Year 1 - Mrs Holstein and Ms McCarron

Important Dates for your Diary

23rd Jan- National Handwriting Day

27th Jan- Border Moves dance workshop 

11th Feb- Safer Internet Day


If you would like to know more about Phonics, the Cbeebies website has some very useful information at:-

Image result for geraldine the giraffe  The children have absolutely loved meeting Geraldine the Giraffe who is helping the children to learn their phonics.  You can find her videos on You Tube on the link here

Forest School

The children will be having Forest School on a Thursday afternoon this half term. They will need a set of warm clothes to change into and a pair of sensible shoes such as trainers or wellies. 

                              Amazing Africa


We will be reading lots of exciting stories this half term all about the African animals, such as ‘The Lion King’ and the ‘Tinga Tinga’ series of short tales. The children will be writing their own versions of the different stories and writing factual books about the African animals.

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This half term we will be starting to tell the time to the nearest hour and half past the hour. We will start looking at fractions, ½ and ¼, and even try counting in ½ s up to 10. We will start to look at simple multiplication and division questions and try to understand what these words mean. We will continue to practise recognising the place value of the numbers 11-20 and carry out addition and subtraction calculations.


We will be finding out where Africa is and what it is like to live there. We will be looking at lots of different types of maps, pictures, videos and atlases to help us explore the geographical landscapes and climate of Africa.

We are going to base our art work on the Tinga Tinga stories. We will use bright colours and patterns to create animal art work. These will incorporate the animal patterns and silhouettes. We will be comparing the African art work to L S Lowry.



Our homework is set weekly on Friday and is to be returned to school on Monday morning. You can expect to receive a weekly homework.  Please ensure you read regularly - thank you.  There is a homework club on Thursdays, for children who have not completed their homework, or those who need a little help.


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