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Welcome to Year 1 Squirrels!



Meet the awesome team:


Mrs McDonald (Class Teacher)


Ms Brown (Class Teacher) 


Ms Bibi (Nursery Nurse)





Over the next 2 weeks, we will be planning and preparing for Ajay's birthday party! Ajay is our class puppet and he will be turning 6 next week. 

We have put all our ideas onto a mind map and will be using this to guide our work in class over the next 2 weeks. 





In Maths, over the past few weeks we have been focusing on subtraction and using a number line. Look at our fantastic work...

We will be moving onto multiplication in our maths work but we will be consolidating our subtraction work in our IPC work whilst planning Ajay's birthday party over the next 2 weeks. The children will be given a budget and decide on which birthday items they can afford for Ajay's party. 




Our IPC topic is Let's Celebrate. We came up with some great ideas during our knowledge harvest and this will form part of our IPC learning journey:




The year 1 phonics screening check is in June. Please practise reading the sound mat every day and read the words on the homework. 


Here are some really useful websites:

There are more links in the phonics tab below. 


Useful information




Reading books are changed on a Friday every week. However, sometimes we read the book that the children have at home on other days so please send your child's book and book bag every day. If your child wants extra books then they can come and choose a book every day if they wish. We ask that if a child wishes to change their book that they come into school ready to do so in the morning. Each child has a reading record book where we can share information about their reading. We love to hear about how the children are reading at home and don't forget there are prizes for the children throughout school that get the most reading comments! 






Homework will be given out on a Friday and should be returned to school the following Thursday. We also set projects during each IPC topic so look out for letters with information regarding these. 






Your child's spelling lists will be added to spellodrome every Friday and they will have a short spelling text on a Monday morning to see how well they have done. Your child's unique username and login can be found in their reading record books. Please help your child with these spellings.