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Church Of England School

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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!



Welcome to the second half of our summer term, I can’t believe that we are almost at the end of Year 1!


I plan to keep the children busy this half-term working on our topic which is ‘Our Local Area’. We will be learning about the village of Great Kimble and about what local farms produce. This will help children to identify where their food comes from. We hope to get a local farmer to come into class and share their experiences with us. As part of this topic, we will be visiting the Chiltern Open Air Museum and having a go at making butter!


In maths, our main focus will be on measurement; time, money, length, weight and capacity, as well as multiplication and division.


In English, we will be looking at a range of books by a well-known author, as well as reading and writing some humorous poems!


In Science, we will be learning about what plants needs to grow in a healthy manner, and we will be undertaking some investigations to test our theories.


We will be learning about the artists LS Lowry and C R Mackintosh, and will be trying to emulate some of their more famous works.


General Information

P.E. is on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon and P.E. kits need to be in school at all times please.

We will continue to visit Smoky Row on Wednesday afternoons.



The most beneficial way in which you can support your child’s learning, is by hearing them read every day. Please try to encourage comprehension skills as well as de-coding skills in the books you share together.


In addition to Phase 5 Phonics, children in Year One have a list of common exception words that they are required to know how to read and spell by the end of the academic year. Please try to support your child at home with learning these.

Common Exception Words:
the, a, do, to, today, of, said, says, are, were, was, is, his, has, I, you, your, they, put, push, pull, full, be, he, she, we, no, go, so, by, my, come, some, here, there, where, love, one, once, ask, friend, school, house and our.


Spellings: your child will have a spelling test every Friday: please help your child to learn their spellings over the course of the week using the Read, Write, Cover sheet.


Our school day starts at 8.50am. Please ensure that your child is in the classroom by this time for registration. Children arriving after this time will be marked in the register as late.


Our Christian value this half-term is ‘HOPE’.


I hope that you find this information useful, please don’t hesitate to pop in and chat to me if you need any further information.


Kindest Regards,

Mrs Scott



Ofsted outstanding since 2011 SIAMS outstanding since 2016


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