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Welcome to Class 1!


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What we are learning this term



Children will focus on:


Recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity.

Recognise, find and name a quarter as one of four equal parts of an object, shape or quantity.

Position, direction & movement

describe position, direction and movement, including half, quarter and three-quarter turns.

Talk about things that turn.

Use everyday language to describe position, direction and movement.

Telling the time to the hour and half past the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times. On analogue clock.

Please ensure that your child completes their Numeracy homework. Help them to tell the time at every opportunity.


We will be researching using the Internet and presenting information using Ms Word. We will teach your child about PANTS/Share Aware which is an NSPCC initiative to help your child stay safe on social networks.

It can be very hard to keep track of what your child is doing on social networking sites. Please talk to your child about online safety.


In this unit the children will continue to learn about Christopher Columbus as a significant individual. This will include biographical details, videos and activities.

Help your child to research Christopher Columbus.


We use a variety of reading material in order to promote breadth of fiction and non fiction, sometimes linked in with the topics that the children are learning about in class.

Children are given the opportunity to both read in class and at home with adults.

These include books from the following schemes: Oxford Reading Tree, Rigby Star, Read Write Inc and Lighthouse.


In English this half-term, children will focus on Fantasy stories and look at Pirates. Children will focus on the use of full stops, question marks and exclamation marks. We will include letter writing in this topic. We will also be looking at Information texts on Plants and Traditional poems.

Please help your child to learn their spellings each week and aim to read for 10 minutes every day together.

Encourage your children to change their home-school reading book regularly.

Help your child with correct letter formation.


In Science, this half term, children look at plants that are growing and talk about what they are and what they will look like when they are fully grown.

Help your child research their Science topics using the internet and non-fiction texts.

Ask your children what they have learned in Science. 


We will be researching using the Internet and presenting information using Ms Word.

If you have a computer and the internet at home help your child to use it safely. 

Additional information

I would welcome any old newspapers for Art purposes please. Thank you.

Out trip will be to Bridlington this year.


Children will:

 practice learning their sounds and will do activities to help them practise the sounds and words they will encounter in their Phonics screen check including new vocabulary and tricky, non-decodable words. They will be asked questions to develop their comprehension. 

Please practise letter sounds and letter formation with your children.  If you would like a list of high frequency words to practice with your child at home please see me.


This half term our topic will be Games and Basic skills.

We do PE on Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure that your child brings the correct PE kit to school.


Homework will be sent home on Fridays and should be returned completed by Thursday of the following week. It will link with topics taught in the classroom. There will also be spellings to learn.

Help your child to learn their spellings each week.


Children will name and locate the world’s continents and oceans

We will contrast coastal locations with West Yorkshire.






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