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Year 1

Update for Week beginning : 11.12.2017

Please click the following link to access the presentation that we shared for parents at the start of the new term.  Year 1 September Information evening 2017-18

English and Maths information:


This week in English we have been writing Christmas cards and the things we are looking forward to doing over the holidays.

In phonics we have consolidated our new learning from the last few weeks. We have continued to remind ourselves of the alternative sounds and also those tricky diagraphs (2 letters that make one sound such as ‘aw’) and trigraphs (3 letters that make one sound such as ‘igh’).


This week in maths we have been looking at number bonds to 20. This has been a challenge for the children as we had previously only looked at number bonds to 10. Number bonds are pairs of numbers that add up to a number. For example, 4+6 equals 10 but the children also need to understand that 6+4 also gives them the same answer. Your children may be happy to revisit this over Christmas with you.

Other curriculum news:

This week we have continued to practise for our Christmas nativity and it has been going so well. We are so proud of how well the children have learnt the songs and the dances and we know you will be too!

General Information:

We will be sending PE kits home next week in order for them to be washed over the holidays. Please send these back in with the children in the first week of January.


Thanks for all your support

Year 1 Team



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