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Year 1

Update W/B : 23/9/19

Another busy and exciting week completed in Year 1! This week we have practised the fire drill, enjoyed PE with Mr Burke and discussed what we can do to save the planet.

English and Maths information:


This week in English, we will be reminding ourselves of the sounds we learnt in Reception and using these sounds to write simple sentences. The children are encouraged to change their book every morning as part of their morning jobs so if you can also remind them of this it supports their developing independence.


We will begin our Maths learning with revisiting counting forwards and backwards starting from any number to 100. Also looking at one more and one less than a given number to 100. By the end of Year 1 children need to be able to write 0-20 in word form so we will be covering this regularly. This is something for you to bear in mind for when you are out and about and counting, you can encourage them to write them in the sand etc.

MyMaths – MyMaths log in details will be sent home next week and you will find tasks related to your child’s Maths learning. If you have any difficulties with logging in, please come and speak to us as soon as possible. MyMaths is a fantastic tool to consolidate your child’s understanding of the Maths work we have completed in school.

General Information:

Next week we start our new project, which we will leave the children to tell you all about because until Monday afternoon it is a secret!

PE days


For Autumn 1 term we will also have PE on a Thursday morning.

Library day

Friday afternoon

Please note that children cannot take out a new book from the library until their previous book has been returned.

Best wishes,

Year 1 Team

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