Welcome to Year 1!

The teachers in Year One are Mrs Coates and Mrs Goodwin.  Mrs Lord-Jones and Miss Wood are our teaching assistants. 


This term our work will start with the text 'Here We Are' by Oliver Jeffers, before moving onto 'How To Find Gold'.

Well, hello.
And welcome to this Planet.
We call it Earth.

Our world can be a bewildering place, especially if you’ve only just got here. Your head will be filled with questions, so let’s explore what makes our planet and how we live on it. From land and sky, to people and time, these notes can be your guide and start you on your journey. And you’ll figure lots of things out for yourself. Just remember to leave notes for everyone else… Some things about our planet are pretty complicated, but things can be simple, too: you’ve just got to be kind.


“LET’S FIND GOLD,” said Anna. “That would be dangerous and difficult,” said Crocodile. “Good!” said Anna. “Let’s go!”  But finding gold isn’t easy. Oh no! It’s dangerous and difficult and requires planning. What will the two friends discover? 

From these books we will be: making predictions, posing questions, writing as the character (thought bubbles), exploring feelings and body language from the illustrations, creating a story map, and re-writing our own version of the story.


Homework is set on a Wednesday and should be returned to school the following Monday.  Children who complete their homework receive a 5 Dojo points.


Reading Books can be changed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  For every book read your child will receive 3 dojo points and get to move their ‘Reading Rocket’.  For every 20 books read, your child will get to pick a prize from our special prize box!   


PE takes place twice per week on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please ensure your child arrives to school wearing their full PE kit on these days.  No earrings should be worn on these days.


Useful websites: 

Maths / English: www.sumdog.com

Maths / English: www.purplemash.com

Other useful websites for revision:

Reading / Phonics: www.teachyourmonstertoread.com

Phonics: www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Phonics: www.epicphonics.com

Phonics: www.mrthornenetwork.com/phonics

Maths: www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths

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