Year 1

Week Beginning 8th April

Our key learning this week: 

English: We will be writing a diary entry imagining we are an astronaut on a mission into space. 

Maths: We will be beginning to look at the value of different coins then moving onto adding different amounts. 

RE: We will be talking about change, why we need change and changes we have experienced. 

Science: We will be looking at classification of animals. 

Art: We will be using the painting Starry Night by Van Gogh to inspire our own artwork. 

Topic:  We will be studying where we live and thinking about the places which make up the United Kingdom. 

Year 1 had a fantastic time on world book with a variety of characters coming through the door! Everyone put in a huge effort with their costume and it was fantastic to see the children discuss their favourite stories with such enthusiasm. Thank you to parents who helped with the costumes!


Please can all children have trainers and PE kit in school everyday. 

Children need swimming kit in school every Tuesday. 

Every Tuesday - Swimming 

Friday 12th April - School ends @ 2.30

Monday 29th April - School Opens 


Our topic for Advent 1 is Me, Myself and I, You can find our topic web for this here.

Our topic for Advent 2 is Toys. You can find our topic web for this here. 

Our topic for Lent 1 is Space. You can find our topic web for this here.

We will be continuing our Space Topic through Lent 2. You can find our topic web for this here. 

Must do at home, please: (reviewed termly) 

By the end of keystage 1 children are expected to be able to read and spell these words.  

Please ensure children are reading at least 3 times a week at home and that this is recorded in their reading record.

Please use this bookmark your children have to support their reading. Click here to view online.

There is also a useful booklet to help support your child's reading at home here.

Additional ways to support your child/book lists:

Please click here for worksheets to help with formation of letters to practice with your child at home. 

Homework Expectations – Year 1 

Homework will be set every Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. Pupils are expected to complete all set tasks. 

Additionally, children must read and record their reading in their diaries at least three times each week. 

Work in their homework books is expected to be of the same standard as work in school, with neat handwriting, diagrams in pencil and care take to include appropriate punctuation and good spelling.

House points will be awarded for good work each week. 

We had a great time during Art Week creating our own images based on Kandinsky. The children learnt lots about Kandinsky and his work. We talked about what inspired him and what sort of paintings he liked to create. 

If you would like to purchase your child's art work for a donation please let Miss Wilkinson know.