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St Chad's Church of England Primary and Nursery School

Welcome to Year 1

Please see the Home Learning Tasks document for activities that your child can complete whilst they are at home. The PhonicsPlay website have also made their site free to use during this time, which has lots of fun phonics activities. https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk  


Class Information:

In Year 1,  you will find our Class Teacher Miss Hardman and our Teaching assistant for the mornings,  Mrs Worrall.​

Our Vision group representatives are Blaize and Georgia.

Our Eco Warriors this term are Daniel, Lily and Leo.

Important Information

Reading books:  

 Please ensure your child's book bag, reading record and reading books are in school every day. 

Please try to read as much as possible with your child and remember to sign their reading record to help them reach the GOLD star on our class 'Star Readers' chart!


This term we will be doing PE on Mondays. Please ensure that your child has a named PE kit (indoor and outdoor) in school every day. We will focus on developing our skills in Ball Games and in Dance this term.

Homework and Spellings:

Homework will be set and sent home on a Wednesday, children are expected to hand their completed work in on the following Monday. Homework will alternate weekly between Maths work and Literacy work. Spellings will be sent home on a Friday, in preparation for a spelling test on the following Friday. The weekly spellings will link to our current phonics sounds and our "tricky words".

Please make sure that your child has a named water bottle in school every day and that all clothing is clearly labelled. 

Curriculum Information


 This term our learning is inspired by our topic:

  'Amazing Africa!'

We will investigate the question:

  Would a Lion make a good pet?


We will be reading "The Lion Inside" by Rachel Bright in our Literacy lessons and will create our own adventure stories  about a small animal who befriends a large animal in the African savannah. We will then move on to read "The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth" by Ellie Hattie.

In Maths this term, the centre of our learning will be on addition and subtraction within 20 and then we will move on to looking at the place value of numbers up to 50.

In Geography we will identify and locate hot areas of the world in relation to the Equator, with a specific focus on  Kenya in Africa.

In our Science lessons,  we will be focusing on animals including humans. We will identify, name and compare the structure of a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, birds, mammals and reptiles. We will also determine which animals are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. Finally, we will move on to identify, name and draw the basic parts of the human body and we will be able to determine which part of the body is associated with each sense. 

Take a look at our Spring Topic Web to find out more....

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