Welcome to Year 1


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In Year 1 there are three classes


Willow Class:
Teacher Mrs M. Garwell.
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Reach, Miss Winsor, Mrs Mattless


Pine Class:
Teacher: Miss D. Johnson
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Wojcik, Miss Webb, Mrs Taylor, Miss Reinertaite


Walnut Class:

Teacher: Mr C. Neoptolemos

Teaching Assistants: Mrs A. Hill, Miss Reinertaite


Summer 2 2017                     


Our topic in Summer 2 is animals and farming. In Science the children will be learning to identify and name a variety of common animals, grouping them in various ways. In addition, the children will be learning how to describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals. In Geography and History, the children will be learning about contempoary and past farming.


You can help your child by looking at the different animals that live in and around your garden and local park. You could also visit a local farm to see the animals and talk to the children about tractors and farming machinery and how both have changed over the years.


Year 1 have planned a trip to Hammerton Zoo on 29th June 2017.




The children will be learning all about poetry, focusing on shape, acrostic and ryhming poems. In addition, the children will be developing their writing skills to recount different events. 


You could support at home by:

•    Visiting the library  and sharing books  with your children. 
•    Reading a wide range of books, both with and to your child. 
•    Practising keyword recognition and spellings and helping your child with any other homework they may have.
•    Asking your child questions about the books that they have read.
•    Reminding your child to bring their reading book to school every day so that it can be changed regularly.  


Please hear them read every night.




The children will be:

Developing their number fluency from 20 to 100.  

They will continue to learn to add and subtract and work on number patterns, such as odd and even numbers. They will also be developing their understanding of place value. In addition, the children will be learning about multiplication and division. 


You could support at home by:

•   Helping your child to learn read and write their numbers to 20 in words and numerals.
•    Practising adding numbers to 20 
•    Practising the pairs of numbers (number bonds) that make 10 e.g. 1+9, 2+8, 3+7, 4+6, 5+5 etc.
•    Developing understanding of coins, helping them recognise different coins by shape, size and colour.

•    Practising reading and writing the days of the week.





In PE we are very lucky because every Monday morning we have a sports coach in to teach us athletics and on Friday the children will focus on developing their circus skills.  

Pine class does PE on a Monday and Friday.

Willow Class does PE on Monday and Friday.

Walnut Class does PE on Monday and Friday.  


Please can you make sure your child has their PE kit in on these days and that they do not wear earings. It is an important part of the children's learning and is an important part of the school week. 







Reading is very important and we encourage children to read for at least 10 minutes a day. We encourage book bags to come to school every day with the children and we will change reading books on a Tuesday and on Thursday or Friday. However, if you would like to change your book more frequently, just speak to your child's teacher and we will happily change the books for you. Please make sure you sign the reading record book when you have listened to your child read.


Learning at Home


If you would like to complete any extra work with your children at home, we can recommend that you visit these websites with your children. Also remember there is the SUMDOG website for maths and the Bugclub for reading.  If you can't remember your child's username or password please speak to their teacher.  



BBC KS1: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/    

BUGCLUBhttps://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk (school code 6cpp)

SUMDOG: http://www.sumdog.com/










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