Thames View Primary School

Learning, fun and achievement for all.

Thames View Primary School

Learning, fun and achievement for all.

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1


Kanzi                                                                                             Elstar

Class Teacher:                                                             Class Teacher:

Mr. C Slack                                                                 Miss R Brobbey

Teaching Assistant:                                             Teaching Assistant:

Mrs. H Williams/Mrs. M Stevens                                  Mrs J Roddie

English  -

Writing to Entertain: 

Poetry and story writing - describing weather and storms using a range of poetic devices in different structures and writing stories based on themes from texts. 

Writing to Inform: 

Instruction – write a set of instructions on how to build a sandcastle. 

READING: Over the term, we will be looking at different stories and information texts on the theme of animals, focusing on the vocabulary of the books, making predictions and inferences and retrieving information. 


We will explore and deepen our understanding of number bonds and addition of numbers up to and including 20, working on the pace and quick arithmetic of adding these numbers. 

We will also begin to measure objects, beginning to record measurements using non-standard units and standard units (length, weight and volume). We will also use language to compare measurements. 

Our topic for the term is 'By the Seaside', which links to our English text The Storm Whale and using a range of images from the seaside. We will also be focusing on seasonal change, summer and extreme weather in science. Please see the topic web below for more details.


Children will be expected to read most nights in the week for at least 10 minutes. Please record what you have been reading and how your child has got on with the book in your child's reading record.


Homework will be uploaded on to Edmodo by the end of the school day on Fridays so please ensure that you have signed up to your class page.


P.E will be every Thursday, so make sure that your child comes in to school in the correct kit. Please make sure earrings are not worn, if your child is not confident with taking them out.

How can you support your child?


Please ensure you are regularly helping your to access the online resource below like Nymber gym, Hit the Button to support your child to be secure and fluent in using and applying their number, place value and addition and subtraction knowledge.



Please ensure that your child is reading frequently for at least 10 minutes at a time, each week. It is important that your child is reading regularly as this helps them with all their subjects as well as broadening their own vocabulary and knowledge. We encourage your child to read a range of texts, from fictional stories to leaflets to magazines to menus etc. There are opportunities to read all around us. 



Please ensure that you are regularly accessing using the Year 1 Common Exception Words, which the children are expected to be able to read and spell independently by the END of Year 1. Copies of these have been given to each child in Year 1 .



The children's wellbeing is vital. Try and talk to them about how they are feeling about the current situations, allow them to express emotions and make sure they have time to themselves and some family time. We are all in this together, and we are all here to help and support yourselves and the children.


Homework is set on Edmodo. You and the class code have been emailed to all parents. The code is needed to join your class' page. You will not need to print off the learning or to bring it school. Edmodo allows work to be uploaded  and assessed online. Homework will be set weekly on Friday. If you are unsure or experiencing any issues please contact the class teacher.

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