Year 1 - Class 4

Teacher:  Miss Danielle Bond 
eaching Assistants: Mrs Jayne Hargreaves and Mrs Louisa Abbott 

Our topic for the Autumn Term is:

Land Ahoy!


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  For the Year 1 overview please click here.

 To access Term 1 homework please click here.

 Welcome back to a whole new adventure! 

We are very excited to be able to use a revamped outside area for the whole of Key Stage 1.  Our new continuous provision approach will enable all of the children to continue to develop their independent learning skills whilst also accessing the relevant Key Stage objectives.   This approach will ensure that the children have a smooth and confident transition through to Year 1.

This term is all about Pirates!  There will be treasure hunts, map making, dressing up, walking the plank and taking part in shipwreck problem-solving activities.  In our topic lessons, we will be identifying the features of a pirate and be relating them to the famous Blackbeard and identifying land and sea on a world map.   


Key Dates

Wednesday 19th September - Talk like a Pirate Day - all children to dress like a pirate!

Friday 28th September - Sports for Champions sponsorship forms deadline.

Friday 5th October - Sports for Champions Event.

Wednesday 10th October - School Trip - Pirate Adventure to Bowood House.

Wednesday 17th October - 9am Open Morning - Parents and Carers welcome.

Tuesday 23rd October - Parents Consultations 3.30pm to 6pm.

Wednesday 24th October - Parents Consultations 3.30pm to 6pm.

Wednesday 24th October - End of Term.


  (Please note, we do our best to arrange these, but please be aware that they are intended activities and are subject to change)



At the end of every term the whole school gathers for a celebration of each classes achievements. 

This event is when those children that have completed 5 pages of their reading record are recognised and given

certificates and badges. The challenge this term is for the whole class to achieve this award!

The celebration assembly is also when the  “Headteacher”, “Reading” and “Numbercruncher” awards are announced

for each class.  These three children are able to come up in front of the whole school to be celebrated. 



Phonics- Year 1

This term we will be recapping Phase 2 and Phase 3 phonetic sounds, digraphs and trigraphs, moving swiftly onto consonant clusters such as br, sp, and tr.  

A couple of useful phonics and reading websites are: 

You don't need to subscribe there are lots of free games.  Phase 2-4 games cover our learning in Foundation and Phase 5 will cover our learning this year.   

Any games or clips will help

You have to register to access the above site, but it is free and you can access over 250 free ebooks which are also tablet friendly.




Maths methods and strategies taught in school today are different from those that many parents learnt when they were at school.  This can cause confusion when parents are trying to support their child at home.  In order to help, the document below shows the main methods taught (in specific year groups) for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  Each child’s progress is different; however, most children will acquire the listed methods by the end of the school year.

An overview of calculation strategies and methods - Key Stage 1  


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 (You will need to be DBS checked, if you haven't already been checked please see Mrs Stephenson in the office.)

With many thanks for your continued support.