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Welcome to Meerkat Class.

Monday 17th September




Highlights last week:


- Our first Celebration Assembly

- Reading 'Dogger'.

- Science experiment

- Exploring a number of items to see if they are waterproof, transparent or flexible.

- Finding one more than a number.




This half term our learning challenge questions is:

What is your grandparent's favourite toy?


Highlights this week:




Reading our new text 'Dogger'

Role playing a story

Describing a character

Hot seating a character

Retelling the story of 'Dogger'



Phonics sounds of the week:


'ch' as in chip

'sh' as in shell

'br'as in bright


Tricky words of the week: 


we    me


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





One more than a number

One less than a number



Mental maths target:

Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s

Number bonds to 10, 20 and 50



Topic carousel :


What is your grandparent's favourite toy?




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 is one thing that you have improved at 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 Monday afternoon. Please make sure library books are returned on a Monday 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