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Year 1 Week Ahead Information

An overview of the week ahead in Year 1

  • Maps, art and division in Year 1

Information and Reminders

Now that the weather is becoming warmer, please could you ensure that all children bring a clearly labelled water bottle and hat to school. If your child requires sun cream please apply before school.

Our current topic ‘Our World’ will conclude on Monday 21st May. We are inviting parents into school on this day to help create bottle rockets as part of our exit point! Please check Class Dojo for more information.

Thank you to all parents who attended the Donuts with Dads event. The children were very pleased about eating donuts with their Dads!

The weather forecast for Saturday looks great for the Dads and Kids Campout, we look forward to seeing you there.

STEAM Day - The theme for the upcoming STEAM day (Thursday 18 May) will be recycling. At the moment we have still only received a small amount of materials. Please could you send in any recyclable materials that would be suitable for the event.

Please note that IB and IGCSE exams are taking place and will be taken in the Primary building. The main staircase in B Block will remain closed and all students and adults should use alternative staircases. Please can we ask parents not to wait in the area outside the Hive, outside Sports Hall B or along the Year 3 classrooms, as we need to ensure silence for our older students. Parents are always welcome to go to Aspretto, our coffee shop, whilst waiting for students. Thank you for your support.


Upcoming dates

Saturday 13th May – Dads and Kids Campout

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

Tuesday 23rd May – Stage and Screen Performance; 6.00pm; Auditorium

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

Wednesday 7th June – Parent Workshop – Transitions: 3rd Culture Kids with Olivia’s Place; 9.30am

Wednesday 7th June – Coffee Morning with Head of Primary and Head of Secondary; Aspretto; 11.00am

Friday 9th June – CCAs finish today

Saturday 10th June - Summer Fun Day

Thursday 22nd June – Primary Year in Review Assembly; Sports Hall B; 9.00am and End of Year Class Parties

Friday 23rd June – Last day of School Year; students finish at 12pm


Stars of the Week

Year 1A – Arabella Katzin for making some excellent contributions during Guided Reading Sessions

Year 1B – Aika Mao for settling back into class and contributing great ideas during class discussions

Year 1C – Dorothy Guo for writing a detailed description about the lifecycle of a plant



In English, the children will be using the information they have collated about Shanghai to produce a piece of writing about their host country. They will write letters to the aliens, thanking them for their help with their learning. The letters will be placed inside the bottle rockets they create for the exit point.

Focus: spell words containing each of the 40+ phonemes already taught, join clauses using conjunctions, use a range of punctuation marks and use adjectives for effect



In Mathematics, the children will explore the value of numbers and where they live in the number system. They will solve problems by comparing the value of numbers and investigate number patterns. Their work will be represented using objects and pictorial representations.

Key Vocabulary: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least, the same amount as, as many as, hundreds, tens, units and digit



Next week, the children will begin to gather the knowledge they have collected about their current topic ‘Our World.’ To conclude the unit they will learn about how to reduce, reuse and recycle different materials. They will design their own bottle rockets in preparation for the exit point, this will link to the upcoming STEAM day.