Year 1 Duck 2022 - 2023

Mrs Duckitt

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We hope that you all had a lovely restful summer holiday, welcome back!! We have such a full-packed fun year of exciting learning planned. We are ever so excited to see you all progress and looking forward to watching you learn new things throughout the year. Thank you all for a fab start to this academic year!

Start time will be 8:30am and we will be letting the children into school from the brown shared area doors, we will open the doors at 8.25am and collection time is 3:00pm however we try to start lining the children up a little before to avoid crowds of parents - please be patient as we have a lot of new faces to learn.

We can't wait to see what this year brings! 

Important Information:

PE days are Friday morning for ZEST and Friday afternoon PE this means they're the same day and it is pretty easy for Duck class only one day to remember. School PE kit is black leggings, jogging bottoms or shorts, white t-shirt and a jacket other than their outdoor coat if possible. Children can come to school dressed in their PE kits.


Please ensure that your child has a named bottle with only water inside, we are a healthy school and promote children drinking water, staff also drink water with the children throughout the day. If you would like your child to have a carton of milk you can sign up for this on (or ask at the office if you need help)

Reading books are being sent home with the children (WB12th September) and these have to be read on 3 separate occasions, signed and then brought back into school to show your reading teacher. Please be aware that the class teacher may not also be the reading teacher - as they split and go to different groups for Read Write Inc (RWI). 

Thank you for your continued support, if you have any more questions please feel free to ask. 

Mrs Duckitt (Class Teacher) and Mrs Hussain (Teaching Assistant)

Maths - Autumn 1:

This half term in Maths Year 1 will be learning numbers to 10, this includes reading and writing numbers. They will then learn some new mathematical language for example: fewer, greater, less than, more than. They will compare amounts, groups and objects. A little later into this half term they will start to understand and use the part, part whole model including adding and subtracting numbers within 10.  There will be some work uploaded onto Learning with Parents for the children to work through.

English - Autumn 1:

The children have started learning the story of 'The Little Green Dinosaur', they have used talk for writing actions to tell the story and add extra enthusiasm to their story telling. The children will work on writing simple sentence and the basic use of punctuation for example: capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. They are also trying really hard to add extra description to their work by adding adjectives. There will be some work uploaded onto Learning with Parents for the children to work through.

Topic – Dinosaur Planet – Autumn 1:

For this half term the children will be learning about dinosaurs in our topic ‘Dinosaur Planet’, they have started looking at different types of dinosaurs, labelling parts of the body and also using cross curricular maths to measure dinosaurs. They will be shortly learning about continents and oceans around the world and where some of these dinosaurs may have come from. The significant figure that the children will be learning about is Mary Anning and what she was famous for.

Please see attached the Dinosaur - Homework attached for the children to work through there should be enough to do one per week until the end of term. 

As always if you have any questions then please feel free to ask! Mrs Duckitt



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