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Year 1 Week Ahead Information

31 March 2017

An overview of the first week back after the holidays

  • Year 1 visit Shanghai Municipal History Museum

Information and reminders

Thank you to all parents who attended our trip to the museum, your help was appreciated. The children loved learning about Shanghai and what it looked like in the past.

The author Neil Griffiths was a huge success. I am sure you heard lots about his story telling!

If you are having any issues logging onto CHQ to organise your child’s CCA’s please send Mr. Wallace an email for assistance.

We will change to summer uniform when we return from the April holidays. Please visit the school website or check in your child’s Learning Journal for the appropriate clothing, which can be purchased at our uniform shop.

We have a number of parent workshops scheduled for the summer term. You can find out more about these in your child’s Term 2 Report, which will come home today.


Upcoming dates

Monday 10th April – Summer term begins

Monday 17th April - CCAs Start

Tuesday 18th April- Early Years and Primary Academic Review Evening 5pm-8pm

Thursday 20th April- Early Years and Primary Academic Review Evening 5pm-8pm

Saturday 22nd April- Curry and Quiz night- more information to follow.

Monday 1st May – Labour Day holiday - school closed

Thursday 18th May – Saturday 20th May – Primary FOBISIA games

Thursday 18th May – Early Years and Primary STEAM Day

Monday 29th May and Tuesday 30th May - School closed

Saturday 10th June - Summer Fun Day


Stars of the Week

Year 1A – Arabella for working hard during Mathematics lessons & Stensen for contributing great ideas during class discussions

Year 1B – Emily for her great art work

Year 1C – Zoe for being responsible on our school trip



In English, to link with the new topic the children will write a recount about the entry point. They will also produce a creative piece of writing in which the focus will be to include adjectives and alternative punctuation marks.

Focus: Use phonic knowledge to spell words, punctuate sentences using  different punctuation marks, use adjectives for effect.



In Mathematics, the children will continue to explore the value of numbers. They will practice completing missing information in different addition and subtraction number sentences. The children will represent their work using a number line.

Key Vocabulary:  more than, greater, larger, bigger, numerals, words, less than, fewer, smaller, the same amount as, as many as, exchange, digit



The children were sad to complete our Time Travellers topic. They had a great time at the Shanghai Municipal History Museum and liked learning about Shanghai and its past traditions and cultures.

After the holidays, the children will begin a new unit called ‘Our World.’ This unit begins with an explosive entry point so make sure you check Class Dojo! This unit will focus on developing the children’s geographical skills and understanding of the world.