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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!



Our topics in Year One are:

Autumn 1


Autumn 2

Moon Landing

Spring 1


Spring 2

The Plague and The Great Fire of London

Summer 1

United Kingdom

Summer 2

The seaside



Each half term holiday, you will have an optional project to complete, to be given in during the first week back after each holiday. They can be presented in any way you wish: writing, artwork, presentations, models - the sky's the limit!
They are as follows:
October half term: Find out and present about 'Moon Landing'- the more creative the better!

February half term: Find out and present about 'The Plague and The Great Fire of London'.

Homework in Year 1
Each week you will receive:
Fact family of the week sheet


Purple mash activities will be sent to your 'To dos' regularly. 
You will also have the opportunity to change your home reader once a week and you are expected to complete reading at home each week.
Your planner needs to be signed by your parent each week.



Check out these websites to help with your learning!



Use your reading skills to answer the yes or no questions.


Use your phonics knowledge to find the words in the word search. Will DJ Cow dance?


Read the words and decide if it is a real or nonsense word. Remember to play up to Phase 5.



Practice counting to 100 and backwards from 100. Use the splat square to help you.


Learn by heart all the ways of making 10 and 20. Play these games to help you get faster.


Practice reading and spelling numerals to 20. This space game helps you practice how to spell them.


There are lots of fun games on these sites. How many will you play?


We will regularly set activities on Purple Mash.

Year 1 in photographs 


Autumn 1- Birmingham

We have been busy planning, making and designing our very own clay models inspired by the Birmingham Bullring Bull. Take a look!



Animal Man

Animal Man 1
Animal Man 2

African Drummer

African Drummer 1
African Drummer 2
African Drummer 3