Year 1

Week commencing 18.6.18

Our key learning this week: 

In English we are going to be looking at poetry linked to our topic about food. 

In maths we are going to begin to look at money and recognising and ordering coins. 

In topic we will be continuing our topic about food thinking about where it comes from and how it gets to our plates. 

In science we are going to be looking at changes of state and  what helps make contribute to a healthy lifestyle.

In design and technology we will be designing and making our own cereal bars. 


Please can all children have trainers and PE kit in school everyday. 

Thursday 21st June - Talent Show @ 6pm

WB Monday 2nd July - Sports Week 

Monday 2nd July - Sports event at Rutland Water @ 3.45pm

Monday 2nd July/Tuesday 3rd July - Trip to Wildwood (payment via parent pay)

Thursday 5th July - Reports Out 

Friday 6th July - Sports Day 

WB Monday 9th July - Transition Week

Monday 9th July - KS1 multi skills @ Oakham School 

Wednesday 18th July - Leavers Mass 

Friday 20th July - School closes @ 2.30pm 


This term our topic is In the Garden. We will be looking at our environment and comparing it to other environments. We will look at plants and growing as well as animals and their habitats. 

To see our topic guide for In the Garden for term 5 click here. 

To see our topic guide for our Castles topic in term 3 and 4 click here. 

To see our topic guide for the elements topic in term 2 click here. 

To see our topic guide for our marvellous me topic in term 1 click here.

Must do at home, please: (reviewed termly) 

By the end of keystage 1 children are expected to be able to read and spell these words.  

Please ensure children are reading at least 3 times a week at home and that this is recorded in their reading record.

Please use the bookmark your children have to support their reading. Click here to view online.

There is also a useful booklet to help support your child's reading at home here.

Additional ways to support your child/book lists:

Read Write Inc.

We use the phonics scheme Read Write Inc. at English Martrys. This PowerPoint presentation explains how it works.

Please click here for worksheets to help with formation of letters to practice with your child at home. 

Homework Expectations – Year 1 

Homework will be set every Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. Pupils are expected to complete all set tasks. 

Additionally, children must read and record their reading in their diaries at least three times each week. 

Work in their homework books is expected to be of the same standard as work in school, with neat handwriting, diagrams in pencil and care take to include appropriate punctuation and good spelling.

House points will be awarded for good work each week. 

Year 1 had an amazing time at the Castle on Thursday. When we arrived we were met by a minstrel, a knight and some ladies who worked in the castle. We enjoyed watching a puppet show about the history of the castle and looking for some horse shoes which the minstrel had lost! 

Then we had a go at making some medieval gingerbread and we designed some decorations for the top of a cake from icing. After that we built some castle walls, having a go at weaving and building with wood and stone. Then we were then invited to a banquet which we dressed up for! 

In the afternoon we learnt about medieval games and made some poppets and crowns to take home with us. Finally we had some knight training and we learnt how we should defend a castle with our swords and shields! 

We all had a great time and learnt lots of new things! 

On Wednesday we went to Rutland Water to have a look at what had changed since we last went in the Autumn. We looked for the signs of winter and did some bird watching. 

The highlight seemed to be watching the rats steal the food from the bird feeders. 

Year 1 had a great time on their Maths trail with early years on Monday morning. We worked in pairs to answer different questions and challenges linked to the different things we saw. We also spotted lots of numbers around the area and enjoyed counting lots of different things. Thank you very much to the Early Years parents who came with us. 

Year 1 had a super time at the library. We listened to some stories and then chose some books to take back to school to share with our class. 
We had a fantastic time on our first seasons day about autumn. We looked at seed dispersal, went bird watching, completed an eye-spy challenge and we made some bird feeders. We are looking forward to our next seasons day in the winter!

We had a fantastic time on our first seasons day about autumn. We looked at seed dispersal, went bird watching, completed an eye-spy challenge and we made some bird feeders. 

We are looking forward to our next seasons day in the winter!