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Mrs Harris

Miss Rich

Year 1 weekly update - Friday 1st December


Dear Parents/Carers,

This week we have spent lots of time practicing our Nativity ready to perform to you next week! In science we investigated which objects would float or sink in water. In Maths we started learning all about 3D shapes.


Our Christmas nativity performance will be on Thursday 7th December with two performances at 1:30pm and 5:00pm. If you haven’t done so already, please book your tickets on the school gateway. It is 2 tickets, per family, performance. After the afternoon performance, we will get the children changed back into their school clothes and you will be able to take them home early if you would like to. They need to be back at school by 4:30 so we can get them changed and ready for the evening performance. Please remember that we need any clothing that we have asked for costumes on Monday 4th.

Christmas Decorations

Over the next few days, we will be putting up our Christmas trees in the classroom. We would love to add the Children’s own decorations to the tree. If you would like to, please send your child in with a named Christmas tree decoration. This could be anything that reflects them.

Big Ambition Survey

The Children’s Commissioner for England has launched a National campaign called ‘The Big Ambition’. This is a survey for children which has been set up to collect the views of children and young people between the ages of 6 and 18. We are sending home the survey for you to complete with your child if you would like to because they will need support with reading and answering the questions and would benefit from 1:1 support with this. If you would like to complete the survey, you can find out more information and complete it here: You have until Friday 15th December to complete the survey. Thank you for your support with this.



Reading - please read at home 5 times each week and record this in your reading log. Reading logs will be checked every Friday.

Spellings - Spelling homework is to use Little Birds spelling to support spelling of common exception words. Click on the following link to take you to the game  Along the top where it says ‘Year’, select number 1 for Year 1. This week, we are working on the light green house, focusing on the words: put, push, pull, full, house. Once you have clicked on the house, press go. Your child will get to study the word to see how to spell it and then has to drag the tiles up to spell it. Playing this more than once will help to secure their spelling of the words. Please record in your child’s purple homework book once they have completed their homework. Alternatively, you may like to get them to practise spelling the words into their homework book. We plan to continue with the same spellings for two weeks at a time.

Maths – The children have now got numbots logins They are stuck inside their reading records. Please play numbots for 10 minutes a week. We recommend playing 3 sessions for 3-4 minutes at a time. This will support with your child’s fluency in maths.



Bring a book from home

Each week we will ask a child from each class to bring in their favourite book from home to share with the class. We will inform you through our newsletter which child’s turn it is to bring in their book for the following week.

After half term:

  • Primrose from Pine please bring your favourite book to school.
  • Poppy from Maple please bring your favourite book to school.



Have a lovely weekend and we will see you on Monday!


Mrs Harris and Miss Rich




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