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January - Spring term


Happy New Year!


Welcome back! I hope that you have all had a nice and peaceful Christmas! On behalf of myself, Mrs Sheppard and Mrs Keggin, I would like to thank you for your generous presents and cards. They were very much appreciated =)


Our next topic that we cover in the Spring term is called “Turrets & Tiaras”. We will be learning all about knights, castles, Kings and Queens. During this exciting topic we will be visiting Skipton Castle on Thursday 2nd April. We are also going to have a Medieval day in school when the children will be able to come to school dressed in medieval costume.  Medieval day will be on Thursday 26th March. The children can come dressed as a knight, a princess, a king or a queen or maybe even a jester or a dragon! On this day we will take part in various exciting activities; including writing with quills, medieval singing, dancing and jousting!


·  If by any chance you are having a sort out and have any unwanted toys or figures that fit this topic; they would be much appreciated!

·  Castle homework - This year we have decided that rather than building a castle; children will be set the homework of making a crown instead. Children will then be able to wear their crowns if they wish on Medieval day. A letter with more information about this will be sent home after February half term.

· Snack money reminder—£1.50 each Monday please or you can alternatively pay for the half term up front.

· Can I also remind you to continue reading EVERY day with your child as it makes such a difference.


Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Daly x


December- talking to Antarctic Polar Scientist Aurelia Reichardt

December - Competitive Sports at Chesterfield High School

Spooky disco day for Halloween

October 2019 - Pumpkin picking

We had a lovely time on our trip today! The sun was shining and we really enjoyed picking our pumpkins! 

September 2019


Welcome back to school! We hope that you had a lovely Summer holiday break!

The children are having a brilliant time back at school and are so excited to be in their new classroom. They all look so smart in their shirts and ties!


We have got a busy half-term ahead and our topic is ‘Once upon a time’. We will be exploring three different traditional tales. The children will compare the tales and discover a variety of different versions. Children at the end of the half term will then have a go at writing their own traditional tale. In science we will be learning all about our bodies and how they work. In maths we will be counting, adding and subtracting.


We have attached a curriculum coverage map to our class page so that you can keep up to date on what we are learning in school. I will do my best to keep you updated throughout the half term via the school app – so please make sure you have your notifications set to come on! =)

Please don't hesitate to contact us at the end of the day if you ever have any queries.

Thank you for your continued support and co-operation!


Mrs Daly, Mrs Sheppard and Mrs Keggin x


Important class information:


P.E. : Wednesday




Reading: Children have to read at home every day as part of their homework. Children then need to bring their book bags in to school EVERY day. Children will have their reading books changed twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays. 


Reading Eggs Homework - Usernames and passwords for Reading Eggs have been stuck into  home reading journals. Children should complete at least 1 lesson of Reading Eggs at home each week.


Spellings: Spellings will start in a few weeks time. Children are tested on their spellings each Monday morning. New spellings are then issued on a Monday for the following week.


Maths:To be set on Abacus most Fridays and should be completed by Monday. The Abacus homework is always directly related to what has been taught that week.



Click on the links below to view a selection of songs that we use in Year 1 to help us with our Maths:

Big Numbers Song | Count to 100 Song | The Singing Walrus

Counting in 2s | Song of Twos | The Singing Walrus

Count by fives | Skip counting songs | The Singing Walrus

Count 10-100 | Count by 10 Song | The Singing Walrus

Number Pairs Song

Days of the Week

Months of Year Song!

What's the Time?

Phonics videos - See the list below for a few of our favourites!

Alphabet Phonics Song

Alphabet Phonics song with letter names and sounds. Every letter has a name and sound.

Tricky Words and Sight Words Song - Phase 2 Check out our printable phonics resources and online games! A tricky word/sight word song for children co...

Phase 3 Tricky Words Song Say Hello To

Phase 3 Tricky Words song as requested by many :) Tricky words/sight words featured me, be, was, you, my, all, are, they, was. Tricky words These are tricky,...

Tricky Words Song Phase 3 Tricky word song with Phase 3 tricky words he, she, we, me, be, was, my, you, they, are, all. Letters and Sounds Phonics Tricky Words

Phase 4 Tricky Words Song Sight Words Song for said, have, like, come, some, what, when Check out our online phonics games and printable resources! A fun sight word and tricky word song covering said have like come som...

Come & See songs:

We have been learning lots of John Burland songs in our Come & See and Collective worship sessions in school. Here are a few of our favourites ! x

The Lord's Prayer (Echo)

God Loves Me

Yes Lord I Believe!

John Burland - The Church

Movements to the song "The Church" from the DVD "God Loves Me" by John Burland