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Year 1

Welcome to the Year 1 page.

My name is Mrs Gregory and I teach Year 1. I am new to Acton this year and I am enjoying getting to know the children, school and community.
The Year 1 children have all settled in exceptionally well throughout our first term together and I am delighted to be a part of their continued learning journey. We have so much to look forward to over the next half term.

This Term we have a brand new topic: 'Afternoon Tea with the Royals!'

Our focus during this half term will be on History, with the children exploring the British Royal family, learning all about their roles past and present. The children will also be exploring the invention of the afternoon tea and hosting their very own tea party.


In Literacy we will be exploring the text 'Rapunzel' by Bethan Woollvin.

This text focus on a 'friendship narrative' and we will be exploring the improvidence of friendship, what makes a god friend and how we can be better friends to others. The children will go on to write their own friendship story.


Please read with your child 15 min per day and sign their home school diary. As well as this your child may be sent a pack of words to learn to read. Please practice these daily.


To help children with their Maths journey please practice their 2, 5, and 10 times tables. The children are becoming more confident with addition and subtraction, however recapping number bonds to 20 and beyond will support them with their continues learning,.

Celebration of work

If your child has produced a wonderful drawing, written a story, made a model or even completed some number sentences at home, please do send them to school! We love to share in your child achievements and see the fantastic work they complete at home!

Home Learning- March 2020

During the coming weeks your children may be sent home with learning packs. These are to support your child while they are at home, these are also all available to download from the list on the right.

As well as this there are number of websites you can use below. I will also be uploading new resources regularly that you may use at home.

Please feel free you send work/projects/pictures/videos/questions directly to our new class email address I am looking forward to hearing from you all and hope this will help us keep in close communication over the coming week.

30th March 2020- Today I have uploads a suggested timetable and this weeks tasks. Please feel free to download them and if you need any help/support/advice please don not hesitate to contact me.

20th April 2020- Today I have uploaded a new weekly time table, including exciting tasks fro the week ahead. Please feel free to download them and if you need any help please let me know.

Maths: We highly recommend using this home learning resource from White Rose to help teach your child maths at home to suit their specific year group. There are five daily lessons for each week and they provide audio teaching and related worksheets free to download for your child to complete.They suggest to spend between 20-30 minutes on each daily session.
White Rose Maths Year 1

Links to useful resources

Beebot- creating basic algorithms
Typing Skills- BBC Dance mat
Counting in 2's 5's and 10's
Spooky Spellings
Little Bird Spelling
Look Cover Write
English activities
Maths Games
Phonics nonsense word game
Phonics RWI Pure Sounds
Phonics Screening information
Read Write Inc Information
Science Revision
ICT Games
A wide variety of games/ tasks in all area of the curriculum.

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