Centipede Class (Year 1) 2023 - 2024

Welcome to the class page for Centipede Class.

Here you will find all of the exciting and wonderful things that your child will be learning during their time in Year 1. If you have any questions, please use Class Dojo or speak to a member of our team at drop off/ pick up.

Thank you


Autumn 2

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This term our class will be looking at the book Nibbles the Book Monster by Emma Yarlett.



Our writing focuses are:

 • Compose a sentence orally before writing it
• Sequence sentences to form short narratives
• Re-read what they have written to check that it makes sense
• Discuss what they have written with the teacher or other pupils
• Read aloud their writing clearly enough to be heard by their peers and the teacher


Weekly spellings can be found on class dojo

These will be put on class dojo on a Friday and will be tested the following Friday.


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This term in maths we are going to be working on:

Number Place Value (Within 10, then to 20)

Addition and subtraction (within 10)





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Everyday 8.50 - 9.30 am we will have our phonics lesson. Each child will bring home a shiny book and paper book which are matched to the sounds they are learning in their phonics group. Your child will have read the paper copy already in school and will be able to share this with you independently. The shiny book will be new to them and they may require some adult support with this as they decode the

Reading Expectations

Read with your child every day even if it is just 2 minutes- this can make all the difference. 
Please record all home reading in your child’s reading diary so we can ensure that your child is receiving their vending machine book or reading buddy. 

When reading, ask your child about what they think might happen next in the story, how they think the character is feeling, who the author is and what do they do. 

It does not have to be their paper or shiny book they read, it can be any. Remember, you too can read to them - change your voice for expression, bring the characters to life. 
Shiny book bag books MUST be returned to school every day ready to be changed every Monday. 
Paper books ( they are the same as what they are reading within their phonics lesson to promote confidence) should be coming into school every day so that they are ready to be changed every 3rd read within their phonics lesson. 
Reading diaries MUST come in every day regardless of whether or not they have been written in - we cannot replace them if they are continuously being lost or not taken care of.  


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This term in Science we will be learning about everyday materials. 

The children will:

  • Distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made
  • - Identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water and rock.

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This term we will studying History where we will learn all about the Great Fire of London. The children will learn about how the great fire started, the impact it had upon people as well as what happened to the houses. 


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Your child will have a music lesson each week, where they will learn to play instruments and explore their musical abilities. This half term, Year 1 will be exploring sounds and learning about pitch . 




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Your child will have 2 PE lessons each week. Their days this half term are Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure they come into school in their PE kit on these days. This half term we will be developing your child's dance skills as well as their hand and eye co-ordination skills when playing ball games.


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Our homework menu can be found on the class dojo. Please upload any activities your child has completed – they can of course bring these into school too

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Useful links

class dojo


Rules of spellings
"ee" sound in a "y" sound e.g. smelly, cheeky, belly, sneaky. 
turning the "y" into an "i" for pural use e.g. babys - babies,  cherrys- cherries, berrys- berries. 

Sentences and Writing Expectations 
Is your child consistently using captial letters for the start of their sentence, names of places and people?
Is your child consistently using the correct punctuation to finish a sentence? E.g. The black dragon flew across the dark sky. What would you like for your birthday? Charlie was so exicted! 
Is your child using a range of adjectives to describe? E.g The red, hot fire crackled. 
Is your child using the word 'and' to join two clauses together? E.g. A huge and grumpy orge. 
Is your child using the suffix -ed, -ing, -est, -er? 

Home resource - Youtube 
Simply type in "tricky words set 2 / 3 to support your child's learning of red words they find within their RWI books. 
Question starters - why, who, when, where, how, do...great home resource simply type in "Question Starters"  look for the red background.
Jack Hartman - Multiply by 2,3,5,10 (youtube)
Oxford Owl - phonics 
Learning walks - asking your child what a tree or the clouds look like, how many birds they can see, counting how many cars they saw. 


General Reminders:

Please ensure that your child's belongings are clearly labelled – uniform, water bottles etc.

Water bottles should contain water only.

Most communication will be done via Class Dojo. This is a great way to upload and home learning and WOW moments. You can also use this to contact your child’s class teacher if you have any questions or concerns.


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Sandyhill Road,
CW7 1JL,
and Darnhall School Lane CW7 1JR
Mrs Sarah Tomlinson, Headteacher
Mr Davie Kindon, SEN Contact