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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



Summer Term 1 2017smiley

Dear Parents and Carers,
We have had another wonderful term in Year 1. Many thanks to everyone who was able to make the Homework Festival  and Easter Assembly. Once again, we were so impressed by the creativity and imagination of your children! They  worked so hard last term! Thank you once again  for your support.
This term our topic will be "Go Wild".We will be looking at and using factual texts and information about wild animals and the Rainforest ,following our fantastic visit to Shepreth Wildlife Park .We will be finding out about the habitats and lifestyles of the animals living there. We will even be creating a Rainforest in our classroom!

During the second half of the term we will be exploring the Great Fire of London and finding out the events which led to the fire, how people lived in the 17th Century and about famous people of Tudor times.

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.

Our Topic

"Going Wild"


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 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
Half termly Topic homework- sketch or make a 3D model of a  half timbered Tudor house.

  • 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.


Homework Festival
*At the end of half term there will be a celebration of homework during a Homework Festival.



Topic Summer 1 2017

Spellings Summer 1 2017

Maths KIRFS Summer1 2017

Topic Spring Term 2 2017

Spellings Spring Term 2 2017

KIRFS Maths Spring Term 2 2017

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