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Year 1 Week Ahead Information

21 April 2017

An overview of the week ahead in Year 1

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Information and reminders

Thank you to all parents who attended the Academic Review Evenings. We hope the evenings provided you with information about your child’s progress and next steps.

We hope you have been testing your general knowledge skills in preparation for the Curry and Quiz night. We look forward to seeing you there.

As the weather is beginning to change, children may start to wear their summer uniform. Please check the school website for information about the correct uniform.


Upcoming dates

Saturday 22nd April - Curry and Quiz night- from 6pm

Monday 1st May – Labour Day holiday - school closed

Wednesday 3rd May – Parent Workshop: Reception to Year 1 Transition; Sports Hall A; 9.00am to 10.00am

Wednesday 10th May - Donuts with Dads; The Hub; 8.30am followed by E- Safety Parent Workshop 9.00am

Wednesday 17th May – Parent Workshop: STEAM in Early Years and Primary

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

Thursday 18th May – Early Years and Primary STEAM Day

Wednesday 24th May - Muffins with Mums; The Hub; 8.30am followed by HSK Workshop; 9.00am

Friday 26th May – Coffee Morning with Head of Primary and Head of Secondary; Aspretto; 11.00am

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

Saturday 10th June - Summer Fun Day


Stars of the Week

Year 1A – John Deng for settling well into his new school

Year 1B – Bill Wang for solving mathematical problems and explaining the method he used.

Year 1C – Raymond Zheng  for settling in to his new class and sharing his ideas with his friends and I.



In English, the children will receive another cryptic message from the aliens. They will need to decipher the message and suggest ideas of how to help and support the aliens. The alien world is nearly extinct.

Focus: Use phonic knowledge to spell words, punctuate sentences, adjectives for effect, use positional language, self-assess their work



In Mathematics, the children will revisit doubling and halving numbers. To complement the work they have being doing exploring addition and subtraction they will spend time on understanding inverse operations. They will also revisit identifying shape names and their properties.

Key Vocabulary: less than, finding the difference, addition, subtraction, double, half, 2D shapes, 3D shapes



Next week the children will develop their geography skills. They will create their own maps of a new alien world, which will be labeled and include simple geographical features such as rivers, mountains, bridges, cliffs etc. They will use geographical terms to describe their maps and include co-ordinates of the different areas.