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Welcome to Meerkat Class.

Monday 12th November




Dates to remember:

Run a mile every Tuesday - Children will need their trainers.

Wednesday 21st November - Cinema trip


Highlights last week:


- Comprehension about 'The robot and the bluebird'.

- Anti-Bullying assembly

- Pointillism art work

- Word problems - addition and subtraction






This half term our learning is about:

Seasons and the text 'The Robot and the bluebird'


Highlights this week:




The Robot and the bluebird

Hot seating

Writing a non-chronological report about Bluebirds



Phonics sounds of the week:


'oi' as in coil

'ear' as in tear

'pr' as in pretty

'sc' as in scale


Tricky words of the week: 


do some


Children should be able to read and write these words in a sentence.





Missing number e.g. 4 + _ = 10

Position and direction

Comparing length and height




Mental maths target:

Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s

Number bonds to 10, 20 and 50



Topic :


Computing - Children will be introduced to bee bots and will explore them.

Art - Developing the skills to create a pointillist painting.


- To name the four seasons

- To label the equator, north pole and south pole

- To know the different types of weather



Reflection Time


Every Friday the whole school will participate in Reflection Time. During this time we will reflect on what we have been doing in class this week. Each week we will have a different question. Please encourage your child to speak about this at home.


This week's question:

What have you enjoyed this week?


What a fantastic week!


Miss Callanan and Miss Kearney


Things to remember:

  • Homework books are sent home on Friday -please help your child to complete and return their homework book to school every Wednesday.
  • Reading books go home daily-try to read every night and write a comment indicating how they have read. Books will not be changed if a comment hasn't been recorded.
  • Our library session is every Wednesday afternoon. Please make sure library books are returned on a Wednesday so that your child can choose a new book.
  • Our PE days are every Monday and Wednesday, please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school. 
    On these days no earrings should be worn.
  • Please can you give your child a water bottle to bring into school (preferably labelled) so that they can keep hydrated during the school day!



Y1 Planet Booklet

Spelling List

End of Year Maths Targets - Continent Card