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Year 1 Week Ahead Information

14 October 2016

An overview of the week ahead in Year 1

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Information and Reminders

Please remember to book an appointment for your child’s Academic Review Evening on either Monday 17th October or Wednesday 19th October. You will be able to book an appointment until 10am on Monday 17th October. All of the Year 1 teachers are very excited to share your child’s successes with you during these meetings.

All of the Year 1 teachers have been so pleased by how many parents have volunteered to come to school and hear our children read! Please contact your child's class teacher directly if you would like to help and give us some of your time it would be greatly appreciated!

Children are now able to wear their winter uniform as the weather has become colder. We would like all students to be in their winter uniforms by Monday 7th November. If you need any additional uniform items, they are available now in our uniform shop.

On P.E. days your child should arrive at school wearing their school uniform, then change into P.E. clothes, then change back into school uniform.


Upcoming dates

Primary Academic Review – Monday 17th October and Wednesday 19th October 

​No CCAs - Monday 31st October – Friday 4th November

Primary Workshop and Coffee Morning - Wednesday 2nd November

School Closed- Friday 11th November – Monday 14th November inclusive


Stars of the Week

Year 1A – Joseph

Year 1B – Adam

Year 1C – Oatile



Next week in English, to complement our topic ‘The circus is coming to town,’ the children will be exploring feelings. We will be learning the oral story, 'Bob the Happy Clown'. The children will learn to tell the story verbatim and they will be introduced to the Talk for Writing actions which can then be used throughout their learning journey at school. By the end of the week the children will write the story themselves and some will be asked to adapt it to make it unique for them!

Please continue to play the high frequency jigsaw puzzle at home and feel free to send us a picture of your child learning outside the classroom.



The focus in Maths this week, will be on Position and Movement. Children will be introduced to language related to direction, such as: forward, backward, left, right, turn, half-turn, quarter-turn and full-turn.

If you would like to support your child at home with this, please play one of these games




The focus for this week will be ‘Morality’ as we explore the different emotions which people feel and when they feel them. The children will complete their painting of a clown face and will discuss the different techniques they used to create their image. They will also consider how they and their friends could improve their work further next time.