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Our topic for term 1 is Materials Matter.

PE is on Mondays and Fridays - please make sure your child has their PE kit in school at all times. Year 1 swimming will take place on Fridays.

Please hear your child read as much as possible as it really does help.

Homework: Spellings will soon be sent home in your child’s reading record. Weekly homework will be set in your child’s home learning book on Friday, to be returned on the following Wednesday. Please support your child in learning their Phonics. Mathletics tasks will be set weekly if you would like to complete these and earn certificates. Thank you for your continued support.

If you have queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to come in and see us.


Miss Smith, Mrs Gill & Mrs Rainer


The SEN provision map above shows the various interventions children may get in our class. Children's names have been removed to protect privacy.


We will be writing a range of sentences using the writing rules and our phonetic knowledge to spell. We will also be looking at the words used in the stories The Most Magnificent Thing and The Three Little Wolves and The Big Bad Pig, both of which have a materials focus.

Phonics: In Phonics we will be developing our Phonetic knowledge by recapping Phase 2 and Phase 3. 


This term we will focus our learning on number and place value. This will involve counting and comparing numbers, number bonds and place value and addition within 10. We will also be using a range of practical resources to support our learning.


We will be learning about Materials and their properties. We will also be describing how materials look and feel, and what they might be used for.


We will be learning about the differences between the past and present in our own and others’ lives, the lives of significant figures and historical events.


We will be looking at artists who use recycled materials in their artwork and will apply this to our own work. We will also make close observational drawings of materials.


We will be learning about staying safe in the sun, medicines, keeping healthy and growing and changing – including our thoughts and feelings.


We will learn to listen to music with concentration and understanding; take part in singing by following a melody and clapping rhythms.


We will be learning basic computer skills and applying these to make our own WW1 fact files. We will also be looking at Online Safety.


If you would like to see what we are learning about over the whole year, click on the document above.

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