Class 1


Autumn 2nd Half Term

This term our topic in Year 1


Will be ‘Celebrations’. We will be learning about celebrations that take place in this country and around the world. This topic will help the children to have a good understanding of the meaning, characteristics and purpose of Celebrations. They will begin to understand that celebrations enable people to have a good time and demonstrate what is important to them and their culture. We will also look at Celebrations the children have taken part in, seen on television and have read about. They will begin to understand the diversity that exists in society. Within this topic the children will have the opportunity to explore their experiences of celebrations at home and within the local and wider community. They will  begin to understand the reasons why we celebrate Bonfire Night. They will also look at the importance of celebrations within the school and  explore the characteristics that are celebrated in class.

General Reminders for Year 1

PE is on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please make sure your child has a full school PE Kit in school, this is a plain white t shirt, navy shorts and pumps. Can I ask that parents please put their child's name in their pumps.

Phonics play is a fantastic resource to further your child's love for reading and spelling. The children in year 1 really enjoy phonics and it would be fantastic to continue this at home. The username and password for this site have been stapled to the inside of your child’s blue reading record book. We are revising phase 5

We have a jumper box in class where the children are free to take their jumpers off during the day. Please put your child's name in their jumper to avoid any confusion.

Reading books will be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. It is important that you and your child read every night. When you have read with your child please sign their blue reading record, without this signed the children will not be able to change their book for a new one.


Learning Logs - The children will be bringing home their learning log task to produce a holiday brochure page for a place they have visited on holiday.

​Keywords and Spellings - Every week your child will be individually tested on a 1:1 basis on their keywords (if they are still at this stage). If your child reads all their keywords clearly and confidently then they will be given the next set. All keyword testing will be done on a Friday.

The children also bring home a set of spellings to learn each week linked to their phonics. Please practice with your child. They have a look cover write check sheet to begin their practice and a purple spelling book for further practice. Spelling tests are on a Friday.

TT Rock stars online multiplication practice - The children’s usernames and passwords for this site were sent home before the half term. If you have misplaced this please speak to a member of staff.

The children will be bringing home a letter and a school password for TT rock stars which is an online games site to practice times tables.

Maths and Phonics homework

This term the children will continue to bring home Math’s/Phonics homework on alternate weeks. This will be sent on a Friday to be returned the following Thursday. Please help your child to work through the activities which will reinforce what they have learnt in class. If you have any queries or questions please feel free to come and speak to me at the door in a morning or at home time.

If you have any queries or questions please feel free to come and speak to me at the door in a morning or at home time.


Thank you for your constant support

​Mrs Foster

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