Welcome to Class 1


Welcome to our class page. This is where you will find out any information you need including newsletters and home learning. We will also keep you up to date with all the exciting things we are learning about in class 1.

If you ever have an questions or worries please do not hestitate to ask, my door is always open! 

Thank you for your support

Mrs Ellis

Autumn 2

Fire! Fire!

I hope you have all had an enjoyable half term break.  During our first two days back at school we will be having immersion days (Mon 6th Nov & Tues 7th Nov) to introduce the children to our new topic 'Fire! Fire!' and they are welcome to come into school dressed as firefighters. We will also be sharing and celebrating all the fantastic things the children have made for their holiday homework. 

We will begin our topic by learning about a very important event in British history; 'The Great Fire of London'. On Friday 24th November the children will be travelling back in time when a visitor from the past, Sir William Petty, will come into school to give the children his eye witness account of what happened in 1666 on Pudding Lane. We will also be learning about the history of the fire service and the importance of fire saftey and protection as the children will be involved in a huge variety of investigative and creative fire related activities.

Below is a copy of the holiday homework:

For your half term homework please complete 1 or 2 of the projects below.  You may do more if you wish!



 Autumn 1


All About Me


I hope you have had an amazing Summer holiday. The first few days back in school we have been spending time getting to know our new classroom, as well as getting to know each other and learning about the rules and routines of Class 1.

Our first topic is called 'All About Me' within this topic we will learn all about ourselves, our families and our bodies.  We will become healthy heroes and explore how we use our senses to discover the world around us. We have an exciting trip to Eureka to look forward to, on Tuesday 10th October, where we will learn even more about ourselves and the world around us.

We all had a fantastic time at Eureka and we found out so many exciting facts about how our bodies work! Did you know that the human brain weighs the same as 12 bananas or that the tallest man in the world had size 18 feet? 



All Y1 children will be issued with 5 weekly spellings from their RWI teachers on Fridays. These spellings will be tested on the following Friday in their RWI groups. In addition to this children will be given an extra 5 tricky words to learn (reading and spelling) as part of their home learning. These tricky words will be tested in class.

Below is a list of the 104 tricky words that Y1 children are expected to learn during the academic year:

Word Read Spell Word Read Spell
the     our    
a     and    
do     from    
to     in    
today     into    
of     two    
said     too    
says     as    
are     have    
were     her    
was     all    
is     little    
his     down    
has     out    
I     about    
you     want    
your     what    
they     why    
be     when    
he     over    
she     open    
we     blue    
no     for    
go     four    
so     call    
by     give    
my     live    
here     walk    
there     talk    
where     don’t    
love     these    
come     those    
some     very    
one     nice    
once     wash    
ask     warm    
friend     always    
school     now    
put     word    
push     world    
pull     been    
full     other    
house     mother    
another     going    
came     goes    
see     gone    
saw     eat    
seen     work    
before     doing    
like     does    
make     done    
made     baby    

Home Learning

Each week a maths and/or literacy activity will be sent out in your child's homework book. I will also send home a copy of the weekly mental maths test completed in class so you can see how your child is progressing. In addition to this your child can also access a variety of online learning programmes at home including Lexia, RMeasimaths, bugclub, activelearn etc avaliable through the links on the school website.


Your usernames and passwords are in your home school diary.

School code - mrtn

Please remember to read at least 3 times a week so your child can move up our Reading Race track.

If you have any questions about this please come and see me.


Times Tables

November  times table:

5x tables

The children will be tested on this times table at the end of the month - what level will you go for?

Bronze level - Know your 5 times table in order.

Silver level - Know your 5 times table out of order.

Gold level - Know the inverse of the times table e.g. 50 ÷ 5 = 10,

25 ÷ 5= 5

Sing the Percy Parker song to get you in the mood!



Autumn 2 newsletter: Newsletters to follow....



Topic Overview


Please note: there may be amendments, for example, due to time constraints or visits being fully booked/too costly.


Autumn   1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Topic Title

All About Me

Fire Fire

Mother Nature

Katie Morag

Katie Morag

Possible Visit   & Magic Moments

Cook a crumble

Go in a fire engine

Watch firefighters put out a fire

Name 5 trees by their leaves

Play hide and seek in the woods

Grow a sunflower

Make a leaf-rubbing

Make a face out of fruit

Dance in a ceilidh

Go to the seaside

Go on a seashore safari

Visitor from the Past.

Trip to Eureka

Trip to Anston Stones

Trip to the seaside - Flamborough


Parts of the body and senses

Properties of everyday materials.

Labelling parts of a plant.

Growing plants.

Exploring seasons.




Great Fire of London

Exploring the history of the fire brigade.

Exploring the history of Van Gough

Where does tartan come from?

How is tartan made?

Exploring events in recent history; history of the Island of Struay



Seasonal and daily weather patterns in the UK

Exploring hot and cold areas of the world.

Comparing UK and Australia.


Locate world’s seven continents and five oceans.

Locate Scotland and Isle of Struay – look at key features of an island



Paul Klee

Self portraits and clay sculptures

Great Fire of London artwork and constructing tudor houses.

Van Gough

Plant and season based art activities

Paint and weave tartans.

Make and taste porridge.

Rockpool sketches

3D Mod rock Isle of Struay.


Dem Bones

Let’s Go Superheroes

Clapping rhythms and body percussion

London’s Burning.

Aboriginal music

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons

Listen to bagpipes and watch a highland jig.

Mendelssohn’s Fingal’s cave.


Myself, Who am I?

(Exploring belonging, families and Christian beliefs)

Jesus Stories

Bible beginners.

Celebrations; What matters to Christians at Christmas?

Easter story and easter activities.

Comparison of churches and synagogues


Growing and changing

Keeping Healthy

Keeping myself safe – fire safety, emergency services.

The Caring school.

Feelings, friends and friendship.

Focus on special people – who are special people and how do they help me?

Focus on special people – who are special people and how do they help me?





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