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Year 1 1C 2020 - 2021

Mrs Carey

Year 1 2020 - 2021

Welcome to 1c

Class Teacher: MRs Carey

Teaching Assistant: Miss Griffiths / Ms Magee

Class expectations:

  • Homework is on a needs basis and will go out on Fridays via Purple Mash online learning.Your child's username and password will be located on the first page of their reading record.
  • Spellings go out on TBA and will be tested the following TBA
  • Reading books will be changed and given out every Thursday and collected in every Monday. In order to allow for quarantining and sanitising of books, books will not be changed daily for the time being.  Please read every night with your child

Code of Conduct:

We will be looking at three character traits: Respect, Responsibility and Resilience.  Any children following our code of conduct will be presented with ‘Dojo points’ which will enable them to receive a reward. Any children breaking any part of the code of conduct will be given a warning, which may be followed by a sanction. At TPS we have a code of conduct that all children are expected to follow. We need your support to implement this.

Our Curriculum this term (Autumn term):

  • English – ‘Rapunzel
  • Maths – We’ll be launching an exciting new scheme called ‘Maths, No Problem’.
  • Science – Materials
  • History – Explores - Christopher Coloumbas / Neil Armstrong
  • Geography – Our Local Area
  • Computing – Digital Literacy
  • P.E – Gymnastics and Invasion Games
  • R.E. – Harvest and Here comes Christmas
  • Music – Old Skool Hip Hop
  • PSHE – Relationships and Health and Wellbeing

Woodland Learning

We are very excited to be introducing ‘Woodland Learning’, where children will be learning a range of new skills in our forest every week. Our session is on a Friday morning and we would like the children to make the most of every session whatever the weather, so they will need to be appropriately dressed. Please make sure your child wears a tracksuit on your ‘Woodland Learning Day’:  They will also need to bring in waterproof clothes in a waterproof, draw-string bag and wellington boots. As the weather becomes colder, they may also want to bring an extra jumper/fleece, an extra pair of warm socks, waterproof gloves and a warm hat.


P.E is Monday (outdoor) and Tuesday (indoor).  It is essential that your child wears appropriate clothing for P.E.  It is advised that you wear maroon jogging bottoms and a school jumper for the outside session. For the indoor session, you must wear black shorts and burgundy t-shirt. Black pumps or trainers must be worn for both sessions. Girls may also need to have a pair of socks to put on if they wear tights for school. Please ensure your child comes dressed in their PE kit on these day. As we have Woodland Learning as well as PE on a Tuesday, please just dress in your Woodland Leadning clothes, 


How to help at home:

  • Practise 2,5 and 10 times tables in the first instance and continue to practice counting in 1s up to 100 and backwards to 0.
  • Challenge your child to complete activities on Purple Mash on a device at home as often as possible.
  • Practise reading and spelling Year 1 common exception words as regularly as possible (see link in files).  These are the words that all Year 1 children MUST be able to  read and spell by the end of the academic year.  We have also uploaded the key words from Reception  as these may need to be revised. You will find these words also in the back of your child's reading record. Please help your child to read these words.
  • Read with your child every night when possible or at least 3 times every week. The more you to read with your child, the better, especially as they have missed a lot of school. Daily readers will be rewarded for their commitment.


Useful websites:

Teach your Monster to read app is fantastic to help your child with reading and developing phonic knowledge.


WK BEG 7th September 2020

Well what a lovely first week we have had in 1C. All children have been brought along with; big, happy smiles and a fantastic learning attitude. Every child has tried their absolute best. Well done 1C!


This week we have launched our brand new maths curriculum; Maths No Problem. The children have been learning different ways of counting, counting and ordering numbers in the ascending order, counting and ordering numbers in descending order and using objects to reflect this, they have recorded their learning in a JOURNAL!  The journal is a book where the children can show how they have understood a concept by writing numbers and including their own versions of pictorial represtations for these. We have been learning through our numbers in a fun and active way and we have loved it!



We also launched our new Science topic - Materials; Let's build. We have been learning the names and properties of everyday materials. we have been exploring real life objects by sight, sound amd touch, this has enabled us to experience and describe the properties that each material has. We even went on a materials hunt in and around our school grounds.


We had lots of dicussion during our first PSHE lesson. We are learning about relationships. In our first lesson we had lfun looking at and sorting a variety of images, we were then asked to use some new vocabulary during our discussions such as; 'likes', 'dislikes' and 'I prefer'. Throughout this lesson, we discovered that we do not all like or dislike the same things, but this is ok because these are the things that make us 'unique'


In English we have been learning all about Elmer the Elephant. He is a patchwork elephant. At the beginning of the story, Elmer was sad because he was different to all of the other elephants so he made himself elephant colour by rubbing elephant colour berries all over his skin. Elmer thought that being the same as everyone else would make him feel happier but he just blended in and went unnoticed. One day when all of the elephants were standing around, Elmer got botred and called out "BOO!" this made all of the elephants laugh and they then realised who he was. It began to rain and the berry juice ran off his skin, revealing his 'true colours'. From this story, Elmer realised that it is ok to be different, he realised that the other elephants like him for who he was and that he made them laugh. From this story, the children have been learning all about being unique. they have been exploring adjectives (blue, sad, talented etc), the conjunction 'and', recognising and discussing their own stregths and talents and sequencing the story.


WK BEG 14th September 2020


What a great start to our week! We have begun a science investigation to find out which materials are most suitable for building a house for the Three pigs to live safely from the big bad wolf!  First, we recapped the names of the materials that we were investigating (wood, metal, fabric, plastic, paper) then made predicted whether we thought the material would/would not be waterproof/windproof by using our thumbs up/down. Next we tested materials to see if they were waterproof/not waterproof and windproof/not windproof. We had great fun using a 'hairdryer' for the wind! After testing a few materials, we found out that wood and metal were the most suitable as they were both waterproof AND windproof!  Ask your child to explain the meaning of waterproof and windproof to you.



today's PER lesson was gymnastics, we really wanted to do this outside on the field but the sun was just far too hot for us so we moved our classroom around and got on with it! And we got on with it fantastically, I have a class of talented gymnasts! We started off our warm up by using our bodies to form letters of the alphabet (t, v, o, I and w) some we could do solo but for others we needed to work with a partner.

we then moved on to making the PE shapes Pike, straddle, tuck, straight, star. Some we did sitting down and some we did standing up. We found the tuch shape too difficult to do standing up HAHA!

After that we had a go at finding a partner and taking turns to choose a shape for our partner to mirror us. This was a fantastic way to show understanding of the names of the gymnastic shapes. We have learned some new vocabulary in PE this week; Flexibility, Agility, Position, Strength and Balance!


Our new music topic is HIPHOP and it is called 'Hey You!'  The chilsren have been learning how to keep a beat using body procussions and body movements. We have also started learning the lyrics to the song.


Our new book for this term is called Rapunzel by Betan Woolvin 

Rapunzel, Corebooks

We have not even opened the book yet and the children have already been predicting what/who the story is about and what might happen. They have been writing short sentences, writing questions to which they will find out the answers once the is read, they have labelled all of the nouns that they can see on the front cover and they have been building towers for the witch using a variety of media.

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