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Year 1 - Woodpeckers

Welcome to Year One Woodpeckers Class!

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Miss Tullett is our Class Teacher.

Miss Thatcher, Mrs Allen and Mr Bell are our Learning Support Assistants and will be working in Woodpeckers this year.

Term 1

Amazing Me!


Our first topic in Woodpeckers is called 'Amazing Me.' The children will be looking closely at what makes them special and unique as a human being including their body parts and senses. We will also explore animals including pets and how similar and different we are to a variety of animals. We will be undertaking really fun activities linked to all of our senses such as a blindfolded walk, making pizzas and exploring our sense of touch!


In English we will be exploring the texts "The Emperor's Egg" and "Grace and Family" as well as writing exciting all about me entries into our Learning Books focusing on what makes us special with our family and friends.


In Maths, the children will take part in Maths Mastery lessons. We will learn songs to sing during our lessons and this term we have a big focus on numbers 1-10. This means we will learn the number bonds for all numbers 5-10 and how we can represent numbers in different ways. We will also be adding and subtracting numbers up to 10.



Key Information

Our PE day is Wednesday so please ensure your child has a named PE kit with plimsoles or trainers. Earrings must be removed for PE before school by an adult for health and safety reasons.


Please remind your child to bring in a named water bottle every day - even in the winter months! Being well hydrated helps us to concentrate and be ready to learn.

Your child has the opportunity to change their reading book every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. When you have read with your child please comment and sign their contact book to signify they have read at home. We will be recording who is reading regularly at home and there will be prizes for the top readers! The contact book can also be used to communicate any messages with me.


We will also continue with Buster Book club where the number of minutes read should be recorded on the Buster Book club bookmark every Wednesday night. 


Phonics is taught daily with an emphasis on children being able to read the words and then be able to put them into sentences to show they understand their meaning. They also practice writing the words and writing them into full sentences. Throughout the year, I will give out alien and real words for you to work on with your child at home. This will prepare them for their Phonics Screening test in June 2020.

Forest School will be taking place every Tuesday morning with Miss Grimes so please make sure your child has wellies in school along with gloves for winter months and hats for summer months.

Forest School is an exciting part of the school day in which the children will be exploring our topics and other areas of the curriculum, in the outdoor environment.

Please find below a list of useful websites which can help your child at home:

Year 1 Common Exception words

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