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

Mrs Harrison

Mrs Shufflebotham

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

Miss Shufflebotham, Mrs Harrison



Welcome to Grasshopper class page

The expectations of lessons each day will be:

  • A maths lesson
  • An English lesson
  • A phonics lesson
  • A lesson for one of the foundation subjects (Science, PE, History, Geography, Music, Computing, Art, PSHE and RE)
  • Some teaching of basic skills
  • A story and singing

PE is on Tuesday and Thursday so please send your child in the their P.E. kit on those days.

Spellings will be given out every Monday on the Class Dojo page. Please practice these at home.

Reading at home should take place everyday day on the Oxford reading Owl using the class login.

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 focusing on addition and subtraction within 20, place value to 50 and measurement of length, height weight and volume.

In addition please practise writing numbers 1-20 with your children.

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This term's text in English is 'The Lion Inside' by Rachel Bright.   This is an amzing 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 confidence. 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 finger spaces?

Can you use and to join your ideas?

We will be learning all of this in our English lessons.



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 observing growth.



Reading and Phonics


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

Reading should be fun and an enjoyable experience so we try to encourage a passion for reading by reading a wide range of books in school.  Why not visit the library to discover some new books and authors your child hasn’t seen before.

Our class author is Julia Donaldson each week we will be reading some of her stories, she has written over 120 books so we have lots to choose from!


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


On Monday spellings will be given out to children to learn for a test on Friday.  Here is a list of spellings that the children will receive each week.  The date at the top of the column is the date that the test will take place.

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Useful information 

Our PE session is on Tuesday and Thursday.  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 week and changed once the children are secure with their current set.

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

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

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