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Mr Keise
assisted by Erica


Click here for Year 1 overview


  • Reading every night will help you to grow into a super reader! Talk about what you've read with your parent or loved one and discuss what you think might happen next, the meaning of new words and how you can relate to the story. Don't just read your school reading book but read books from home or the library, newspapers, non-fiction books and poems. Think about what the characters are like and if they are similar to other characters you've read about in other books. Compare similarities between the books by the same author and think about the illustrations and what they show. 

  • Find time in the day (walking to school or before bed) to count in 2s, 5s and 10s and see how quick you can do it. 

  • Increase your independence by getting dressed on your own and helping out with jobs around the house. 

  • Complete your homework and make sure it’s uploaded onto Google Classroom by Wednesday morning. Get your parent or carer to sign your reading record and record the page numbers you have read-this shows us that you are dedicated to your reading at school and at home. 

  • It is ok to make mistakes..... but we must remember to try and make it better with our fresh start- because every day is a new day!

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We will be continuing with our learning about animals including humans and learning about a variety of common animals and finding out about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. We will be identifying the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with which sense. 

We will also be learning about different scientist and inventors. The ‘Scientists and Inventors’ unit will teach the class about famous scientists and inventors linked to the Y1 science curriculum. 

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  • Book bags with reading folders (records and reading books must be in them) should come to school each day. 

  • Water bottles should be in school each day.

  • Homework is set on a Wednesday and must be uploaded on Google Classroom by the following Wednesday morning.

  • Spelling tests will take place each Wednesday and results recorded in reading records. 

  • Year One will be taking part in PE on Fridays. Children should come to school in their PE kit on these days and no school uniform is needed. 


We will be doing a history topic about explorers and inventors. We will be finding out about some significant individuals from the past and finding out about the life as explorers or inventors. 

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Our RE learning thins term will centre around a major world religion. Year 1 will look at Islam and find out about what it means to be a Muslim as well as the different practices involved with Islam as a faith. 


Our DT for this term will centre around a vehicle building project. We will be learning about the history of vehicles and how they have evolved over the years. We will build and test our vehicles on different surfaces to see how their movement is affected. 


 We will continue a book-based approach to the teaching of our English. For the first half of the term, we will be looking at non-fiction books about life cycles in our reading sessions and will be exploring the features of non-fiction texts. For the second half of the term, we will be reading a range of poetry and exploring vocabulary (rhyming and language style) and looking at the way poetry engages us. In our writing based English lessons, we will be using the text, Astro Girl to explore the literary theme of journeys and exploration. We will then go on to use the text, Iggy Peck Architect to explore the literary theme of imagination and creativity. In writing lessons, children will be learning or consolidating skills in phonics, grammar, punctuation, reading and handwriting.  

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 This term, we will build on our knowledge of place value (tens and ones). We will be counting in ones (forwards and backwards from a given number) as well as counting on in 2s, 5s and 10s. We will be building on our calculation skills and focus on simple ways to share (the start of division). We will be looking at fractions- whole, halves and quarters. We will begin to learn about the time (o’clock and half past) and use money when adding and subtracting. 

Please get your children to recall their number bonds to 10 and 20. This is something we work in class and play games like (Hit the Button) to develop our rapid recall of them. It is essential that children are learning their number bonds by heart as well recalling the related addition and subtraction facts to 20 (fact families). 

Click here for Maths Methods Handbook

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