Key Stage 1 - Centipede Class (Year 1) 2021 - 2022

Mrs Chappell

Mrs Smith


Welcome to Centipede Class Page 




The expectations of lessons each day will be:

  • A maths lesson
  • An English lesson
  • A RWI phonics lesson
  • SPAG/ handwriting 
  • A lesson for one of the foundation subjects (Science, PE, History, Geography, Music, Computing, Art, PSHE and RE)
  • Some teaching of basic skills e.g. cutting, colouring in the lines, fastening buttons
  • A story 
  • Singing 


Useful website links to use at home:


  • -Topmarks has a range of educational resources, games and links to other websites covering all subjects.
  • - Educational maths and English games aimed at 5-8 year olds.
  • - Cosmic Kids Yoga are interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence – and gets kids into yoga and mindfulness early! Each episode is its own story, so you can enjoy the Cosmic Kids series in any order.
  • - A wide range of fun dances for children to learn and help them stay active.



In maths this term we will be focuing on addition and subtraction within 20, place value within 50, length and height and weight and volume. 

In additon please practise writing the digits 0-9 with your children. 

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This terms text in English is going to be 'The Lion Inside' by Rachel Bright. This is an amazing book and it's going to help us produce some fantastic pieces of writing!

We will be consolidating lots of skills taught in reception to build our cofidence. Plus lots of new year 1 writing skills. 

Can you use a capital letter and a full stop?

Can you use a question mark and an exclamation mark? 

Can you use the prefix un-?

Can you use suffixes ed- er- ing- and est-?

Can you use finger spaces? 

Can you use and to join your ideas? 

Don't worry if not! We will be learning all about this in our English lessons. 

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Our topic in science will be Plants. 

We are going to identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants. 

We will be identifying the basic structure of a plant and obesrving growth. 


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To practise these you could use rainbow writing, write them in a pyramid, practise them in a sentence or find them in your reading books.



Reading and Phonics 

Please read your child's Read Write Inc books daily with your child as this will support progress in reading and phoics and build your child's confidence. Within the text there are tricky words, speedy words and comprehension questions too. Vist to access Read Write Inc books. 

We try and encourage our children to read for pleasure and have a passion for reading as it will stimulate their brain, grown their vocabulary and stregthen their reading ability. 

Each half term I recommend 5 reads and encourage the children to try and read all 5 by the end of the half term. If they achive this then they'll be awarded with a certificate and a prize.

These texts are texts that adults or older sibblings could read and model good fluency and expression. You could also discuss new vocabualry and ask questions about the text. 

This link is the top 50 reads in year 1

Have a look and visit your local library to explore the stories. 


Reading websites: Great free resource with activities to support learning. another great reading resource with ideas. 


Useful information 

Our PE session is on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon.Children have kit to wear provided by school. 

Our Forest school session will be in the Spring term. Children have kit to wear provided by school. 

Shiny reading books are sent home every Monday. 

Paper reading books are changed every three days. 

Key words will be tested weekly and changed to the next set once the children are secure with their current set. 

Homework is set on Thursday via Class Dojo. It is optional. One week is Maths homework and one week is English homework. 

Our spelling test will be on Friday morning. 

All stationary is provided in school. 

Children should bring a named water bottle and have access to drinking water throughout the day. 



Have a great week everyone and stay safecool





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