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Year 1 2019-20

Welcome to Autumn 2!

This half-term our theme is 'Fire, Fire!' The main focus is history, learning about the Great Fire of London -an event beyond living memory. We will explore how and why it happened and discuss the change that came about as a result. We will carry out research using video clips, information books and written accounts from the diary of Samuel Pepys. We will compare London in 1666 to London now, paying particular attention to housing and fire safety measures.  

We will link our learning in other areas of the curriculum to our topic. We will listen to and make music with a time and travel theme. We will read fiction and non-fiction books linked to our topic and during guided reading sessions. We will continue to concentrate on neat handwriting, finger spaces, full stops and capital letters. 



The children have 2 sessions per week. These 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. It is expected that tasks on Spelling Shed are completed at least 3 x times a week. Spelling Shed will feature activities linked to the weekly spelling lists and phase 3/ phase 5 phonics. 

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 - gymnastics (indoor)
Wednesday Change library books

P.E - multi-skills (outdoor)

Spelling test and new spelling list given out




Year 1 Parents Evening


Due to Mrs Smith leaving at the end of this half term, we have decided that the best thing for the children would be to hold our parents evening early. We can offer the following dates:


Tuesday 26th November 3 pm - 6 pm with Mrs Smith

Thursday 28th November 3 pm - 6 pm with Miss Shedlow


We have tried hard to find a date that we can both attend but sadly, this has not been possible. Please be assured that all information from parents evening will be shared between us to ensure a smooth transtion after Christmas.


Please also note that recruitment for Mrs Smith's replacement is underway and that as soon as we know more we will let you know.

Some Year 1 events for your diary...


Tuesday 26th 3- 6pm Parents Evening

Thursday 28th 3- 6pm Parents Evening


Wednesday 11th December - 9.15 am - KS1 Christmas Performance

Wednesday 11th December - 2 pm - KS1 Christmas Performance


Monday 16th December - visit to St James' Church and Christmas lunch


Thursday 19th December - Year 1 & 2 Christmas Party


Show and Tell Rota -

Tuesday 5th Nov = Green Group

Monday 11th Nov = Purple Group

Monday 18th Nov = Orange Group

Monday 25th Nov = Green Group

Monday 2nd Dec = Purple Group

Monday 9th Dec = Orange Group

Mon 16th Dec = Green Group

Mon 6th Jan = Purple Group

Mon 13th Jan = 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.


Year 1 Firework Poem


On Wednesday 6th November we created our very own whole class poem. First we discussed what a poem is and then looked at some examples of poems about Bonfire night. After watching a firework display on video we came up with as many describing words as we could and used these to write our poem altogether. We then had lots of fun learning our poem using actions. See the poem and video below. 



Shiny, smoky and multi-coloured.

Watch them shoot in to the sky.

Poumf! Bang! Boom!

Hear them explode in to the sky.

Red, pink and purple.

I love fireworks.


By Year 1 – 06.05.19


Still image for this video

9-10-19 - Kakatsitsi Master Drummers from Ghana

7.10.19 - We had fun making our clay models today.

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!