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Year 1

Welcome back!



Summer has arrived at last!!


Thank you for working hard and bringing in your homework.



We can now reveal that


Our topic for this Half Term is...


A Walk in the Park!


This is out Geography based topic in which we look at our local area, including its local history. We will visit and investigate Mary Stevens Park, look at local houses and their features and much more.





In Maths this half term we will be:


Counting forwards and backwards in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s


Finding the inverse of an addition or subtraction




Division as sharing, introducing the symbol for division


Finding halves and quarters of shapes


Finding halves and quarters of amounts


Recognising half and quarter turns


Adding and subtracting 1 digit and 2 digit numbers to 20


Learning that addition can be done in any order


Practising our​ doubles


Recognising and naming 2D and 3D shapes


Positional language, including right and left




Religious Education


Our question this half term is 'What does it mean to belong?'


Homework ideas

  • Practise the word lists in their reading diaries. Word lists 1 and 2 are reception words. Word lists 3 and 4 are year 1 and 2 words.

  • Listen to your child read their books.

  • Use the ideas given out at parents evening to discuss and ask questions about the book.




Thank you



Some information for you:

PE days are Monday and Friday for 1 Crystal and Monday and Thursday for 1 Lion. Please ensure long hair is tied back and any earrings are removed on these days. It is helpful if girls wearing tights have a pair of spare socks in their PE bags.


Children may change their Home Reading books as often as they like, although we do recommend reading a book at least twice before moving on to a new one. Children simply need to pop their reading book and Reading Record in the box in the classroom and it will be changed during the day. Although we are not able to hear Home Readers in school as regularly as Reception, please be assured that your child does lots of reading, in different formats during the school day.​


Children will also have the opportunity to borrow a library book when we visit the library each week on Wednesday. Please help them to remember to bring their book back if they would like to swap it for a new one.


Children still need to have a water bottle in school each day. These bottles will be sent home each night as we haven’t got the amount of staff that reception have to wash the bottles.


Please make sure all of your child's clothing is named, especially jumpers and cardigans which they take off during the day.​


If your child requires a 'Grab Bag' for lunch, please fill in the slip at home if possible. Blank slips can be obtained from any member of staff. If your child has a favourite Grab Bag selection we would encourage them to put their slip back in their bag after lunch to be re-used the following day.​



Embracing the fullness of life, embedded in a Christian ethos of caring and sharing.