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Welcome to Olive Class!
Class teacher: Miss Rebecca Dawkins
TA's and Support Staff: Mrs Tina Sustins, Miss Carla, Miss Nicky



smileySummer Term 2 2017

Dear Parents and Carers,
We have had another enjoyable term in Year 1 and this is now our last onecool. How the time has flown!
Following on from our Shepreth visit, we continued to learn about the animals and creatures living in the Rainforest. We concocted some tropical drink  recipes for our Rainforest Café and then tried out our favourite one. It was the delicious Melon Banana Smoothie Surprise!
We have also entered the Cambridge Young People's Film Festival so please keep your fingers crossed to see if we go through to the next round. Our film is entitled " Respect the Rainforest."
We have also enjoyed learning about the Great Fire of London and living in the seventeenth century.Many thanks to everyone who was able to join in with the Homework Festival .  Once again, we were very impressed by your models and pictures of Tudor houses. Thank you once again  Parents and Carers for  all your support this term.
This term our topic is all about exploring and being "Out and About". We will be learning all about the beach and writing seashore poems and adventures!


*You are welcome to come and see me for a chat about how your child is settling in on a Monday after school .Please sign your name on the message board near the classroom entrance.

Best wishes,
Rebecca Dawkins and the Year 1 team.


Reading and Phonics


It is essential that your child brings in their Reading Record every day. We welcome feedback from you so please feel free to write a comment about how your child is doing at home. Please read with your child every day- even if it is only for a few minutes.

We learn phonics through Letters and Sounds. Your child will bebringing home a plan of the phonics taught during this half term.

Alien words

Your child may have mentioned alien words. These are nonsense or pseudo words which they have to read, sound out and blend using their knowledge of phonics. In June Year 1 take part in a phonics screening in which they are given  a combination of real and alien words to decode and read.

The Year 1 National Phonics screening test period will take place in school the week beginning Monday 12th June.

 P.E. days TBA.
It is essential to bring in outdoor full P.E. kits every day and keep them in our P.E. box until the weekend please. 

Topic homework
Design a model or picture of an underwater scene or the sea- shore.

  • Children will be given KIRFS (Key Instant Recall Facts) to learn each half term.
Children will be given spellings each half term to learn a few at a time at regular intervals or if preferred each week.




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Topic Summer 1 2017

Spellings Summer 1 2017

Maths KIRFS Summer1 2017