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Year 1

Otters: Mrs Wigmore, Mrs Evers, Mrs Donnelly, Miss Marano

Hedgehogs: Mrs Bojkovic & Mrs Kennedy, Mrs Day, Ms. Hazell, Mr Woznicki, Mrs Hayes

 Moles: Miss de Vries, Mrs Nesbitt, Mrs House, Ms. Hazell, Miss Pitulec, Ms. Sayyed

Welcome back!

It has been wonderful having the children back in school. They have settled into school life enthusiastically with great focus and a keenness to learn. We have moved to whole class lessons followed by independent challenges to help develop independent learning and play.

This half term, in English we continue to explore a range of poems and the features of poetry including alliteration, similes, onomatopoeia and personification. We will be performing poetry, as well as writing our own poems using the ranges of features. In grammar, we will be revising common nouns and learning our proper nouns.

In phonics, we will be recapping the phase 3 and phase 5 sounds. The children will continue to practise their exception words.

In Maths, our topic areas will focus on time, multiplication. In multiplication, we will be investigating grouping strategies and continue practising our counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.

In Science this term, we will be learning about plants in our local area. Children will learn about the different common wild plants and flowers in our local area and the structure of a plant.

This term we are teaching geography and we are learning about our local area of Richmond. We will be investigating the differences between rural and urban areas.  

As part of our PSHE and circle time sessions, our focus will be on the value of SIMPLICITY and we will be discussing our return to school life using the analogy “better together”.

Please see the curriculum bulletin for more information.

The Year 1 Team