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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1! 



The gates to the school open at 8:40am and Registration takes place at 8:50am. 


Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Please send PE kits in on a Monday and we will send them home on a Friday. If your child has pierced ears, then please ensure that their earrings have been removed on these days so that they can participate in PE lessons. 


Please ensure your child's uniform is named so it can always be returned to the rightful owner! 


Key Dates! 


Weds 7th Feb - Newt Outcome to parents - 9am in the hall. 


Friday 9th Feb - Frog Outcome to parents - 9am in the hall 


Friday 9th Feb -  wear your scarf to school for mental health week! 





Spring 1 Project


Fire Fire!  



The Museum of London contacted us with a problem because one of their exhibitions has been burnt! They asked the Year 1 children to create a new exhibition for them to teach people about the Great Fire of London. 

The children have become historians as they learned about the key events of the fire. They examined the causes of the fire and the consequences that occurred afterwards. The children learned about King Charles II, Thomas Farriner and Samuel Pepys, who were significant people during the fire. As historians, the children learned to ask questions and create a timeline. They have explored the chronology of the key events. 

After learning about Samuel Pepys, the children have written their own diary entry, describing what happened in London in 1666. 

The children created their own silhouette picture of the Great Fire, demonstrating their ability to create different shades of a colour. 




Home Learning 

Project Vocabulary 


During our project, we are looking to develop the children's understanding and use of a range of vocabulary that is crucial to our learning. Our aim is to teach the children this vocabulary so that they can explain what it means. They should also be able to use it in a range of contexts both at school and at home. The children should be able to use it verbally when they talk and also in their written work. 


Please work with your child to develop their understanding of the definition of the word and to use this vocabulary with you at home.  


Key Project Vocabulary:  


 jetty    beams    ruins     drought     rebuilt   fleeing   city   cathedral   destroyed

 spread    monarch    bakery    inferno     recover    timeline   cause   consequence     evidence    artefact    source  


Reading for Pleasure! 


Each year, the website 'Books for Topics' creates a recommended book list that children in each year group would enjoy. 

We have attached their ideas for this current school year. 


Reading - Tricky Words 


Here are the tricky words from the Little Wandle Programme. These can be practised at home with your child. 

Phonics Support 


The Little Wandle website has some fantastic videos to support parents who might be a little unsure about how to pronounce the sounds. We have included a link to them below. 


Phonics - say the sound video link 


Here are some phonic help guides to support parents with the different sounds we will learn. 


Meet the Teacher! 


Thank you to all the parents who managed to attend our 'Meet the Teacher'. We hope you found it useful! 

We know lots of parents were unable to make it so we would like everyone to have the opportunity to see our presentation. 

For those people who were unable to attend, we will send the information pack home next week. 


Please click on the link below to view the presentation.