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Welcome to Year 1 2017-2018

Year 1 Team: Mrs Cartwright, Mrs Bond, Mrs Reid.

Mrs Findlow, Mrs Knibb, Miss Spink and Mrs Gillingham.


Welcome to the Year 1 page.

We look forward to sharing many special memories and learning experiences with you through this page.

Rose Hill Art Project - Mood Boards for Community Helpers and NHS/ Hill Walking and Landscapes 

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Newsletter - Spring 2018

Earhart Class - taught by Mrs Cartwright and Mrs Bond

Attenborough Class - taught by Mrs Reid

Spring Term



Topic: Our main topic is 'Plop!'  We will learn about the water cycle, what we use water for, weather reports and researching rainproof materials.  We will also be performing a rain dance and listening to pieces of music related to water.  As part of our topic, 'Plop!', we will be visiting The Blue Planet Aquarium to learn more about sea creatures such as sharks, starfish and stingrays!   


English Focus: We will be linking our literacy to our topic, so will be focusing on fiction and non-fiction books about water.  We will also be writing in different text types, including writing stories, explanations, posters and persuasive letters.  


Phonics: We will continue our daily Phonics classes in which we will consolidate learning and practise new sounds. 


Maths Focus: This term we will be focusing on understanding number and place value.  We will be rehearsing our number bonds to 10 and 20 and practising our 'learn its' during our weekly 'Big Maths' lessons.  We will be linking our maths to our topic, so will be calculating capacity using different containers and producing our own rain gauge.   

Things to help at home:


· Read every night

· Practise reading and spelling key words

· Practise ‘Learn its’

· Help your child to learn number bonds to 10 and 20

· Support your child with their 2s, 5s and 10 times table

· Homework is due in on Wednesday every week.  New homework is sent out on a Friday

· Encourage your child to place their reading book and record in the tray on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday - when books are routinely  

  changed and on a Tuesday or Thursday if they have finished their book(s) and need it / them changing