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Welcome to Year One

Class Teachers: Mrs Cooney & Miss Smith
LSCA: Mrs Cock 
"Do we have a choice about the toys we have in our toybox?"

This term our enquiry question is "Do we have a choice about the toys we have in or toybox?" Our focus is History. The children will be learning about the changes in toys and 'travelling through time' to learn about different toys from past decades. They will take a more detailed look at the 1960s and changes in toys and childhoods from then to now. The children will develop thier history skills by asking questions, looking at artefacts and creating timelines. On the theme of 'Toys' children will also enjoy popular stories to connect their History learning with the wider curriculum, these include 'The Lost Toy Museum, Gingerbread Man, Bisucit Bear and Pinocchio'. 

Look at our learning this term...

Our start to Year 1

Look at our learning this term...

The Gingerbread Man

The children have been using the traditional tale 'The Gingerbread Man' to read and write character descriptions. They had a delicious Gingerbread man delivered to their class BUT it ran away! They set about describing it to different members of the Layer staff team in order to find out where it went! They found crumb clues and used their senses to describe him. Footage on CCTV showed the gingerbread man come to life and run around the classroom! The children have begun writing wanted posters using Talk for Writing text maps.  

Forest School


PE Days are Monday and Friday. Full kit needs to be worn into school on both days.

Forest School all-weather clothing to remain in school in a named bag with wellington boots. Forest School is on Friday. On wet days please also send your child into school with a spare set of clothes.  

Training shoes- Please ensure your child has a pair of training shoes in school throughout the week. This is so they are able to partake in our daily Golden Mile. These trainers can remain in school or if you do not have a spare pair, children can wear their school shoes into school on a P.E day and change. 


Reading Please read with and to your child everyday. Your child has three books to take home. A book to share together and two reading books matched to their phonic knowledge and reading stage. These should be brought into school daily for reading volunteers to read and will be changed on their noted day. Please record how your child reads, information in supporting your child to read at home can be found on the inside of their reading record. Children will also have a bookmark with the reading target they are working on this term. 

Phonics & Spelling The children will receive a weekly spelling activity to add to their Homework book. Homework will be issued on a Friday and due the following Thursday. 

Maths- A maths game or activity will be set on Purple Mash for completion over two weeks. 

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