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

Friday 28th April 2023

Talk homework

This week we have started our DT project in which we will be designing and making our own fruit kebabs. Talk to your grown-ups at home about which fruit you would like to use for your own kebab – think about the fruits that you will be able to thread onto your skewer!

If you would like to challenge yourself, please practise counting forwards AND backwards in steps of 2, 5 and 10!


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.


The children will be tested on the ‘er’ sound family on Tuesday next week. Please continue to practise these over the weekend.

The ‘er’ sound family
/ir/ /er/ /ur/ /or/












Please follow the link below to access LetterJoin, a website which is really useful to support children’s letter formation and cursive handwriting. You can see how we use cursive script by following the tutorials and you can also download handwriting sheets to support your child’s handwriting practice at home.
The login details are as follows:
Username: bpa_3
Password: Year 1

Twig Science Reporter

Please follow the link below for lots of interesting Science articles which can be linked to lots of areas of our science learning. Some of our talk homework after Easter may be linked to this website so please keep an eye out for future blogs.

This week in English we have been looking at the character of Funni in our Power of Reading Text, which we now know is called ‘The Secret Sky Garden’. We have looked at emotions in detail and described how Funni feels about the different settings within the story.

In Maths, we have been learning to count in steps of 2, 5 and 10. We have looked at ‘groups of’ using models and images to support our understanding, for example 4 groups of 2 is 2, 4, 6, 8! The children enjoyed lots of counting games and their next steps are to be confidently counting both forwards and backwards in 2s, 5s and 10s.

In Geography, the children learned about the different types of farms that we have within our locality. We talked about what is produced on these farms and the children then went on to design their own farm, explaining why they had chosen this type of farm.

We are continuing to learn new phonic sounds, but are revising the sounds we have learned on a daily basis – if you would like to practise any phonics at home, please have a look at the websites below, which are great fun for the children and will support them in recalling the sounds we have been learning at school, as well as practise their segmenting and blending skills.

The Year 1 email address in a direct way of contacting the Year 1 Teachers:

Best wishes and have a lovely weekend.
The Year 1 Team