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Welcome to Class One!


The Class One Team

Class Teacher: Mrs Everett (Mon, Tues & Wed)

                 Mrs Hemsley (Wed, Thurs & Fri)

Miss Cass (Mon & Tues)


Teaching Assistant: Mrs Doyle (Mon-Fri)




Welcome to Class One! We hope you all had a wonderful Easter break! We are really excited for all of the wonderful things we have planned and will learn about during the Summer Term!



During the Summer Term our class topics are 'Florence Nightingale' and 'Sail Away - Titanic'. 

In English we will be reading the stories 'Zog and The Flying Doctors' by Julia Donaldson and 'Nurse Clementine' by Simon James. We will be focusing on writing retells of these stories and adapting them by changing the characters and settings.  


In Maths we will be learning about simple multiplication looking ta groups of objects in the 2's, 5's and 10's. We will also be looking at fractions, position and direction, money, time and place value to 100. 


In History we will be studying two topics. During the first half term we will learn about Florence Nightingale and how she helped to improve hospitals. During the second half term we will learn about the sinking of the Titanic.


In Computing we will looking at how to use a computer to create and format text and to group data.


In Science we will be learning about plants. We will be naming common garden plants and identifying different trees. We will also be growing our own flowers. We will also be looking at seasonal changes from Spring into Summer. 


In DT we will explore sliders and leavers to design and make a moving picture.


In Art we will be learning about Paul Klee and creating our own art work based on his style of art.


In PE we will be taking part in some coached gymnastic sessions from a gymnastics coach from the Beth Tweddle academy. This means our PE slots will now be every Thursday afternoon. We will also be enjoying Yoga sessions and Team building exercises.


In Music we will be looking closely at different genres of music such as Pop and Classical. We will be practicing our singing skills and learning to play simple notes on the glockenspiels.


In RE we will be learning about what it means to belong to a faith community and how we should care for others and the world, and why this matters.


In PSHE we will be learning how to cope with change and about families and committed relationships.



Year 1 Curriculum Overview


New reading books are given each week. Please ensure that your child has their book bag in school every day so that we can change their reading book. It is very important to read with your child for at least 10 minutes every night and sign their reading record to let us know they have completed their homework. 


We will also send home links for your child to watch and participate in 'Virtual Classroom Phonics lessons' which mirror our phonics lessons in school. Please support your child by ensuring the complete this homework activity and that they join in with the session.


At The Grange we believe that it is crucial to work in partnership with parents and carers. There is an expectation that you will support us by ensuring that your child completes the tasks that we set as homework.


Obviously the level of your engagement will depend on your child’s age but we expect you take an active part in all aspects of homework and, where necessary, indicate that you have monitored the completion of it (e.g. by signing the Home/School Reading Record Book.)


The routines of reading every day, learning spellings and multiplication tables etc. can be great fun and very rewarding for all concerned. Best results are achieved when homework in not done at the last minute but has a fixed time in a child’s established home routine. Short, sharp periods of activity are preferable to prolonged periods of study where concentration can be lost.


Effective learning and consolidation of learning cannot happen in an environment with lots of distractions (e.g. television etc.) Please give some thought to where your child works at home.


Please see below the extensive list of websites that your child can visit to consolidate and extend his/her learning.

Meet the Teaching Team Powerpoint

Useful Links to Support Learning at Home

Purple Mash Login Guidance

Physical and Mental Health and Well Being