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Class Teachers: Mrs Tamlin & Mrs Taylor

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Adams

Week beginning 17.06.24


English: This week we will be completing our final assessment of the Year 1 common exception words. We will also be writing some poetry based on our senses.

Maths: Maths this week focuses on finding halves and quarters of shapes and amounts. 

Science: We will be identifying different types of leaf.

PSHE: Ahead of our trip to the beach, we will be thinking about how to stay safe near the sea.



Tuesday: Sports Day at 9.15am.  Children should come to school in their P.E. kit.

Friday: Year 1 trip to Weston Super Mare. Children should arrive at school between 7.15am and 7.30am wearing clothes suitable for a day at the beach. Hats and sun cream should be worn.  Please remember to bring a packed lunch unless you have ordered one from school.


Mrs Tamlin and Mrs Taylor





Class Information 


Reading at home

Children are expected to read to an adult at home daily. Three reading books will sent home on a Friday and collected in and changed on the following Friday. Please indicate that you have read with your child in the reading diary.  We will also be reading with the children in school so please send reading books in with your child on a daily basis.


Children will be doing P.E. on a Monday and Forest School on a Thursday.  Please ensure P.E. kits are in school on Mondays and that children come dressed appropriately for Forest School on Thursdays.


Please see below for the list of Year One common exception words. These are the words children are expected to be able to spell by the end of the year. Please practise these little and often.  We will assess children on their spelling of these words half termly. See below for ideas of how to help your child learn their spellings.  


Children are expected to read daily and practise their spellings. We will also set online maths homework on a Friday via This will be linked to the learning your child has done that week. You will receive information explaining how to log in and access this in the first few weeks of term.

How to help your child learn their spellings:

Please practise these words regularly with your child.  Little and often, in fun and creative ways is the best way to help your child to learn spellings.  Some ideas you might like to try are:

  • write the words in different pens (highlighters, felt tips, scented gel pens etc.)
  • make the words out of playdough or pipe cleaners
  • practise finding the words in your reading book using a torch or magnifying glass
  • make flash cards and stick them around the house
  • make the words using natural materials outside, e.g. sticks, stones, leaves
  • use water and a paintbrush or chalks to write the words on the floor outside
  • use a water pistol to spray the words on the wall or fence outside
  • make up mnemonics (rhymes) to help remember the spelling, e.g. snakes and insects dance = said
  • write the words in a tray of sand, glitter or shaving foam


For your information - these are the topics our class will cover this year:


History and Geography:

Autumn 1 - This is me!

Autumn 2 - Into the woods

Spring 1 - Animal antics

Spring 2 - Ticket to ride

Summer 1 - What a wonderful world

Summer 2 - I do like to be beside the seaside



Autumn Term - Everyday Materials

Spring Term - Animals, including Humans

Summer Term - Plants


Please note that 'Seasons' will be taught throughout the year.



Religions covered in Year 1: Christianity and Judaism



Cursive or joined handwriting is part of the National Curriculum. At Lapworth we use the Letterjoin font. You can access the Letterjoin app at home to practise letter formation. There is also a tablet mode where you can trace letters and words on the screen. Please look at the document below that explains how to access Letterjoin. There are also two home learning packs that details the handwriting curriculum for year 1 and how you can support your child at home.

Mental Health:


Support for children's mental health:


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