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Year 1 - ( 1KR & 1AR)

Welcome to Year 1

Welcome back after half term! We hope you all had a lovely break; it was so nice to see all of the children again. All of the children have made such a positive start to the new half term.

To start with, we would like to welcome Mrs. Dance to our Year 1 team. She will be taking over Miss Rose’s Chameleon class. I know she is looking forward to getting to know all of the children and their families.

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Let’s Celebrate!

This term we shall be learning all about celebrations.

We shall begin by learning more about how and why people celebrate bonfire night. Then we shall begin thinking about other things that are celebrated here and around the world. Our key books for this topic are non - fiction books: The Gunpowder Plot and Cele bration Food. We shall also share the story book The Jolly Postman. As part of this topic we shall be tasting and making some food that would be eaten at different celebrations. Please let the class teacher know if your child has any allergies or intolera nces as soon as possible.

The children will be doing lots of reading and writing of non - fiction texts during this topic, including writing an information pages, instructions and recipes. We are also hoping to go on a visit to a church later on this half term.

We would love it if your child would like to bring in and share anything special they have about celebrations. This could be a photograph, a card or an object. Please s peak to the teacher first.


Book Bags

Please can you make sure your child’s book bag is in school each day. Books are changed on different days now so it is important that their book bag and reading books come in to us each day.


Spelling books are collected in on T hursday a nd new spe llings are given out on Friday.

PE Kits

Please make sure PE kits are in school. We have PE every Monday.

Year 1 Apps


It is great to see so many children using Mathletics at home. Please let us know if you need any help using this. It is a great way to work on number skills!

Marvellous Me

This APP is great for keeping up to date with what is happening at school. Let us know if you need help getting started with it.

Reading – The more you practice, the better you get!

Reading really is one of the most important things that children learn when they are at school. The amount of extra practice they get at this has a huge impact on their progress and confidence at reading. Children will all each be given a reading book to take home and share. This book should be a book they can comfortably read so that they can focus on enjoying the book, and hopefully develop a love of reading! You can swap their reading book as many times as you like throughout the week, either ask your child to do so or help them to do so at the end of the day. Children will also be able to take home a story book from the classroom each week to share with an adult. We would love it if you could read the story to your child and talk about what happens. Thursday afternoons are focussed on reading, so this is when children will change their books.

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