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Year 1


Welcome to Year 1!

  • Teacher:  Mrs.Begum
  • Teaching Assistants are: Mrs Larkie

Our topic this term is Explorers. we have started to find out about Neil Armstrong – the first man to step foot on the moon. Other Explorers we will be researching are: 

  1. Christopher Columbus – discovered America
  2. Captain Robert Scott – led 2 expeditions to the Antarctic
  3. Amelia Earhart – the first woman to independently fly a plane across the Atlantic Ocean
  4. Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner – a pioneer female mountain climber
  5. Valentina Tereshkova – First woman in space 

Our science topics this term are: the human body and the changing of the seasons. If you are able to go for a walk in a park and look at the changes that are happening, this will support your child’s learning in class. 



St Johns Class - Wednesday and Thursday
Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school. This needs to include: trainers, PE shirt, PE shorts, change of socks, jogging bottom and jumper for the colder weather. All named in their own PE bag. 

Every day please send in:

  • Your child’s reading record and reading book – please read with your child, or ask a sibling or another family member to read 5 nights out of 7.  

  • Your child’s purple Phonics folder – these contain phonics worksheets that have been completed during the school day. We request that every evening they be looked through (practise reading the new phonetic code and the vocabulary to support this  - this should take no more than 5 minutes each night.)

Each week

  • Library book – your child will have the opportunity to choose a book of their choice from the library once a week. Please share this book at home and return it on a Wednesday, our class library day. 

  • Spelling folder – (blue folder) these contain your child’s spelling homework. Please encourage your child to practise their spellings. If possible please put these words around your home, post it notes are good for this, to support their learning. New spellings will be given out on a Friday and then tested in class the following Friday. 

Education City

This is additional work that your child can complete at home to support their maths. We will be keeping an eye on who completes the challenges that are set. Your child will bring home their own unique login in their spelling folder. This will start next week.

Thank you

Mrs. Begum