Year 1 together!

This half-term our theme is 'Penguins, Possums and Pigs.' The main focus is Science, learning about the bodies, food and homes of different animals. We will carry out research using video clips and information books and classify animals, using scientific vocabulary such as habitat, herbivore, and amphibian. Where in the world do these animals live? We will use a range of maps and globes to find hot and cold countries and to identify the Equator.

We will link our learning in other areas of the curriculum to our topic. We will listen to and make animal-themed music and perform animal dancing. We will read fiction and non-fiction books about animals and write non-chronological reports about our favourite animals. We will continue to concentrate on neat handwriting, finger spaces, full stops and capital letters. 



The children will have 2 sessions per week. These will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please can children ensure that they have both indoor and outdoor kits in school at all times. 



Year 1 homework is to read daily and practise spellings. Soon into the new term, children will be given weekly spelling lists to learn for a test on a Friday. In addition, they will be expected to complete spelling tasks on Spelling Shed (an online programme) at least 3 x times a week. Please watch out for details!

Fun, creative homework ideas linked to the half-termly topic are suggested below. Any extra work that the children do will be warmly welcomed, praised and shared with others.


Monday Show and Tell
Tuesday P.E - dance (indoor)

P.E - ball skills (outdoor)

Spelling test and new spelling list given out