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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 learning all about poetry and will be linking this to our new IPC topic 'Freeze it.' We will be investigating ice to immerse us into the language and using our senses. We will then be using a range of poems to analyse the styles and then writing our own. Hopefully, the weather will be nice and chilly so that we can investigate the ice/snow outside! 




In maths this week we will be learning to tell the time to the hour and half past the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times. 



Here's a song to practise at home to help with telling the time...

What's the Time?





Our new IPC topic is 'Freeze it!' We will start with our entry point where we will be investigating ice. We will be talking about all the different aspect ice – How is it made? What is it made from? All these questions will be answered throughout the topic!


We will be launching this terms homework project in the next few weeks. Here are some examples of last years fabulous projects! 




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.