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Year 1

Welcome back Year 1! Its been a lovely first week back and I am thrilled that the children have come back determined and eager to learn!

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8:45am – 8:55am


Start time - Gates open

8:55am – 9:05am


Morning work and Yoga

9:05am – 9:35am



9:350am – 10.35am



10:40am – 10:55am



10:55am – 11:45am



12:00pm – 1:00pm



1:00pm – 1:30pm


TT Rockstars

1:30pm – 3:20pm


Foundation Subject (History, Geography, PSHE, Science, RE, PE, Art, Music, Spanish, Computing)





Learning within the classroom

Alongside myself this half term will be Mrs Harding who works Monday – Wednesday and teaches music, R.E and Spanish on a Tuesday.  Mrs Aartse_Tuyn will teach an extra PE session, therefore the children will need to be in their P.E kids Mondays and Fridays. 

Our topics this term are:

English – We will be looking at the text 'Where the Wild Things Are', the children will be writing non-chronological reports regarding their own 'Wild Thing'. We will continue to develop vocabulary, secure spellings alongside phonics everyday. 

Maths – We will be looking closely at  weight, volume and division, we will be securing our 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables. Every Friday we have a test where the children are given 3 minutes to answer as many times tables as possible. I encourage all children to access ‘TT Rock Stars’ at home, the children know their username and password. 

Science – Our topic for this half term is 'plants'. We will be planting vegetables, exploring the life cycle of flowers and investigating different types of trees. 

History – Our topic this half term is 'explorers Children learn about the explorations of Ibn Battuta, an explorer who lived around 700 years ago and about Matthew Henson, a famous polar explorer who may have been the first man to step foot on the North Pole. They compare Matthew Henson’s polar exploration to a much more recent exploration by Felicity Aston, the first person to walk across Antarctica alone on skis using her own power. The lesson about Neil Armstrong, the space explorer, looks, not only at his achievements, but asks the children to explore if it is right that Neil Armstrong should be remembered more than the others involved in the Apollo 11 mission

P.E - Our PE day is Monday and Friday each week. Please ensure that children are coming to school in their PE kit that day.



In Year 1, homework will go out on a Tuesday and will be handed in the following Tuesday. In each piece of homework, there will be spellings practice, the children  will also have a Maths or English task to complete.

Alongside Homework, there are lots of different websites they can be accessing.

  • Times Tables Rock Stars
  • RMEasiMaths
  • ActiveLearn
  • Purple Mash


Please familiarise yourselves with our uniform policy. This consists of black shoes (not trainers), black or grey trousers/ skirts, a blue or green polo top, a navy jumper or cardigan with the school logo. If children have their ears pierced, they must be studs only and need to be removed for PE. Hair dye that is of a unnatural colour is not part of our uniform policy.



As a parent or carer, you can play a key role in helping your child to stay safe online. Take a look at these resources on how you can support your child to use the internet safely, responsibility and positively.



In year 1 we love to sing as it helps us remember important learning. Here are the links to access the songs we sing in school.

Times tables - 2’s - The 2 Times Table Song (version 1) - YouTube

3’s 3 Times Tables - Have Fun Learning! - YouTube

5’s The Counting by Fives Song | Counting Songs | Scratch Garden - YouTube

10’s 10 TIME TABLES "ROCK" - YouTube


Parts of a plant - Roots, Stem, Leaves, Flower | Parts of a Plant Song | Parts of a Flower Song - YouTube


Counting backwards from 20 - Count Down From 20 to 1 | Super Simple Songs - YouTube


Spanish/French/Japanese counting - "Counting to 10" Song in Four Languages! Kids Learn to Count 1 to 10. Numbers Song, Kids Songs - YouTube


Days of the week - Days Of The Week Addams Family (Parody) | Fun songs for Big Kids, Preschoolers and Toddlers - YouTube


Months of the year - Months of the Year Song | Song for Kids | The Singing Walrus - YouTube


Classifying animals - Animal Song - YouTube