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Year 1 Christmas Showcase


Year 1 children will be taking part in the Christmas Showcase, displaying their wondering arts & crafts and singing traditional songs on the 12th December 2019. We invite you to come along and share this experience with you. Please see your child's class times below. We look forward to seeing you there!


1:15 - 1:45 – 1P

1:45 – 2:15 – 1F

2:15 – 2:45 – 1S

2:45 – 3:15 – 1H


Cooking & Gardening Times and Volunteers


For Cooking & Gardening this term, we require 3 parent volunteers per class. Please see below for dates and times for each class below.


Monday 2nd December: 1H- 9-12.

Tuesday 3rd December: 1F- 9-12.

Thursday 5th December: 1S- 9-12.

Friday 6th December: 1P- 9-12.


WB: 11.11.19

We will be carryout reading assessments for the next two weeks. Due to this, children will be taking home one bookbag book, one class recommended reading book and one library book only.  We will resume back to normal (adding children's banded guided reading books) into their bookbags WB: 25.11.19.


Pupils in Year 1 should only be bringing in one healthy fruit snack for playtime, e.g. an apple, a banana or a handful of grapes. You should not provide your child with additional snacks. All pupils from Reception to Year 2 are provided with free fruit provided by the school.


We are very proud to provide a fantastic opportunity for our pupils to attend class cooking sessions during school hours. Sessions commenced in September and an annual voluntary contribution of £12.00 to cover the cost of ingredients has been uploaded to your Laser school cashbook. Your prompt payment is really appreciated.


This academic year exercise books will be sent home so that you can look at your child's learning and progress on the following dates:


Week beginning 25th November

Week beginning 9th March

Week beginning 11th May

Learning this week WB: 25.11.19

English: Next week we are continuing our character descriptions of the children's martians. The martian descriptions are based on the story 'A Way Back Home', by Oliver Jeffers. This is about an inter-galactic adventure tale to space! Children will continue to focus on capital letters at the beginning of sentences and for proper nouns as well as full stops. We will also be learning about adjectives adding adjectives into our writing.


Maths: Children will be moving on from looking at addition and subtraction to learning about shape. Children will be beginning the week by identifying 2D shapes. Children will then use their new and previous knowledge of shapes to create 2D shape patterns. Children will also be challenged to find the missing 2D shape in a pattern. Children will then move on to identifying 3D shapes. 


Children will need to know these 2D shapes: rectangle, square, circle, pentagon, hexagon and triangle.

Children will need to know these 3D shapes: cube, cuboid, pyramid, sphere and cylinder. 


Part part-whole model


The part part-whole model is the concept of a number can be split into two parts. Children using this model will see the relationship between the whole number and the component parts, this helps learners make the connections between addition and subtraction. 

Part-whole reasoning also helps pupils to interpret, visualise and solve word problems. 


Please see this example of a complete part part-whole. 5 is the whole. 3 is one part. 2 is the final part. 


Attached below are two blank part part-whole models. 

Home Learning

Top education researchers tell us that homework has minimal impact for primary age pupils, unless it requires children to rehearse and practise.  We have therefore adapted our routines to reflect this. The routines for children in this year group are as follows:


  • Reading and/or talking about their reading to an adult for at least 20 minutes, 5 times a week. This will be evidenced through reading being recorded in reading records. Reading records and reading books should be coming into school daily. Reading records will be signed by teachers weekly to check regular reading is occurring.
  • Learning spelling patterns linked to age-related expectations ready for use in dictation towards the end of each week. These spellings will be posted on the year group notice board and should be practised at home. 
  • Number Bond Challenge to increase fluency so that they can be applied in other areas of maths and problem solving. Number bonds will be tested in our weekly Number Bond Challenge and then sent home. 
  • Half-termly creative home learning will be set at the start of each half term and will celebrated and fed back on during our creative home learning showcases.


Class exercise books for English and maths will be sent home once every term for you to review and celebrate your child's progress.  

Number Bond Challenge

This week on Thursday children will be tested on their number bonds to 9. Please see the attached documents below to help familiarize yourself and your child with the format for recording their answers. Previous number bonds have also been attached for any further practice. 

Year 1 Recommended Reading List

Reading response activity options:

- Write a review of the book; include what you liked and didn't like about it

- Write a description of your favourite character; what they look like and what their personality is like

- Draw a scene from the book and describe it using adjectives and verbs

- Write 5 facts from the book

- Retell the story in order 

- Design your own quiz; write questions (with answers) about the book

- List 10 words from the book that you found interesting, write the meanings of these words

Spellings WB 25.11.19

Children will be tested on these spellings on Thursday:


1. plant

2. whole

3. again

4. children

5. everybody


The game below is a useful way of supporting blending. It builds on skills taught in class.


Please find a very helpful link with past papers of the Phonics Screening Check from previous years.

Fielding Learning Challenge Curriculum

Specialist subjects