Thames View Primary School

Learning, fun and achievement for all.

Thames View Primary School

Learning, fun and achievement for all.


Welcome to Elstar Class!

Teacher: Miss Brobbey
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Kelly (Mondays-Thursdays) & Mrs Roddie (Fridays)



Elstar Apple. 
The Elstar was parented by the Golden Delicious in the Netherlands in the 1950’s. It is a popular dessert eating apple and is widely grown across Europe. It’s skin is marbled, combining golden yellow with deep red. It’s lemon-white flesh is said to have the taste of honey. 

Term 1 - People Who help Us

Our topic this term is looking at a range of people and professions who help us in our daily life, with particular focus on the emergency services. In RE, we will try to answer the question “Does God want Christians to look after the world?” by discussing the changing world and human impact. Within our Science work, we are looking at seasonal changes and the 5 senses. In Computing, we will be learning how to stay safe online as well as logging on and using the key components of a computer, such as the keyboard and mouse.



The children will start the year by securing their knowledge of numbers and place value. They will look at ways to add and subtract numbers within 10 using concrete and abstract resources. We are determined to link their maths to the real world to help children apply their understanding. Linked to our Curriculum topics, children will be sorting materials into groups.



Phonics and reading is the key to success in Year 1.

We expect all pupils to read a MINIMUM of THREE times each week. Pupils who do not read the minimum amount each week will use part of their weekly Reward Time to catch up on reading missed. Please ensure that you continue to read to and with your child read as frequently as possible throughout the year.

Phonics will continue daily this term. The children will be writing their own booklets based on the emergency services. It would benefit the children to discuss and observe emergency services at work, particularly what they wear and how they help. The website will direct video clips on some of the emergency services. We are also looking for volunteers who work in the emergency services to speak to the children.


We really appreciate all the support you give with your child’s homework.

PLEASE remember that homework folders need to be in by Wednesday so that we have sufficient time to mark them and to put in the new homework to be given out on Friday.


Our PE days are Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Please ensure earrings are removed and long hair is tied back.  Children will need plimsolls, a pair of shorts, a T Shirt and track bottoms/leggings (for outside PE).  An extra pair of socks is always handy to keep in their PE kits. 

PLEASE ensure all school items are CLEARLY NAMED.


Within our topic we will learn about the seasons, focusing on Autumn. This will include investigating what happens to plants and animals. We will also look at the 5 senses and their importance in the human body.