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Happy New Year! We hope you have all had a lovely Christmas break and have enjoyed spending time with family and friends. We are very much looking forward to the spring term, which will start with our new topic of Castles. During the first half term, our learning about castles will have a history focus. We will be looking at different parts of castles and their function. We will then find out about people who lived in castles, including the role of a knight. Our English lessons will explore Traditional Tales, and we will focus on Jack and the Beanstalk and The Princess and the Pea. These will be our ‘recommended reads’ for this half term. We will then move on to information texts and comparing differences between fiction and non-fiction. We will also look at features of non-fiction texts.



The children will receive two reading books every Monday. Please try to read

each day with your child, even if it is only a couple of pages, and note this down

in their Reading Record, along with any comments you wish to add. When

supporting your child’s reading, please spend time discussing the setting,

characters and key words from the story to further their understanding of the

text. We will change your child’s reading books the following Monday, if you

have noted down that both books are completed.


Please try to send your child’s book bag into school each day if you can, as this

will enable us to note in their Reading Record when they have read with a

member of our Year 1 team.


Online Reading Books

Every Monday, an online reading book will be allocated to your child, using the Active Learn Primary website. This reading book will be in addition to the books which are sent home from class. Your child’s login details for the Active Learn Primary website will be sent home with their spellings sheet on Monday 10th January.



The children will bring home a set of spellings every Monday afternoon, alongside their reading books. If possible, please could you support your child to practise their spellings at home, in preparation for a little spelling quiz in school the following Monday. If you feel your child is confident with the spellings, then please feel free to challenge them to practise sentence writing with the focus words.


If you have any queries or questions, please feel free to ask.



Medical Conditions

If your child has a medical condition that staff need to know about, please inform school as soon as possible. If your child requires an inhaler, or any other medicine, please make sure it has been returned to school, and is not out of date.



Jumpers, Cardigans and Water Bottles

Please remember to clearly label all jumpers and cardigans and ensure your child brings a water bottle to school each day.



Thank you so much for the prompt slip returns and payments.  It is very much appreciated. Children receive a fruit snack in the morning break and in the afternoon, we provide a variety of healthy snacks throughout the week and a treat on Friday.


If you have chosen not to participate in the snack scheme and wish to provide a snack instead please ensure that it is a healthy food choice such as fruit or a cereal bar and that it does not contain any nuts. 



Year 1 have P.E. every Wednesday. Your child may wear their P.E. kit to school,

along with their school cardigan or jumper. For your child’s safety, and the

safety of others, please ensure that your child is not wearing any jewellery, and

earrings should either be removed or covered with plasters upon arrival at


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Mission Day

On Thursday 16th September, our school celebrated and reflected upon our Mission Statement. In Year One, we took part in lovely activities which focussed on how we can serve and show love and care to others, and follow in the footsteps of Jesus. We enjoyed Collective Worship in the sunshine, role play, art work and craft activities. 


Faithfully following in the footsteps of Jesus, we serve, love and learn together, inspiring each other to excellence. 

St Patricks St Maries