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In the eyes of God, every child matters, every moment of every day

Friday 13th January 2023

Talk homework

Talk to your grown-ups about the teen numbers. We know that ten is made up of ten ones, or it can be shown using one ten! Eleven is made up of 1 ten and 1 one. 12 is made up of 1 ten and 2 ones. Can you show your grown-ups the value of the numbers up to 19 drawing a ten stick and different amounts of ones?


Thank you to everyone who has been logging their reading on our new Boom Reader app! Please ensure that you are reading EVERY DAY with your child and logging it on the Boom Reader app.

Please make sure that you send your child into school with their reading folder every day as we will be reading with your children in school at least once a week.


The children will be tested on their numbers eleven to sixteen on Monday. Please ensure your child has practised the dictation sentence too.

In English this week we have started our new Power of Reading book. We don’t know what it’s called yet but we have made some assumptions about the new characters that we have been introduced to! Anna is brave and likes adventures – the crocodile isn’t so keen! We are looking forward to finding out more about the story next week.   

In Maths this week we have been looking at numbers over 10. We have focused on place value, looking at how numbers above 10 have two digits, the first digit represents the value of 10 and the second digit represents the number of ones in the number. For example, 15 is 1 ten and 5 ones. The children have worked really hard using a range of manipulatives to show their understanding of place value and we will continue this next week.

In RE this week we learned about the story of the Creation of the Earth. We acted out the story and took pictures of our freeze frames. We will be using these next week to retell the story to help us remember it!

In PE this week the children have enjoyed learning about controlling a football using their feet, including dribbling, changing direction and stopping the football. The children showed good skill and control and we are really excited to focus on passing next week. In gymnastic the children were amazing at showing the different ways in which our bodies can move when we travel, and we looked at moving in unison with synchronised body movements, and even looked at mirroring our movements!

In History this week the children have enjoyed learning about Captain James Cook, who explored the oceans three times and discovered new countries on the other side of the world!

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Best wishes,
The Year 1 Team