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Year 1 2017 - 2018

Miss Stilgoe

Mrs Robinson



Welcome back to Year 1. We hope that you have had lots of fun over the summer holidays and are ready to continue learning. This year your teachers will be Miss Stilgoe and Mrs Robinson (HLTA).


PE will be on a Wednesday and Thursday each week. The children will need to have a PE kit with their names clearly labelled inside. The kit should consist of a white t-shirt and black/white shorts with black pumps. We will send the kit home to be washed half termly. Please bring in a labelled water bottle which can be filled with fresh water every day. If your child is unable to take part in PE for medical reasons please let us know so that we can plan an alternative PE activity for them.

Homework, Spellings and Reading

Homework will be sent home on Fridays and is due in by the following Wednesday. Each week we will send home a Learning Log task as well as a Numeracy and Phonics homework which will be closely linked to the Read Write Inc (RWI) scheme that we follow in school.

Please read with your child as often as possible, every day if you can. A simple comment in your child’s yellow diary to let us know how they are getting along would be great e.g. Did they enjoy the story? Could they retell the story to you? How well are they blending together the sounds? The more practice your child gets at reading, the quicker they will become fluent. We will change your child’s reading book and read with them at least once a week. Please keep the reading book and yellow reading diary in their book bag and send it in every day.


Snacks and water - Children are encouraged to help themselves to their water bottles throughout the day. Please remind them to fill these up daily using the water cooler or refill at home. We also have fruit available at playtime as a free morning snack. In addition to this, children can bring in their own healthy snack from home if they choose to. There is also toast and juice on-sale during morning break if you feel that your child is able to manage a small amount of money independently.

Uniform - Please label each item of your child's clothing to prevent any items being lost.


This term children will be going on a visit to two of the local parks in Elton.



During our topic lesson’s we will be studying toys and how they have changed throughout History. We will be looking at the toys that our Grandparents would have played with in comparison to our favourite toys today. So, if you have any old or unusual toys at home we would love to see them.


In English we will be continuing to learn through a talk for writing approach. We will kick start our learning by using the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears as a context for narrative writing. The children will write poetry and persuasive letters as well as producing their own stories set in familiar settings. The stories Toys in Space and Traction Man by Mini Grey will be our focus and will link into our topic of toys, we will also write labels, lists and captions to create information texts about our local area.

In maths we we will be counting forwards and backward from any number. We will be reading and writing numbers to 10 and identifying one more and one less. We will be using number bonds to solve one step addition and subtraction problems. We will recognise and name common 2D and 3D shapes. We will describe position, direction and movement.

In Science we will focus on seasonal change- tracking weather and the changes in plants. Our main topic is Materials. We will name and identify the properties of different common materials and conduct an experiment to consider the suitability of materials to create a toy boat.

In P.E we will be developing a variety of skills for different invasion games. Children will continue to learn sequence for a dance which will have a toys theme.

In Re children will be learning about the Christian story of Creation. The children will learn about the Christian sacrament of baptism and the Story of Christmas.

In Art we will learn how to create print works and paintings in the style of Pieter Bruegel and LS Lowry.

In DT we will be designing and making our own puppets as well as creating our own story books with sliding levers.


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Elton Primary School

School Lane, Elton
Chester, Cheshire CH2 4LT

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