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Year 1 1J 2020 - 2021

Year 1 2020 - 2021

Welcome to 1J

Class Teacher: Mrs Jones (currently on maternity leave) - from Summer Term Miss Rowe will be our class teacher

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Donaldson / Mrs Murphy

Miss Rowe has joined the class as Mrs Jones is now on maternity.  Miss Rowe will be the class teacher for the rest of the academic year/summer term. 

Reading - Every child has been given a reading book, please listen to your child read this at least 3 times and log any successes as well as challenges that your child faces along the way. There are a variety of activities in both the front and the back cover of their reading books to aid reading and comprehension skills. This is a good opportunity for your children to also practise reading and spelling the tricky words that are in the back of their reading record. 

Maths - Please practise forming numbers correctly as sometimes the children reverse numbers. We have been working on addition over the past few weeks. Please encourage your child to draw and write addition number sentences and use objects to help them to find the correct answer. The children really enjoy 'Jack Hartman' counting songs on you tube. We have been counting to 100 forwards and backwards. 

Phonics - Please use the sound mat in your childs book bag to practise Phase 3 sounds and words.  Ask your children to read and write a variety of words which include phase 3 sounds. E.g rain, feet, fork, light etc. Children can  also use 'Phonics Play' to embed their learning. The children also have spellings to learn. Can they put the words into sentences?

Please see below some helpful websites that your children can use to further their learning.

Useful websites:     - can request a free trial for 7 days or there are free resources to use.

Class expectations:

  • Homework is on a needs basis and will go out on Fridays via Purple Mash online learning.Your childs username and password will be located in their reading record.
  • Spellings go out on TBA and will be tested the following TBA
  • Reading books will be . Please read every night with your child. Reading books will be collected in on Mondays and go out on a Thursday.  For the time being, to allow quarantining of books, books will not be changed daily. 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 for Autumn term:

  • English – ‘Rapunzel and Major Glad and Major Dizzy
  • 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

Our Curriculum for Spring Term:

  • English – 'Hermelin' and 'Where the Wild Things Are'
  • Maths – We’ll be continuing with our new scheme called ‘Maths, No Problem’.
  • Science –Seasons
  • History – Toys
  • Geography – How does the weather affect our lives?
  • Computing – Spring 1: Computer Science: (What is a computer) Spring 2: Information Technology
  • P.E – Tuesday (outdoor) and Wednesday (indoor)
  • R.E. – Spring 1:New Beginnings / Spring 2: Easter 
  • Music – Round and Round / In the Groove 
  • PSHESpring 1:Who is special to us?  No Outsiders – To recognise that people are different ages. / Spring 2:What can we do with money?
  • DT - Freestanding structures 
  • Art -  Habitats/Plants - Sculpture/Printing

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 Tuesday (outdoor) and Wednesday (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.


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.











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