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Year 1- Not long to go!


We can’t believe we only have a week and a half left of this school year and how fast the year has flown by. We have a few important dates coming up before we finish.

Tuesday 16th July- Final messy church of the year.

Friday 19th July- Own clothes day! In exchange please bring in a bottle of something for the adult tombola.

Tuesday 23rd July- Wormley’s Summer concert starting at 1pm. Following that there will be a Summer fayre on the school field. There will be lots of stalls to win prizes and a BBQ.

Wednesday 24th July- Last day of school. Finish at 1.30pm


Over the next week we will be recapping over money and time in Maths. Please encourage the children to identify coins and help to find the correct amount to pay for items. They can also read the time at different points across the day.


In English the children are writing a persuasive letter focusing on using the words and, but and because to extend their sentence.


Thanks for your continuing support.


Year 1 team



Year 1 learning this term


This half term we will be learning about:


  • Fractions 1/2 and 1/4 of a shape and amount.
  • Place value- tens and ones.
  • Ordering numbers to 100.


English- The Gruffalo

  • Asking and writing questions.
  • Writing sentences with capital letters and full stops.
  • Using adjectives.


Beg, borrow or steal…

We are looking for donations for Year 1, if you have any of them following that you wouldn’t mind kindly donating to use then we would be very grateful.

  • Children’s bike helmets
  • Kitchen utensils for our mud kitchen
  • Wooden pallets
  • Rope
  • A petrol or battery operated strimmer
  • Unwanted uniform

Many Thanks


Year 1 Team



Year 1 update


Well done to Year 1 on completing their phonics screening check this week. They all tried really hard and we are very proud of all of them.


From next week we will be starting an open classroom on a Friday after school. This is a trial until the end of the school year and is for Year 1 only. Parents and carers are welcome to come into their child’s classroom between 3.15 and 3.45 to ask questions or get ideas on how to support their child’s learning further at home. We will be happy to go through the home learning, Phonics, Maths concepts or reading strategies with you.


Year 1 have a busy few weeks ahead so keep up to date using our blog.

On 25th June is our trip to the Gruffalo trail at Thorndon Country Park. Ensure children are in school uniform and have appropriate shoes and a packed lunch.

Messy Church is also on the 25th June.

Transition day is 11th July. Children will be spending the morning in Year 2.

Final Messy Church is on 16th July

Summer concert and Summer fair is on 23rd July

Last day is 24th July and finish is at 1.30


Have a great Summer term and fingers crossed it stops raining soon!


Year 1 team

Year 1 learning


We have lots planned for next half term and now the weather is warming up there will be lots of opportunities for outdoor learning. Please ensure your child has a sun hat in school every day and apply suncream before school.


If you are able to we would encourage you to do some pre-learning this half term with your children. We will put ideas on this blog for you with new vocabulary or concepts we are learning so that the children can have a head start on their learning for the next week.


Next week we will be focusing on time in Maths, including vocabulary such as o’clock and half past. We will also be looking at doubling and halving numbers to 20.

We would encourage children to read as much as possible coming up to their phonics screening.


We are aware that some people have had problems with their TT Rockstars giving the children questions beyond their age range. When logging on, please ensure your are either playing the game called ‘Garage’ or ‘Arena’ in order to get questions for y1 age range.


Thank you for your continued support


Miss Gajjar and Miss Tinlsey

Year 1 update


This term we have been learning about features of our local area and how this compares to Kenya. We have learnt the story Handa’s Surprise and made our own Wormley’s Surprise class books. We have tried African fruits and learnt about the African culture.


Some important updates for year 1


Occasional day on Friday 17th May so school will be closed.

Sports day on Friday 24th May at 1.30pm- children to wear their house colour t-shirt with shorts/joggers and trainers.

No shared reading for the rest of this term due to occasional day and sports day.


Phonics screening check starts Monday 10th June. Please ensure children are reading everyday at home in preparation.


We still need eco-bricks, ideally in 2l bottles. They must be in by Thursday 16th May.


Our end of year school trip to the Gruffalo trail at Thorndon country park will be on the 25th June. Letters will come out next week with more details.


Thanks for all your support

Year 1 team