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Year 1 Week Ahead Information

22 January 2016

An overview of the week ahead in Year 1

Information and Reminders

Please could parents make sure all children have a suitable coat for the cold weather and are wearing appropriate school uniform. Please refer to this week's newsletter in which Mrs Passante outlines suitable clothing to wear to keep warm in the colder weather.

PE Timetable

1A Tuesday - Swimming; Friday - Gymnastics

1B Tuesday - Gymnastics; Friday - Swimming

1C Monday - Swimming; Friday – Gymnastics


Tuesday 26th January - Academic review evening 17:00 - 20:00

Wednesday 27th January - Academic review evening 17:00 - 20:00

Sunday 31st January - Chinese Temple Fair 11:00 - 15:00

If you are unable to attend the academic review evenings, please contact your child's class teacher to make an appointment at a more convenient time.


In English this week, the children will be looking at holidays in the past and comparing them with their own holiday experiences. They will prepare a list of questions they would like to find out about holidays in the past. The children will interview a parent/grandparent who will share their holiday stories. The children will use this information to write a report about holidays in the past.

During Phonics lessons, the children will apply phonic knowledge and skills to decode and read words. They will read accurately by blending sounds in unfamiliar words identifying different graphemes and phonemes.

The children will continue to practice forming and orientating upper and lower case letters correctly.


In Mathematics, we will continue to explore and use language relating to dates, weeks and months. The children will use this knowledge to help plan monthly or daily events.

They will use a number line to practice adding and subtracting numbers. The week will culminate with word problems related to both topics.

The children will continue to practice counting in multiples of 2, 5 and 10.


The Personal Goal we will be focusing on this week is 'enquiry' skills.

As 'geographers' and 'historians' the children will continue to develop their geographical vocabulary as they explore their current surroundings. They will look at historical locations around the world and use geographical vocabulary to describe differences and similarities. The children will use maps, atlases, pictures and the internet to find out information.  

As 'artists' the children will explore using powder paints to create their own landscape pictures. Attention will be paid to creating different textures, patterns and colours.