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Welcome to our Year 1 Class Page!

We hope that you will find our page useful to help you and your child enjoy a successful journey through Year 1!

Mrs Geals, Mrs Burton & Miss Kilminster.

This Half Term we will be focussing on many interesting and exciting subjects.



Our Topic will be 'Get Out of My Swamp!' which is a brilliant topic based on Fairy Tales and Traditional Tales, which will encourage the children to explore different areas of the curriculum linked to Fairy Tales.

They will be finding out what a swamp is and creating an imaginary fact file for a swamp creature. They will be looking at maps and working out how to navigate through Far, Far Away. They will be learning all about different materials and which ones would be best to build a house for the three pigs and also which ones would make the best roof to keep out the rain! The children will be given the opportunity to create a natural material sculpture. Finally, we will be following instructions to make and decorate gingerbread men.

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In Literacy, we will be looking at different fairy tales and producing lots of amazing writing based on them. We will be reading Jack and The Beanstalk, The Gingerbread Man and The Three Little Pigs.

We will be writing descriptions of characters, including producing 'Wanted' Posters and 'Missing' posters'. We will be retelling stories, learning new and interesting story language and eventually looking at simple play scripts and acting out scenes from the books.

We will be writing non-fiction recounts and silly poems to make us laugh.

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In numeracy we will be learning our bonds to 10 and 20, counting in 2's, 5's and 10's, and counting on from different numbers.

We will be learning how to count reliably, read our numbers, write our numbers and working out one more and one less. We will be learning how to add and subtract and work with money.

Our shape, space and measure topic will be finding out all about length, 2D shapes and position.

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This half term, our Science topic will be all about animals. We will be recognising pets and wild animals. We will be comparing reptiles, birds, fish and amphibians.  We will be thinking about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. Mrs Geals will bring in her hamster 'Spike' for the children to take care of during the last week of the half term and Mrs Burton will bring in Molly her dog and her rabbit for the children to meet and write about.

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In computing we will be learning how to log on to the computers and be able to use our logins and passwords independently.

We will be gathering data about our favourite pets and then creating pictograms to show our data. We will talk about the information and finding out how to ask and answer questions.

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In RE we will be finding out about Christians and what they believe. We will think about God and what the Bible teaches us about him. We will think about why praying is important.



We will be finding out how to create a lovely learning community and about our feelings about new beginnings. We will think about why we are special and how the children are different from her friends.


In PE we are very lucky to have Tom come in and teach us lots of new and brilliant skills based on games, ball skills, gym and dance.

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We will be learning all about pulse and beat in our music lessons. We will be singing a song called 'Hey You!' and learning new skills in how to keep a pulse, rap and sing beautifully.

Home Learning

Home learning will include:

Schofield and Sims Literacy and Mental Maths books. Handed out on a Friday and in on a Monday please.

It will also include reading the books we send home for your child. Please try and read at least three times per week. Books are changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Please support your child with any extra work we send home to help your child progress during Year 1.

If you have any problems, please send us a note in their guided reading book and we will arrange to speak to you.