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Mrs Stevens - Kittiwake Class
Mrs Davis - Kittiwake Class
Mrs Revell - Robin Class
Mrs Higgins - Robin Class



A huge thank you for all of the work, photos and videos that have been uploaded to the children's portfolios on class Dojo. It has been amazing to see what the children have been getting up to.


Please find below some suggestions of activities and projects you may wish to complete over the next two weeks. These ideas have been put together to inspire you with things you might like to do to fill some of your days, but please do not feel you have to complete all or any of them. The most important thing this Easter holiday is to stay safe, have fun and fill your home with love and laughter to get through these strange and unprecedented weeks ahead of us.


We will continue to upload regular story readings to class Dojo.


Take care and stay safe


Mrs Stevens, Mrs Davis and Mrs Revell .smiley


Please use the document below to access a selection of different online resources available to support home learning. We will also be adding ideas and suggestions of different activities you might like to try onto our class dojo page. 


                   YEAR 1 SPRING TERM

Welcome back to school. We hope you all had a marvellous Christmas holidays.


This half term the Geography topic is all about AFRICA.


We are looking forward to starting this on Friday 10th January

when we will welcome our visitor Kwame to school.



          Ready to Learn for the Spring Term



PE days will continue to be Tuesday ( outside) and Friday ( inside)



This half term the children will be learning games which involve how to send and retrieve different size balls. 


This half term the children will be learning how to do dance based on our African unit of work.



Your child must have their own water bottle in school every day because  we are trying to reduce plastic waste.  


Library will continue to be on a Wednesday afternoon. Please return the books each week.



Please listen to your child read every day for 10 minutes. Look out for the Phonics Home Learning in your child's book bag on a Friday.


2019 - 2019 - Letters & documents for Year 1

Welcome to Year 1


Welcome back from the summer and welcome to Key Stage 1! We hope your children are looking forward to the exciting learning we will be enjoying together this year.


This half term our topic is ‘Superheroes’ and lots of our learning will be linked to this theme.




In English, we will be reading the books ‘Supertato’ by Sue Hendra and ‘Superhero ABC’ by Bob McLeod. These books provide us with hooks into writing in lots of different ways including writing simple sentences, captions, speech bubbles, signs and labels. Throughout our English lessons this half term, we will be focussing on remembering to use finger spaces between words and learning where and when to use a capital letter and full stop correctly.


In Year 1, we will be introducing the children to writing their letters using cursive script. The children will have regular opportunities to develop their fine motor skills and practise their handwriting.



Phonics is a very important part of Year 1 and the children will experience daily phonics lessons in addition to lots of other opportunities throughout the day to rehearse and apply their phonic knowledge. We will continue to use the Read Write Inc scheme the children are familiar with from Year R. This half term we will continue to recap the Set 1 and Set 2 sounds the children have already learned and then rehearse using the correct sounds within our reading and writing.



In Maths, we will continue to build on skills learned in Year R. This half term we will be focussing on place value. This will include counting to ten, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number. We will also be counting, reading and writing numbers to 10 in numerals and words. We will also be exploring and how to Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least. We will also be learning how to identify one more or one less than a given number.






In Science, we will be learning to identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense. We will also be using our senses when we explore using and drawing fruit in our DT and Art lessons.


As part of our learning about the seasons, we will also be finding out what happens to our special tree in the Year 1 garden throughout the year. This will include observing and recording the changes we notice to both the tree and the weather throughout the each term.




Both classes have PE on a Tuesday and a Friday.

In Year 1, we try to have an indoor and an outdoor PE session. Please make sure your child has a complete PE kit, including trainers or plimsoles to go outside. It is important that all items are named so that we can return any misplaced clothes or shoes to the right child. This half term, we will be focussing on ball skills outside and moving in different ways inside.



This half term we will be creating self portraits, which links to our learning about the body and senses in Science. We will also be learning how to create an observational drawing of different fruit and vegetables.



The children will be learning how to log on to the laptops and will be introduced to how to stay safe on the computers and internet.



Using their senses the children will be exploring fruit and vegetables and learning about where different vegetables and fruits come from. The children will then design and make their own superhero fruit kebabs.



The children will be learning about how bread is used as symbol, this will include the children making their own bread.