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Year 1 Week Ahead Information

26 January 2017

An overview of the week ahead in Year 1

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Information and reminders

A huge thank you to our teaching assistants who led some excellent Chinese New Year activities. The children made paper dragons, paper flowers and spring rolls. After the holidays, please can we make sure all children have the correct school uniform and a warm winter coat.


Upcoming Dates

Monday 6th February - Return to school

Wednesday 15th January - EY and Primary workshop and coffee morning

Week beginning 20th March - Shakespeare week and school photos


Stars of the week

Year 1A – Elizabeth Lu

Year 1B – Elaine Lu

Year 1C – William Gawthorn



In English, the children will write a recount about their holiday experiences. There will be a big focus on punctuation, adjectives and time phrases. We are now starting to get the children to self-assess their work to make sure it makes sense and is sequenced correctly. You can continue to support your children at home by getting them to do this when completing their homework.



In Mathematics, our next topic will explore fractions. The focus will be to recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity. As well as recognising, finding and naming a quarter and four equal parts of an object, shape or quantity.

Key vocabulary:  whole, equal, whole, half, halves, quarter, fraction, numerator, denominator



After the holidays, the children will begin a new topic ‘Time Travellers.’ They will explore how filmography has changed and improved over the last 120 years. The children will find out about important people linked to historical events and identify differences between their own lives and those of people who have lived in the past. Please check Class Dojo after the holidays for more information about the entry point.