Year 1

Week Beginning 14th October

Our key learning this week: 

Phonics sounds this week: ear (hear) air (hair), ure (sure), er (letter), 

English: We will be writing our own stories loosely  based on the three little pigs.

Maths: We will begin to look at addition using the part part whole method.

Science: We will finish our topic of materials by making houses and testing them.

RE: We will be finishing our topic on Families with our end of topic liturgy. 

Topic: Our topic is called 'The World in Our Hands'. To begin with we will focus on our immediate location including school. 

Art: We will be using natural objects to create some art outside. 

Please you make sure your child is reading a minimum of 3 times a week at home please. This will ensure their fluency and comprehension continues to improve. 



Give it Back Afternoon

The children in year 1 and 2 had a super afternoon giving back to their school environment. The children have been looking at their immediate environment as part of their topic 'The World in Our Hands'. The children have been working to develop ideas linked to how they would like to improve the school.

As part of their homework children were asked to produce something which we could add to improve the environment. Children produced a range of items including: bug hotels, bird feeders, decorative stones and plant pots. 

The children did lots of jobs including cleaning, weeding and sorting to improve our outdoor area. Everyone had a fun-filled time and got stuck in. 

Pirate ships spotted at English Martyrs

After being inspired by play of Treasure Island, year 1 decided to design and make some pirate ships. We used a range of junk modelling materials including cardboard and plastic to build them and then we tested them out on the water to see whose would float and make a good ship. 

Luckily there was plenty of water about after all the rain we have had! 

Messages and Key Dates: 

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

If you have any old newspapers at home please can you bring them into school for an art project. 

We always welcoming junk modelling material. Anything smaller than a shoe box is fantastic! 

Friday 18th October - Harvest Liturgy @ 9.45 and School closes at 3.15pm

Monday  4th November - School Opens

Thursday 7th November - Hunstanton Trip leaving school @ 8am

Monday 11th November and Wednesday 13th November - Parents evenings 

WB Monday 18th November - Judaism week

Monday 9th December & Tuesday 10th December - EYFS and KS1 Christmas Play @ 6pm

Friday 20th December - School ends @ 2.30pm 

Topic - The World in Our Hands

During advent 1 and 2 our whole school topic will be linked to our environment around us. We will begin by thinking about our school environment, then our local environment before thinking about the UK and the seas around it. We will be going on a trip to Hunstanton to visit the Sealife Centre and learn about plastic in the sea and ocean. Click here to view our project map for more information. 

Click here for a knowledge organiser which shows all the information we are hopeful the children will learn.

Must do at home, please: (reviewed termly) 

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

Click here for a link to our phonics knowledge organiser for parents.

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.

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. 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.

Children are expected to be able to read and spell these words by the end of year 1. 

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. 

Please follow this link which will take you through to the Oxford Owls website which gives a good overview of what to expect in year 1.