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Cove Infant School

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1! 


Our start time for everyone is between 8.40am and 8.50am and we finish at 3:15pm. 


During the Spring Term, we will have PE on a Tuesday and a Friday; please bring your PE kits in on a Monday and they will be sent home for washing on a Friday. 


Now that we are using Little Wandle for our reading, the children will read a book with us 3 times during the week at school. We will then assign this book to your child on a Friday so that you can practise it at home. At the moment, we are unable to send these books home so they will be assigned to your child's Collins E-Library account. Log in details have been sent home but please speak to your child's class teacher if you have misplaced your log in. Old books will remain on your child's account so they can go back and revisit their favourites, if they wish! We hope to conduct some fund raising this year to try and purchase more of these books so that we can send them home with each child. 







Putting Farnborough on the Map! 


A strange map appeared on the classroom window. It was soggy and torn and the places on the map had disappeared. Questions arose about maps and why they are important. Can we put Farnborough on the map? The children will explore the local area, creating a range of maps to inform others of the amenities  in their local area. We will visit Cove Brook, which is a physical geographical feature. We will explore learn about the location of the airport, which is a human geographical feature. The children will explore the importance  of aviation and how Farnborough has changed over time. 





 We will be inviting you into school for this outcome! It will be held on Thursday 26th May at 2:30pm! Save the date in your diary! 


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:  


town       community        local        environment        city        route       feature           direction        key              symbol location       brook          amenities          aviation        characteristics        destination           compass



Home Learning 




Fire! Fire! - Houses burning!

Reading - Tricky Words 


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

Phase 5 phonic sounds

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Here is a video to help with Phase 5 sounds.