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Class Teacher: Miss Vicky Mapp

Learning Support Assistant: Mrs RebeccaTaylor

Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Naheed Abrar

Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Anna Kadir (mornings)

Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Donna Mawdsley (mornings)

Learning Support Assistant: Ms Jenny Cawley (afternoons)

Mrs Caroline Brookes will teach Year 1 on Monday afternoons.



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  • Please bring your PE kits to school on a Monday and take them home on a Friday. Don't forget your trainers!
  • Please listen to your child read their reading book every day. Can your child read the book using their phonic knowledge and skills? Can they answer questions about what they have read? If you feel that your child's reading book is ready to be changed, please ask your child to place their book in the red tray which is located in the cloakroom inside the classroom.
  • Homework will be given out on Fridays (maths and spellings). Homework books must be put in the tray in the cloakroom by Wednesday each week.
  • Children will take their water bottles home every Friday to be washed. They can bring them back to school on Mondays.


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100% Attendance


Well done to all the children in Year 1 who had 100% attendance last half term!



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This half term's Year 1 'Star Writer' is...






What are we learning about in Year 1?


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Book week


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We kicked off this half term with our whole school book week! The book we will shared in our class during this week was 'The Gruffalo' by Julia Donaldson. We created our own stories based on this book - using adjectives to describe our own monsters! You can watch a video of the story here -


Our Local Area


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After book week our topic this half term has been our local area. We went on a walk of our local area, found where we live on a map of the UK and named the countries, talked about the facilities a town/city needs, looked at photographs of Wakefield in the past and compared to now, looked at the work of the artist L. S. Lowry and created our own piece of art based on his work and wrote a letter telling a friend all about Wakefield!


Image result for mathsIn maths this half term we have learnt about divison and multiplication.

Sharing the chocolates into equal groups.



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Experimenting using our sense of taste and sight!



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Towards the end of the half term we will be learning all about Easter! We will be listening to the Easter story and using our DT skills to create an Easter card for our families.



The Great Fire of London


This half term we have been learning about the Great Fire of London. We have done lots of writing around this topic. We have done some poetry work, writing some great riddles about fire and learnt about Samuel Pepys' diary and had a go at writing our own. We also wrote a report about the fire as well as imagining we were Thomas Farriner and wrote a letter to King Charles, apologising for the fire.


During topic lessons we have learnt many different facts about the Great Fire of London, including where and how it started and how fire fighting techniques were very different in 1666. We have also done lots of exciting artwork this half term. We have done made pictures of the fire, using different materials and we had a go at painting boxes to look like Tudor houses.


Here are some photos of the work we have done this half term.


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This term have been learning about Pirates - we have read about them, written our own descriptions of pirates and been on an imaginary adventure to a treasure island.  Year 1 have also learnt about islands, the different features on islands and how they are shown on a map. 


As part of our science this term we have been investigating different materials, their properties and how different materials are more suited for specific purposes.  


In maths this term we have been looking at place value and learning how to add and subtract numbers up to 20!


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