Year 1 2019-2020

Welcome to Year 1!
Mrs Hayes, Miss Ellis and Mrs Constantine teach in Year 1. 
We are really looking forward to starting some exciting new topics.

This term our class text will be ‘The Lorax’ by Dr Seuss. We will writing our own rhymes, alliterations and nonsense words inspired by Dr Seuss. We will also be practising our use of adjectives to describe the change of the Truffula Forest throughout the story.

Children will continue to not have set reading days, so please ensure it is in their book bag every day! If your child had finished their reading book at home, please make a note of this in their planners and we will do our best to change it the next day.

Children are really enjoying their Monster Phonics Reading books. Please ensure that as well as reading their Monster Phonics book, ask your children to find the sound this book is based on within their book, practise spelling words at the front of the book and answer comprehension questions.

Children will also continue to take part in daily phonics sessions to improve their reading and spelling.



We will continue to learn a range of skills in our Maths lessons. This half term these include telling the time, measuring length and height, measuring weight and measuring volume.

To support with this at home encourage children to read different types of clocks when out and about. It would also be helpful if children were familiar with calendars to notice the days of the week, months of the year and key dates like their birthday.



Our whole school theme this term will continue to be ‘Conflict’. We will discuss the themes of deforestation and climate change inspired by our class text ‘The Lorax’.

Our enquiry question in Geography is ‘Where in the UK would the Truffula trees go?’ to answer our question we will learn about the different countries in the UK and their geographical features.

Our enquiry question in Science is ‘What trees grow in our local area?’ We will becoming tree experts by developing our knowledge of evergreen and deciduous trees, parts of a tree and types of local trees.


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