Year 1

Week Beginning 29th April

Our key learning this week: 

If anyone would like to come to Forest School on Friday 10th May please let Miss Wilkinson know. 

English: We will be using a film clip called 'Taking Flight' as a stimulus for writing linked to adventures and journeys. 

Maths: We will be beginning to look at fractions including halves and quarters. We will then begin to apply this knowledge to numbers and sharing. 

RE: We will be beginning our new topic linked to Holy days and Holidays. 

Science: We will be looking at plants. 


Topic:  We will be studying the change and development of transport and travel over history. We will then focus on the history of cars, trains and planes.  

Year 1 had a fantastic time on world book with a variety of characters coming through the door! Everyone put in a huge effort with their costume and it was fantastic to see the children discuss their favourite stories with such enthusiasm. Thank you to parents who helped with the costumes!


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

Monday 29th April - School Opens 

Wednesday 1st May - Parents evening 3.30-5.30 (please sign up at the school office)

Thursday 2nd May - Parents evening 5-7 (please sign up at the school office) 

Friday 3rd May - English Martyrs Day

Thursday 9th May - Year 1 Class Assembly 2.45pm 

Friday 10th May - Year 1 Forest School. If anyone would like to come to Forest School on Friday 10th May please let Miss Wilkinson know.

Friday 24th may - School Closes 

Monday 3rd June - School Opens 

WB Monday 10th June - Phonics testing week for year 1 

WB Monday 17th June - Multifaith Week 

WB Monday 24th June  - Sports Week 

Friday 28th June - Sports Day 

WB Monday 1st July - Transition Week 

Monday 8th July - Year 1 and 2 Mutliskills @ Oakham School pm 

Wednesday 17th July - Leavers Mass @ 11am 

Friday 19th June - School closes @ 2.30pm   


Our topic for Advent 1 is Me, Myself and I, You can find our topic web for this here.

Our topic for Advent 2 is Toys. You can find our topic web for this here. 

Our topic for Lent 1 is Space. You can find our topic web for this here.

We will be continuing our Space Topic through Lent 2. You can find our topic web for this 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 this 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:

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. 

We had a great time during Art Week creating our own images based on Kandinsky. The children learnt lots about Kandinsky and his work. We talked about what inspired him and what sort of paintings he liked to create. 

If you would like to purchase your child's art work for a donation please let Miss Wilkinson know.