Key Stage 1 - Plum (Year 1) 2019 - 2020

Miss Edge

Miss Nicholls

Miss Bradley

Welcome to Plum class!


Miss Edge and Mrs Ford would like to welcome everyone to Year 1 and hope you all have had a fantastic Summer holiday! We're really looking forward to seeing everyone and excited about getting on with some very exciting activities this term! 



This half term, Plum class will be studying the text of 'Lost and Found' 

Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers is a story about a boy and one day a penguin arrives on his doorstep. The boy decides the penguin must be lost and tries to return him. But no one seems to be missing a penguin. So the boy decides to take the penguin home himself, and they set out in his row boat on a journey to the South Pole. But when they get there, the boy discovers that maybe home wasn't what the penguin was looking for after all!

This fantastic book is going to allow the children to enhance their skills in sequencing sentences to form short narratives and understand how words can combine to make sentences!



Our Science topic this term is Materials! This is a very exciting topic which will allow children to identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock. They will also compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties.




Mondays and Wednesdays are now our set days for P.E.! (As our timetable can change at any moment, we ask if you can make sure your child has a P.E kit in school at all times!) During this half term, the children will be participating in activities which will ask them to follow instructions through the use of activities such as dance. These lessons will be carried out both inide and outside of the school (weather dependant) so please prepare your child for both circumstances! 

Please read your child's school reading book with them each night and update your child's Reading Record.
Your child will need to bring in their reading book and Reading Record to school each day. We suggest that your child reads their book at least twice so they can develop fluency with their reading and when recognising new words. In plum class, we complete daily guided reading activities which support your child's ability to read and learn new words and improve their comprehension skills. As well as completing guided reading, your child will also read with one of us in the morning! By doing this we can see who has been reading at home and change books where necessary.


Phonics and Spelling
Each day, your child will take part in fun phonics sessions. To help support their learning and progress at home, click the Phonics Games button below. Spellings are handed out every Monday and your child will be tested every Friday. Please can you make every effort to support your child with learning their spellings! Not only will this aid their learning, this will also allow them to earn rewards for completeing home learning activities! Spellings will be practised in school once a week to help the children.

Phonics Games









Thank you for taking the time to have a look at Plum class' page. If you ever need to speak to any member of our team, please contact the school where we can organise a meeting or a discussion.

Miss Edge (Plum class Teacher)

Mrs Ford (Plum class TA)

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Maths Games

Short stories!

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Contact Us: Darnhall Primary School Sandyhill Road, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 1JL

Tel: 01606 593315 General enquiries please speak to Mrs Young in the school.