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Spring 2018

The exciting start to our new topic Into The Woods- SHREK'S ADVENTURE!!

Dear Parents and Carers,


Over the next few weeks, our work in Year 1 will be focused around the topic of ‘Into The Woods’. We will explore many different aspects of the forest, woodland environments and share stories with woodland settings. During this topic we will be covering many areas of the curriculum, particularly Geography and Science.


In English we will be retelling the story ‘Shrek’ by acting out scenes, creating  story maps and writing our own versions of the story.

In Geography children will be learning about environments and habitats which link to our Science work about minibeasts.

In Science we will be learning about living things- minibeasts specifically. We will be thinking of scientific questions relating to minibeasts which we will then answer by researching. We will also be learning why it is important to care for animals such as insects.

In Physical Education children will be continuing to learn gymnastics as well as practising other important physical skills such as running and dodging.

We will also be participating in Forest School style learning, spending time outdoors using nature to help us with our learning in English, Geography and Science.


Activities to do at home

Continuing the learning from school to home is also very important and helps our children progress even further. So  we will also provide a home learning folder in which we will send homework weekly  to build on the learning in school. This will help to reinforce the learning that takes place at school.


Year 1 P.E.

Please note that Year 1 P.E. sessions will take place on Mondays and Fridays.  Please ensure that your child brings in  the correct P.E. uniform each Monday and leaves it in school until Friday, when it can then be taken home. The correct uniform consists of black shorts/ tracksuit bottoms and a plain white t-shirt. Please note that football shirts cannot be worn. Suitable black footwear should also be provided.

Phonics books

Your child will be issued with a new reading book and a story book at the end of each week. Please ensure that these books are returned by the following Wednesday at the latest.  It is important that you take time to listen to your child read, and support them as they need it.

Reading books

Please also remember that the children are welcome to take library books from the Year 1 classrooms to read at home. Please don’t forget to return these to school.

Year 1 Clubs

Year 1 clubs continue to be each Thursday and the clubs available are:

ICT with Angela

Craft/fine-motor skills with Scott

Children will need to be picked up at 4.15pm. Please note that children may need to alternate the club they attend.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Kind regards,


Year 1 Team


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