Year 1 class

Welcome to the Year 1 class page!

20 November 20

We have had another very busy week!


Rainbow  Certificates

Our rainbow certificates today were awarded to Leland and Mia – well done!

Reading Certificates

Certificates for reading at home 100 times were awarded to Harry and Penny G – well done!


In our Maths this week we have continued with our addition and subtraction (within 10) unit. This week we have looked at subtraction as counting back (on a number line) and subtraction as finding the difference.  You can find out what the children have been learning about ‘finding the difference’ by watching  two videos that the children used in class –  finding the difference (1), finding the difference (2)

The children can practise their subtraction work at home by working out the difference between these numbers and then writing a subtraction number sentence.  They can draw pictures or use objects to help them work out the difference.

For example – 

Find the difference between :-

7 and 5       10 and 3       9 and 3      8 and 1       6 and 2          10 and 6   

It would be great to see some photos of their work.  


You can read our Heroes curriculum news letter here.

In our Phonics we are continuing to practise our sounds by reading and writing words and sentences.  We use our ‘robot arms’ to help us blend the words together and our fingers to help us ‘grow the word’ for spelling.  In our English this week we have been learning about another real life hero – Sir Ernest Shackleton.  

Here are a few of our Endurance pictures.

Next week we will be learning about Nelson Mandela


Our spellings for this week are some more of the first 100 high frequency words.  You can see this weeks words by clicking here.

Please continue to read with your child at home – and remember to tick the reading chart each time!

Our shared reading book for the week beginning 16 November is Have you seen Elvis by Andrew Murray and our reading objective is to add expression when reading sentences that end with an !


Thursday and Friday are our PE days so the children will need to come to school in their P.E kit..  As the weather turns colder please do ensure that the children have warm clothing to wear for outdoor PE activities and for break times.

Additional Information 

As the weather gets colder please ensure that your child has a jumper/cardigan/fleece to wear in class as we need to keep the classroom ventilated with open windows! We will also, hopefully, continue to take some of our learning outside. Please do email me if you have any questions or concerns or to share what the children are doing at home. I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Take care and stay safe
Miss Lansdell