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Year 1A

Mrs Darbyshire

We had a fantastic day at Blackpool zoo yesterday.

Welcome to Year 1A


Happy New Year, welcome back to year 1, we already had a busy first week back. 


Our Learning Journey:

English: In English we will be retelling the story of 'Zog' and writing diary entries from the perspective of someone living in London during the Great Fire of London. In Spring 2, we will be focusing on Traditional Tales and writing senses poetry based on the Great Fire of London.

Maths: In Maths this term, our units will cover place value within 20, addition and subtraction with 20, place value within 50, length & height and mass & volume.
Topic: Our topic for Spring 1 is the Great Fire of London in History. We will then move onto learning about the city of London as our Geography unit in Spring 2.

Science: In science we will be learning all about Animals Inc. Humans. 
RE: In RE we are going to be exploring units called 'Families and Celebrations' and 'Following Jesus'.

Computing: In computing we’re covering the 'Lego Builders', 'Technology Outside School' and 'Maze Explorers' units on Purple Mash.


Key Reminders

  • PE will be on a Monday Morning. Please make sure your child has their full PE kit in school each week.
  • Homework will be given out on a Friday please can this be returned on a Monday morning.
  • Reading Books will be sent home each night please can you read with your child each night.
  • Your child can bring a water bottle into school with water only. 



In year one we have daily phonics lessons which will progress at a speed suitable for each child. A helpful way to help children improve with their phonics at home is to read daily with them. If you would like additional support for your child’s phonics journey there are lots of helpful videos online. I would recommend the following: RWI Speed Sounds (Set 2 & 3)

Class Dojo:

Class Dojo is the most affective with to communicate with me, and is how I send out important updates and information. If you need to speak to me please do so via Class Dojo, or feel free to speak a member of staff from our class before or after school.



Mrs Darbyshire, Ms Hartnett and Miss Worden.

Parent video: How to say the sounds

Uploaded by Ruth Miskin Training on 2020-01-20.

Parent video: Reading the Set 3 sounds and words with your child

Watch how Jo reads set 3 sounds and words with Eve at home. Spelling Set 3 words with your child: Subscribe and turn on the notifications to receive Speed Sound lessons alerts every day! Follow us on Facebook or visit our website to find out how to help children learn to read at home.

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