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 YEAR 12023-2024

Happy New Year. We would like to wish you and your families all the best for 2024. Please find the updated information for this half term. It's a short one but we have lots to fit in.


Our text for this half term is Beegu


We are really looking forward to this book and we know that we will have lots of fun adventures with Beegu. She may even come to visit!!!



In Maths we are moving on to working with numbers to 50 and finding out all about place value. We will also be looking at non standard and standard units of measurement for height, length, mass and volume. Our maths target for this half term is to know the number bonds by heart, the extra challenge is to be able to use this knowledge to find other facts about the numbers

e.g. if you know that 6 + 4 = 10 then you also know that 

4 + 6 = 10

10 - 4 = 6

10 - 6 = 4


In Year 1 the children have a reading book that they need to bring to school daily. The book levels are based on the phonics assessments that are updated regularly. Children should be able to confidently read the book without needing to decode the words before the book is changed. We ask that you practice reading at home at least 4 -5 times a week. We find that little and often is usually most effective with young children as they may struggle to concentrate. It is also good if you get chance to share a book with them that is beyond their reading ability to help build a wide range of vocabulary. We have a story at the end of every day and these are often longer stories that we can build up over time. 


We are always desperate to have adults in to listen to children read. If this is something that you think that you may be able to help with please speak to a member of the Year 1 team. 


This half term we will start Phase 5b of Phonics

The sounds we will be learning are

Week 1 - i as in find, o as in open, c as in cent, g as in giant

Week 2 - u as in unicorn, ow for cow and blow, ie for tie and field, ea for eat and bread

Week 3 - er for farmer and her, a for hat and what,

Week 4 - y for yes, by and very, ch for chin, school and chef

Week 5 - ou for out, shoulder, could and you, 


In Geography we will be learning about the difference between a village, town and city and will compare some of the places that we know to the capital city. We will read the story of The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse and will sort pictures to show where we are more likely to find them e.g. a tractor is more likely in the countryside.

Children will also learn their addresses and use Goggle Earth to find their house. Children will draw a picture of their house, write their address on an envelope and then we will be going for a visit to the post box to post our letters home.