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Mr Nickeas

Welcome to Year 1B!


My name is Mr Nickeas and I am the class teacher for 1B. I hope you have all had an amazing summer and I am excited to be working with you and your children.  Our teaching assistant is Mrs Rochford, who will help and support the learning in our classroom. We use Class Dojo to communicate with parents and you can send me messages via Dojo if necessary; it also translates into over 30 languages!  I am usually available at the end of the school day and if you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to come and speak to me!


Our Learning Journey - Summer term


English: In English this term we are looking at The Enormous Turnip, Oliver's Vegetables, Whatever Next and Non-Chronological reports about plants. We will also be learning a performance poem - 'The morning rush!'

Maths: In Maths this term we are looking at numbers within 50 before moving onto numbers up to 100 in Summer 2! We will also be counting in 2s, 5s and 10s followed by looking at halves and quarters, time and money. 

Topic: Our topic for Summer 1 is Hot and cold places and in Summer 2 we will be learning about Florence Nightingale.

Art:  In Art we will be creating a drawing using oil pastels for the Great Fire of London.

Science: In Science we will be learning all about 'Plants'. We will look at a variety of plants, looking at garden and wild plants and describing the structure of a plant.

RE: In RE we are going to be exploring a unit called 'The Ends of the Earth'.

Computing: In Computing we’re covering the 'Maze Exploring' and creating E-books on Purple Mash.

Music:  Learning the song 'Your Imagination' and using xylophones to play the song.





PE will be on a Wednesday afternoon. Please make sure your child has their full PE kit, including pumps, in school each week. Please ensure your child’s PE kit has their name on the labels. This will help everyone in the classroom and at home.


Homework will be given out on a Friday. Please can this be returned on a Wednesday.


Reading Books will be sent home each night please can you read with your child each night and sign their home reading diary. It is important that the children do lots of reading at home to help them with their phonics, reading and writing in school. 

Those that read each night and have their diary signed will be entered into a raffle each week in class and they have a chance to win something from the 1B prize box!

The children  will also receive bronze, silver and gold wristbands in assembly if they read each night at home every week for a certain number of weeks for each colour!


Your child can bring a water bottle into school with water only.



In year 1 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)


Phonics Play is a useful app on a tablet to practise phonics too!


Mr Nickeas and Mrs Rochford.

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