Shephalbury ParkPrimary School

Imagine, Believe, Achieve

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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!


It is the beginning of the school year and there is much to look forward to. We are already getting settled and becoming accustomed to new routines.


This term, we will be adding and subtracting numbers to 10 and learning about different two and three dimensional shapes in mathematics. In English, we will be writing labels, lists and captions followed by stories reflecting children's experiences.


'The UK and Scotland' is our creative curriculum topic and in Science we are exploring materials with the help of a treasure island! 


We are keeping active with P.E. and completing our daily mile.


P.E. this term is on a Monday and Wednesday so P.E. kits (indoor and outdoor) need to be in school with name tags on all items of clothing. P.E. kits will be sent home every half term.



Reading - the school expectation is that all children will read a minimum of 3 times a week by Friday morning with a conversation about what has been read followed by an adult signature.


Spellings - the spelling rule or pattern for the week is taught on a Monday and all children will be tested on a Friday. The spelling books will be sent home for adults to see how well their child has done and find out which words need to be revised. Please return the spelling books on the following Monday.


Number bonds (number stories) - the school expectation is that children learn the number bonds they have been set in their reading record. The children's concrete, pictorial and abstract knowledge of these will be tested and recorded in their reading record.