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Year 1A

Mrs Darbyshire

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 and changing 'The Enormous Turnip.' We will then read Oliver's Vegetables and write our own menus. Then learn how to write a letter to Mrs Monaghan to see if we can get our favourite food on the menu. 

Maths: In Maths this term, our units will cover place value to 100 multiplication and division, fractions, money and time. 
Topic: Our topic for Summer 1 is the U.K in Geography where we will learn all about our local area. Our history topic in Summer 2 is Hospitals and Nurses. We learn about what hospitals are like now and compare them to the past. 

Science: In science we will be learning all about Plants. We are planting our own seeds and watching them grow up till May half term. 
RE: In RE we are going to be exploring units called 'Resurrection' and 'Miracles'.

Computing: In computing we’re covering the 'Animated Stories', 'Coding' and 'Spreadsheets' 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.

We had a fantastic day at Blackpool zoo yesterday.

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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