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Welcome to Year One!


Welcome to our class page! There are nineteen children in Year One and two adults in our class. Our class teacher is Miss Trayte and our teaching assistant is Miss Wescott.



Our topic this summer term will be ‘Africa’, where the children will learn about different animals and the habitats that they live in. It is an exciting and interesting topic which I have no doubt all the children will enjoy engaging with. We have many fun and stimulating lessons and activities planned for the coming term. There are lots of writing opportunities for the children within this topic, and I hope the children will develop their love for Literacy in all aspects throughout this term. I am very looking forward to the first week where we are going to the zoo to immerse the children in a safari environment.


Please visit our page regularly to see what we are up to!




Our Christian value this term is 'Respect'.




Our PE lessons this term are on Thursday mornings. This term PE will be indoor and outdoor so please ensure trainers are in school at all times.


Outdoor Learning

Everyday the children participate in outdoor learning where they have the opportunity to discover, experiment, learn about and connect to the natural world, as well as engage in a variety of outdoor and adventure activities. We recommend that the children keep a pair of wellies (or old trainers) at school to enable us to take full advantage of our outside environment. Also the children are more than welcome to keep a spare set of clothes in school incase they become muddy or wet whilst having fun with the capacity activities in the water tray, playing with the mud kitchen or building a bug hotel!



Important Dates

Thursday 11th July - The Lion King Production 6pm

Friday 12th July - Reports Home, Prize Giving 9-9:30am, Class Party

Monday 15th July - Friday 19th July - Transition Week

Wednesday 17th July - Sports Day pm

Friday 19th July - Last day of school




Star of the Week: 

Seren (5/7)




Dojo Winner: 

Lola (5/7)




Core Subject Information for 8.7.19

Below you will find a description of what the children will be learning in the core subjects this week:



We are continuing to look at money and position and direction this week in Maths. We are focusing on (money) recognising coins and notes and simple additions with money and (position and direction) ensuring we understand what it means when we move half and quarter turns.



We are continuing to look at narrative writing.



We are going to be recapping all of our set 2 and 3 sounds. We have now learned all of our sounds. We are especially focusing on split 'e' sounds and trigraphs.



If your child reads at least four times a week for ten weeks throughout the term then they will receive a reading certificate at the end of term.


We are reading a class book at the moment - 'The Butterfly Lion', this is really promoting discussion about the themes within the book and linking to our topic 'Africa'.


Also each time your child reads Miss Trayte will award them with 2 dojos!


Please make sure you write in your child's partnership diary each time they read so Miss Trayte and Miss Wescott can see that they have read.



Homework will be sent out on a Monday. This will contain a Maths and Spelling unit. The Maths work will need to be completed by the following Monday in order for it to be marked and sent out again the next week. Feedback regarding this homework will be given directly to the child verbally and anything that needs to be revised will be incorporated into the daily Maths work in the morning. The Spelling unit needs to be completed in order for the children to be tested on Friday. The homework is being delayed due to the dates being incorrect, the homework will be sent out once the children have completed the units in class. The homework will be sent out on Monday (1/7) and will need to be returned by the following Wednesday (11/7). The units that need to be completed are 'position and direction' and 'place value'. Thank you.


Spellings have finished for this year.


This week's spellings are (/):


You may find that there will be similar/the same words within the spelling unit sent home weekly, this is to help the children to really learn the sounds included in the words and identifying them in different contexts.


Following a discussion, I just wanted to clarify that your child will get the spelling correct if they spell the word with or without a capital letter.


Thank you for your support with the homework.

As discussed at Parents Evening, I have attached the Writing checklist for year 1. This is so that we can strengthen the understanding of what is expected for year 1 as you can support as much as possible with writing at home.
Picture 1
There is now an updated rota for Show and Tell and Storytime. This is a fair way for the children to have the opportunity to bring in something to show the class or a book for Miss Trayte or Miss Wescott to read. There are also suggested themes on the Show and Tell Rota for the children to follow so that we can make sure what is being brought in is appropriate and exciting, i.e. something the child has created, is proud of or a photograph of somewhere the child has been.

Book Review:


Book Title: Don’t Read This Book

Author: Jill Lewis


What is the book about?

(Taylor): The Princess and the Pea.

(Beth): Different fairytales mixing.


Who's your favourite character?

(Simrah): The wolf because he is funny.

(Finnley): The King because he is clever.


What's your favourite part of the book?

(Amaya): The ending because Miss Trayte reads it very quickly and it makes us laugh.

(Liliana): When the King says ‘Go away, it’s your bedtime.’


How many stars would you give the book out of 5?

(Seren): Five out of five because I think the book is funny.

(Taylor): Five out of five because it’s a silly book.


By Taylor, Beth, Simrah, Finnley, Amaya, Liliana and Seren.


Please find attached the curriculum information for Year One below. For further information please contact Miss Trayte.

Useful Websites

Here is a list of different websites which your child can visit if they wish to complete some extra practise at home in either maths, times tables, literacy or phonics. To follow a link, copy and paste it into the search bar.



Counting- http://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/underwater-counting 

Counting, matching and ordering 1- http://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-cunt/ladybird-spots 

Counting, matching and ordering 2- http://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/gingerbread-man-game 

Higher or lower- http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=HigherAndLower

Number ordering- http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/number_ordering/play/

Number sequences- http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/number_sequences/play/

Ordering- http://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/caterpillar-ordering 


Times Tables: 







Joining words- http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/joining_words/play/

Making sentences- http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/making_sentences/play/

Rhyming words- http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/rhyming_words/play/