Year 1 2019 - 2020

Mrs Cleary

Year 1!


This term our topic will be ‘My Grandparents were young once!’

The children will be working hard to achieve their goals in all areas of the National Curriculum.


Have a look below at some of the things they will be learning!



This term in Maths, we will be looking at 2D and 3D shapes and their properties. Throughout the term, we will continue to work on our reasoning skills by solving word problems. The children will be introduced to timetables; we will be focusing on 2’s, 5’s and 10’s.



In English, we like to plan our English lessons around a book. This term we will be reading about a little bear who is afraid of the dark. The chosen book remains a secret for a couple of weeks as we will encourage the children to use their imagination, share their ideas and learn how to compose sentences verbally before writing. Throughout the term, the children will continue to use their Non- Negotiables (full stops, capital letters, finger spaces and reading over our work) and will learn different writing styles, as well as focusing on our handwriting. We will also be using adjectives, verbs and conjunctions to expand our sentences.



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). “The more you read, the more things you will know.  The more you learn, the more places you’ll go!” (Dr Seuss)


Learning Adventure

Our focus this term will be changes within living memory which links to our English text. We will learn about toys from past and present; researching and investigating the history of bears. In D&T we will be designing and making our very own sock puppets.

In Science, we will learn about Seasonal changes by observing the weather patterns and recording what changes the weather has on plants and trees within Manor Park.



Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. We will be focusing on dance this term, children will be dancing on their own, with partners and in groups. They will have the opportunity to observe each other dancing and appreciate their movements. 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 Maths homework 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 10 spellings they took home on Friday plus an additional 3 unseen Common Exception words for Year 1.


Maths homework is set online or in blue homework books 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 etc. to avoid lost coins. Thank you!


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I hope you really enjoy these activities and don't forget if you have any questions please ask I am always happy to help!

Thank-you for your support,

Mrs Cleary 







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