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Year 1

We are looking forward to the rest of the Spring term



In Year 1 reading is very important, so please remember to hear your child read their reading book 5 times a week. 


We are starting this half term looking at the stories 'Beegu' and 'Egg Drop'. We are going to use these texts to help us punctuate our sentences, using capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks. 



In Maths we are looking at 2D and 3D shapes, pattern making and sorting according to criteria. We will be consolidating knowledge of numbers 1-10 and using addition and subtraction. 


In science we are studying materials. We will be looking at the properties and uses of each everyday material. We will be labelling and describing materials and deciding on appropriate uses. 




At Puss Bank School and Nursery, we use the phonic scheme Little Wandle Revised Letters and Sounds to teach phonics. 

Please follow the link here to gain access to the Little Wandle Parent Information section on their website.


We are learning phase 5 sounds.


Tricky words

We are introducing new tricky words. 

Practice: water, want, any, many, again, who, whole, where. 


Our Personal, Social, Health and Economic development remains a key part of our everyday learning as well as specific learning.



we are using the colour monster for regulation and dojo's for behaviour.

PE is on Mondays and Fridays. Please make sure EARRINGS ARE OUT and you have your PE kits in school.





We are using purple mash to create pictograms and following a given instruction to complete a challenge. As well as logging in, logging off and saving work. 




At Puss Bank, we believe learning to read is the gateway to all learning. 

All children will their reading book weekly, after having read it with their teacher 3 times. They will need to practise reading this book between 3-5 times a week to read it without sounding and with fluency and understanding of vocabulary and story/topic. There will be information in the organiser about the focuses for reading - sounds, words and understanding.


Play-based Learning

We will continue to practise our learning through carefully planned play based continuous provision.