Welcome to Year 1!

The teacher in Year One is Mrs Coates.  Mrs Lord-Jones, Mrs Rearden and Miss Wood are our teaching assistants. 


This term we will be reading The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson.
One little snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it's the tiny snail's big plan that saves the day!

From this book we will be: making predictions, posing questions, writing as the character, exploring feelings and body language from the illustrations, and writing a book review.


Homework is set weekly.  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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