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Our Learning this Term

This term we have been visited by a mysterious creature! They have left us some messages that we have had to decode - the visitor is lost and needs our help. We think she is an alien so will be finding out about space and the planets to see if we can help. At the moment we have only seen CCTV images of her and we are hoping that she will feel brave enough to come out one day - we think she is hiding in our room as she leaves footprints as clues for us. We will also be learning about Neil Armstrong and his historical adventures into space. 



In Maths this term, we are focusing on Measures - length, mass and capacity. We will be exploring 1 and 10 more/less up to 100 using the 100 grid and number windows to help. We will be learning how to count in 10s, 5s and 2s and use that to help us begin exploring multiplication and division. As well as all this we will be adding and subtracting 1 and 2 digit numbers - all of this will include using money. We are very busy mathematicians in Year1!


Phonics is a vital lesson for all young children as they begin their learning journey - it gives them the tools they need to help them learn to become confident and competent readers and writers. The children receive a discrete 20 minute phonics lesson every day and they are all grouped by ability to ensure their needs are met. Phonics takes place straight away after the morning register. They will be given "Tricky Words" and sound flashcards to keep in their book bags and to practice each day at home. You can find out more about phonics under Curriculum - Phonics and read the school Phonics Policy and Statement of Intent under the Curriculum section - Learning to Read. 


Parents information


Safety for Everyone!

These are unprecedented times in school and in order to keep everyone safe, please could we remind you to follow the recommended guidance when dropping off and collecting your child/ren;

  • To wear a face mask/ covering within the school grounds  
  • To follow the social distancing markers within the school grounds
  • To not congregate in front of classroom doors
  • Remember that only 1 adult is permitted per family  

The children wash their hands when they come into school and are using hand sanitizer/ washing their hands frequently throughout the day. They are very good good at elbow bumps and air hugs and we have got our morning handwashing routine perfected!


Our PE times change each half term so to avoid confusion, it is best if your child's PE kit stays in school for the half term rather than being sent home each week!

Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school (T-shirt, shorts and pumps/trainers) and that all items of PE kit and uniform are clearly labelled with their name. It is very difficult to help children sort out their clothes when they are not named and a whole class is trying to get changed!! We encourage children to practise getting dressed at home to help them get changed independently in school.

Snack is 20p a day (or £1 a week) for a piece of fruit in the morning. Please send your child's money in each Monday, in an envelope with their name clearly marked.
Free fruit is provided in the afternoon.

Reading books:
Please read with your child every night and bring book bags into school every day. It is important that you sign and date their reading record when you have heard them at home! There are house points for each child who has read the night before and had their diary signed and dated - there are also prizes at the end of each week for every child who has read every day that week!

Water bottles:
Children should bring in a water bottle to keep in class which they can access throughout the day. It is school policy however, that drinks must be water only. Please make sure your child's name is written clearly on their water bottle.

Home learning activities will be set each week via Google Classrooms - all children have been given a login so please help your child to login and complete their home learning. If you have any difficulties with the system do let me know!

Please ensure that your child does not bring in toys from home as we have found that these are often the cause of upset, especially if they are lost or damaged. 

Useful websites


(choose Phase 3 set as these are the most needed)

Click here to play Pho​nics games 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=388Q44ReOWE (dance)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAT5NiWHFIU (yoga)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6r99N3kXME (Joe Wicks announcement for daily PE)


Online dictionary 
https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english (just type the wordinto the search bar at the top of the page and press "return")