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Monday 19th June 2017

Welcome to Gruffalo class.



Highlights last week:

Exploring and planning riddles.

Understanding and identifying odd and even numbers.

Understanding why animals have different habitats.


Celebration Assembly:

Summer-Rae, Lena and for the whole of Year 1 - Well done!


Highlights this week:

I have updated all you Bug Club books. Your usernames and passwords are located at the front of your homework books. Please keep using Bug Club and Mathletics at home.


This half term our learning challenge is:

Can a whale live in a pond?



Writing riddles.

Introduction to a new text (non-fiction).

Exploring the features of non-fiction texts.



Finding missing numbers. e.g. 7+?=9

Counting in 2s, 5s, and 10s.

Repeated addition with legs!

Creating doubles with legs!


Mental maths target:

To know + and- facts to 20 and their doubles and halves.

Number bonds to 10 and 20



Classifying animals.

Key vocabulary; Mammals, birds, retiples and amphibians. 

Exploring our role play on the zoo.


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:

Which pieces of work am I particularly proud of? Why?


What a fantastic week!

Miss Johnston 



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 get changed if a comment hasn't been recorded.
  • Our library session is every Monday afternoon. Please make sure library books are returned on a Friday so that your child can choose a new book.
  • Our PE day is Tuesday, please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school. 
    On these days no earrings should be worn.

Y1 Planet Booklet

Spelling List

End of Year Maths Targets - Continent Card