Year 1 2019 - 2020

Miss Jones

Welcome to Year 1!


This term our topic will be ‘A Walk on the Wild Side!’

The children will continue to work hard to achieve their learning goals in all areas of the curriculum. Below are some of the things we will be learning this term.


This term in Mathematics, children will be focusing on multiplication and division, fractions, position and direction of shapes and time. Children will be encouraged to continue to develop their problem solving and reasoning skills. As well as this, children will continue to improve their confidence as Rock Stars every day whilst learning their 2, 5 and 10 times tables.


In Year 1, we like to plan our English learning around a book. During this first half term, a very special visitor from the forest arrived in Year 1 for a few weeks to share their story. He has terrible tusks and terrible claws but will be trying his best to help the children learn different styles of writing including missing posters, diary entries and some acting! Can you guess who our special visitor is? We will continue to improve our writing by reinforcing our Non-Negotiables (capital letters, full stops, finger spaces and reading over our work) and looking at expanded noun phrases to make our writing even more amazing!


“The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her

to amazing people who lived exciting lives.” -Matilda (Roald Dahl)

We put a high emphasis on reading in school with daily reading activities.  It’s our expectation that all children read at least 3 times per week at home.  We ask that parents read with their children and sign the home school diaries at least 3 times a week (ideally every night).  Once they have completed their book confidently they can complete a book quiz in school before changing their book

Learning Adventure:

Our focus this term will be A Walk on the Wild Side! This fantastic learning adventure will include learning about forests in our local area and comparing them to different forests in Britain. We will also be learning about maps, designing our own and creating symbols to represent various features.  We will be using the outdoors for lots of our learning this term, looking at different materials in forests and investigating the animals that live in them.


Our PE days are Monday and Friday. We will be focusing on ball games, gymnastics and yoga this term. The children should have their PE kit in school every day and please check that all PE kits are clearly labelled.


Homework of spellings and My Maths is given out every week on Friday to be completed and handed in on the following Wednesday.

Spellings will be tested on Wednesday. The children will be tested on 5 spellings they took home on Friday plus an additional 5 unseen words with the same pattern as well as 3 key words for Year 1.

My Maths homework is set online on Fridays and is to be completed by the following Wednesday. Every Monday there is a KS1 homework club at lunch time for children who want to voluntarily do their homework in school time. Every Tuesday there is an after school homework club for parents/guardians to attend with their children if they wish to do so.  


Please send any snack money in an envelope, purse, sandwich bag ect to avoid lost coins thank you!

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Keep working hard children, your work is looking fantastic!

Miss Jones


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Manor Park Primary School

Manor Park North,
Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8DB

Main Contact: Mrs Cobham in the
school office

Tel: 01625 568837