Oldswinford C of E Primary School

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Year 1

Hello and welcome to Year 1!

1 Lion: Mrs Preece

1 Crystal: Mrs Hicklin & Mrs Brown (Wed, Thurs & Fri afternoons)

Support staff: Mrs Brown, Miss Dupree, Mrs Wells, Mrs Hicks.



Important Dates:




Thursday 27th June 2019 - Year 1 visit to Mary Stevens' Park

Monday 8th July - transition morning and reports home.

Tuesday 9th July - 1 Lion to St Mary's church

Wednesday 10th July - 1 Crystal to St Mary's church



Welcome back! 


We hope you have had a fantastic break! 


Our new topic this half term is


'A Walk in the Park' 




This is our History and Geography based topic and is based on our local area. We will be finding out about the history of the features of Mary Steven's Park and information about Mary and Ernest Steven and why he bought it.



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

Recognising coins and notes

Finding amounts of coins.

Time- days of the week

Months of the Year

Telling the time to O'clock and half past.

Comparing time.

Number bonds to 10 and 20.






To support your child with this at home you could:

Practise counting forwards and backwards

Practise reading and writing numbers up to 100

Ask questions eg  What two numbers can be added to make 10 ? What is the total?

Practise number bonds to 10 -'8 and what makes 10?'

Play shops at home, let your child pay for items using coins.

Look at house numbers, look at how they sometimes count in 2's

Look at the clock, show them times that are o'clock and half past.

Discuss days of the week, If it is Tuesday what day is it tomorrow?

What day is it today if yesterday was Thursday?

If it is 4 o'clock what time will it be in 3 hours?


In RE this half term we will be thinking about 'Why are babies baptised?'.




We will be visiting St Mary's church for a doll baptism on the 9th and 10th July.

Remember to let us know if your child or a member of your family has been baptised there and we will check the records. .




Other Useful Information


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.


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, this will be on Wednesdays.


Children still need to have a water bottle in school each day. These bottles will be sent home each night to be washed and refilled. Please label all clothes and shoes with your child's name.


If your child requires a 'Grab Bag' for lunch, please fill in the slip at home if possible. Blank slips can be downloaded from the link at the top of this page or 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.


As in Reception we base our work in school on topics. We start a new topic each half term.

Believe, achieve and shine brighter together.