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Year 1 2017 - 2018

Miss Stilgoe

Mrs Robinson


Welcome back after the Easter break; we hope that you have had a lovely time with all of your family. This year your teachers will be Miss Stilgoe and your HLTA is Mrs Robinson.


PE will be on a Wednesday and Thursday. All children will need to bring back in their labelled kit, which should stay in school at all times. We will send home the children’s kit each half term to get washed. If your child is unable to take part in PE for medical reasons please let us know so we can plan an alternative PE activity for them.

Homework, Spellings and Reading

Homework will be sent home on Fridays. Each week we will send home a Learning Log task and a piece of Numeracy. Homework is due back by the following Wednesday.

Spellings will be sent home every Friday and will be in a separate Spelling/Phonics Book. Please practice with your child over the weekend. We will test spellings every Friday.

Please read with your child as often as possible. We will change your child’s reading book and read with them in ‘Guided Reading’. Please keep the reading book and yellow reading diary in their book bag and send it in every day. Mrs Dadd will change reading books on Tuesdays and Thursday.

Where in the world should Sunny live? Our topic this term is based on the story of Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett, we will be researching the climates of different continents around the world and identifying their physical features in order to find the ideal home for Sunny the Meerkat to live.

In English we will be focusing on the text Meerkat Mail to help us to plan, write and edit our own text in a range of genres. This term we will be writing our own recounts, stories, poems and information texts. The skills we will be teaching are planning, writing, drafting, editing and reading aloud our work. Our grammar focus will include conjunctions, expanded noun phrases, present and past progressive verbs and we will learn about different sentence forms (statement, question, command, and exclamation).

In Maths we will be learning to add and subtract numbers using concrete objects, pictorial reps and mentally (incl 2 digit and ones, 2 digit and 10s, 3 one digit numbers). The children will solve simple problems involving addition, subtraction, and place value and number facts. We will continue onto simple multiplication and division using pictures, arrays, repeated addition/subtraction moving to formal methods.

In Geography we will be comparing where we live with other continents around the world. We will use maps and the globes to study what makes an area hot or cold and we will discuss the proximity some of the continents in relation to the equator. We will look at the weather of these continents as well as some of their physical features and the wildlife that can be found here.

In P.E we will be doing a dance unit based on Jungle Fever. We will learn how to repeat simple skills and actions with increasing control and coordination and perform a sequence. In Games children will refine skills for sending and receiving a ball.

In Science we will be learning about how to keep fit and healthy. We will be looking at exercise and discussing why it is important, as well as other factors which help us to grow and survive. We will be looking at the different food groups and will be discussing which foods are healthy and unhealthy.

In R.E we will be learning about Jesus’ early life. We will be looking at Judaism and we will be researching other religious celebrations such as Hannukah.

In Computing we will be word processing and learning about E-Safety.

We are really looking forward to teaching Y1 this term and can not wait to get started with all the exciting work which we have planned.

Miss Stilgoe


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