Year 1W

    year 1    


   Our Class Teacher is: Mrs H. Wain      

Our Teaching Assistant is: Mrs. E Stacey                                                                               


SPORTS DAY: PE days are Monday and Tuesday, but we ask children to have kit in school every day during this term, so we can have additional sessions to practise for Sports Day when possible.  Please aim to provide white t-shirt, black shorts and trainers/pumps as part of our school's Summer PE uniform.  Correct kit earns team points.       


Our Topic this Half Term is…

Dead or alive?



Literacy: 'Dead or alive?' provides plenty of opportunities for reading and writing. We will be studying animal characters in stories and writing  descriptions of their appearance and behaviour.  As part of our topic we will be creating information books about animals we have encountered during our 'Animal Experience' with our visiting ranger.  We will use conjunctions and and but to compare animals' similarities and differences. 


Maths: Our topic 'Dead or alive?' will include activities involving sorting and classifying animals.  We will present and interpret some of this information using pictograms and block graphs.  Other specific numeracy skills will be taught through the Abacus scheme, including place value of 2 digit numbers; adding and subtracting using money; solving missing number problems by adding and subtracting, and telling the time at o'clock, half past and quarter past.

As Scientists we will be identifying a range of mammals, reptiles, insects and fish.  We will explore some of these first-hand during our 'Animal Experience' and recognise their features. As Historians we will compare the seaside now and then.  As Geographers we will also study maps and the location of holiday destinations.  As Artists we will develop 3D skills to represent animals that we observe.  In RE we will learn some of the stories about Jesus  As Musicians we will interpret and evaluate 'The Carnival of the Animals'.  In ICT we will create comic strips by combining settings and characters.


Remember on your way to school….


Book bag, diary


Book bag, diary and PE kit


Book bag and homework (in the bag)


Book bag, diary (to be handed in today), PE kit and scheme book (in the plastic wallet)


Book bag and diary (to be handed in today)


Remember on your way home…

Maths homework will be sent home on a Friday. Please hand this back in on a Wednesday, placing it in the yellow box in the classroom.                  Image result for blue exercise book


Spelling rules will be taught and tested in class.    


The scheme book is changed every Thursday and handed back out on the same day. You are welcome to change your child's individual reading colour band book (in the plastic school bag) any day of the week before and after school. The individual colour band books are located in the classroom on the black shelves in the corner.

The more times your child reads at home, the further they will proceed along the reading race track, which is situated in our cloakroom. They can also earn certificates for the amount of times they read.                                                                                                                                      

 PE Kit                                     

Children will need to wear black shorts and a white t-shirt for PE. They will need to bring trainers or pumps during the summer term. Hair needs to be tied back and earrings need to be removed or plasters/ micropore tape needs to be provided.


Dates for your diary

Monday 05.06.17 School Opens

Thursday 08.06.17 Class Photograph

Friday 09.06.17 Flanderwell's Got Talent

Friday 16.06.17 Cupcake Coffee Morning-Dementia Awareness

Friday 30.06.17 Year 1 Animal Experience

Thursday 06.07.17 Summer Fair

Tuesday 18.07.17 Key Stage 1 Sports Day

Friday 21.07.17 School closes 1:30pm

Monday/Tuesday 24/25.07.17 School Closed-Inset Days

'Meet your new teacher'-transition days will be set during this term.