Year 1

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Welcome to Year 1 (Spring Term)

Hello and Happy New Year!

We are ready and raring to go for the Spring Term and can’t wait to start our new Learning Challenge ‘Where did the wheels on the bus go?’ This Learning Challenge has a geographical focus on important landmarks within our local area. To enhance this learning, we will be making many trips out to local landmarks. We are excited to visit Lancashire County Cricket Club and Gorse Hill Park, along with many more!

This Learning Challenge also has a historical focus when looking at the evolution of transport. Our first trip is to The Museum of Science and Industry to look at lots of old vehicles and to learn about how an engine actually works.
Throughout this Learning Challenge, the children in Year 1 will be visited by Naughty Bus, whose antics will inspire a lot of our ideas for writing.

We are starting off our maths by learning all about number bonds within 20, and really mastering our knowledge of number and place value.

Our science Learning Challenge is ‘What did aliens think of life on planet Earth?’ where children will have many opportunities to plan, design, make and test lots of different devices for the aliens such as the best material for their underpants, and creating a space buggy.

PE will be on Wednesday morning, so please ensure the children have their PE kits in for this.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that reading books will be changed once a week; please ensure your child has their reading book on their designated day. We encourage children to bring their books in daily so we can take advantage of additional opportunities to hear them read.

Homework and spellings are given out every Friday. Homework must be returned by Wednesday. You do not need to return the spellings sheet, but please practise with your child, ready for their test.

Please remember to keep visiting our class blog pages through the website, and leave us lots of comments!

Thank you for your continued support,

The Year 1 Team

Mrs Dickinson, Miss O’Neill, Mr Gleaves, Mrs Heathcote, Mrs O’Toole and Mrs Khan

Please visit our blog pages to keep up-to-date with our learning.


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