Shephalbury ParkPrimary School

Imagine, Believe, Achieve

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Year 1

Welcome to Year One


Welcome to the first term of Year One. We have been so impressed with how well you have settled in and are looking forward to an exciting year ahead. We have lots of wonderful things planned for you over the coming weeks, our topic this term is Wonderful Emporium and we will be learning all about toys from the past as well as looking at the toys we currently play with. We will be working hard on your phonic sounds and putting these into practice with some fun and exciting games. 


A few reminders: P.E is on a Tuesday so please come to school in your P.E kits. Water bottles must be brought to school every day and these will be refilled as necessary. We will be changing reading books on a Friday, although we do ask that you bring your reading book and record to school everyday. We will be sending home weekly spellings and will be testing these on a Friday, please bring your spelling book in on a Friday.


Parents you are able to contact me through our class email address 

I will regularly check the email and get back to you as soon as possible.  


Please see our curriculum letter below to find out more on what we will be learning about over the coming months. 


Looking forward to lots of fantastic learning. 


Miss Martin

Creating tally charts

Number bonds

Welcome to the Summer Term!

A slightly different start to the summer term than we all imagined, but we can still stay in touch via our class email address and on Class Dojo. I have loved seeing everyone's photos and hearing about what you have all been up to whilst staying safe at home. 


Home learning will now consist of tasks and challenges, we would love to see some of your photos of these challenges and any other creative learning that you have completed at home. Miss Martin is also looking forward to catching up with you all on the phone. 


We miss you all. Stay safe and be kind to one another. 


Miss Martin  

Stevenage Library Services

Stevenage Library Services are offering a range of exciting activities over the lockdown period. It is free to join and may give you some inspiration for different activities. Find out more details in the document below.

BBC Bitesize

From Monday 20th April, BBC Bitesize will be running daily lessons. Please follow the link below for more details:



Home Learning Week Beginning 13th July

Final story time

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Home Learning Week Beginning 6th July

Giraffes Can’t Dance

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How to play Frustration

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Home Learning Week Beginning 29th June

Alien Tea on Planet Zum-Zee

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Home Learning Week Beginning 22nd June
Home Learning Week Beginning 15th June
Home Learning Week Beginning 8th June

Peace at Last

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Home Learning Week Commencing 1st June

Whatever Next

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Zoom Catch Up

Home Learning Week Commencing 18th May

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

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Miss Martin reports from the zoo

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A Penguin Comes to Tea

Home Learning Week Commencing 11th May

Trying to sort Mrs Martin’s hair

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Winnie the Witch

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Miss Martin accidentally makes her mum’s hair orange!

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Home Learning Week Beginning 4th May
Home Learning Week Commencing 27th April

Long John Bill Answers Questions Part 1

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Long John Bill Questions Part Two

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Long John Bill Introduces Himself

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The Pirates Next Door

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Part 2 The Pirates Next Door

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Home Learning Week Commencing 20th April
Home Learning Week Commencing 30th March
Home Learning Week Commencing 23rd March
Other helpful sites 

Welcome to Year One and the Spring term!


We hope that you all had a lovely Christmas and look forward to a successful 2020! Miss Martin is very excited to join Year 1 and is looking forward to getting to know all the children, parents and carers. 


This term in Maths, we will be adding and subtracting numbers to 20 and learning our numbers to 50, as well as learning all about place value. In English, we will be looking at stories with predictable phrases,writing some stories of our own and learning to write instructions. 


'The Great Fire of London' is our creative curriculum topic this term and we have lots of exciting activities to help us learn all about it. 


We are keeping active with P.E. through dance and team building games. 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. Spellings will be given in their reading record and this is where we will record the children's scores also.


Number bonds (number stories) - the school expectation is that children will access Numbots 5 times a week. These are short, sharp sessions aimed at improving children's number