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Year 1 - Potter

Welcome to Potter Class
with Mrs Carter & Ms Gamble


This half term we are learning about the book Handa's Surprise. 


English & Phonics - We will have daily Read Write Inc sessions to practice our phonics and word reading. In English lessons we will be retelling stories, writing our own and describing Handa and all the fruit in her hat.

Maths - We are working on place value of numbers and representing the number in many different ways. We use Numicon to help to do this!

Science - Do you know different types of animals? How could we group them? What are mammals? What about birds?

Computing - We'll explore the basics of programming.

DT - We'll make some paper hats!

RE - What are special places?

PE - We will be working our basic movements skills; jumping, running, throwing and catching as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination. Our PE Days are Monday & Wednesday. However, these days may change at any time so please have your PE kit in school every day.



Reading books - Please bring to school every day, however, we will change them twice a week (Monday and Wednesday). Read 5x week to earn a RED award, six RED awards and you'll earn a prize! Remember that any reading counts - it can be the reading book, bedtime story, Bug Club, the library book and so on. Plus it doesn't even have to be the whole book!

Library books - We go to the school library on a Tuesday.

Maths homework - Children will get one page of homework every Tuesday in their Maths homework booklet. We'll text you to let you know what page it is - if unsure, please ask Mrs Carter or Ms Gamble.  Please return on Monday.


Look at our learning!

Read Write Inc

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Information for Parents: The Phonics Screening Check

The phonics screening check is a short, simple test taken by Year 1 children in England each June to assess their reading ability. Parents can watch our short video to find out what happens during the check and why it's useful.