Year 1 - The Sea Turtles


Trustworthy Turtles - We are terrific and talented, We always try our best!

Our topic is Jambo Bwana and we will be learning about Africa. English will include a variety of stories and report writing related to Africa. Science will be focusing on animals, including classification life cycle and diet. Geography is learning about the continents and comparing the UK to Africa. Art will be using a variety of media and techniques to enhance our learning about Africa. We are all really looking forward to an exciting half term which will include special visitors and a visit out of school - click on the link below to see the letter.



Information about our class

 Mrs Tingle teaches Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning, and Mrs Wilkinson Thursday afternoon and Friday. Mrs Evans supports in class each morning.

We have 5 Reading groups in class and your child's book bag is to be returned on their allocated reading day, this may change through the year if it is more appropriate for your child to be in a different group, but we will notify you of any changes. Please make sure you record the titles of all the books your child reads, as these are recorded in their Space Invaders Passport, moving the children through the planets towards the Sun. If you do not record the title we will assume your child has not read.

Homework is set on Mondays and is to be returned the following Monday, this is to support your child's learning in class and to inform you of areas in which you can support your child's learning, we will try to make it practical where possible. However this won't start for a few weeks until the children have settled in.

PE is on Tuesdays and Fridays, please make sure your child has a white T-shirt, black shorts, a black sweatshirt and black joggers, (a spare pair of socks is a good idea if your child wears tights to school). Please make sure all kit is clearly named.  Please send to school at the beginning of each half term and it will come home at the end of each half term.

Water bottles will be sent home at the end of the school day to be washed and refilled ready for the next day, hydration is really important and aids concentration and learning.

We are looking forward to a super year ahead. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

Mrs Tingle, Mrs Wilkinson & Mrs Evans


Click here for Phonics Resources

Click here for Phonics resources

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Useful KS1 Weblinks

Homework sent home and returned on Mondays please

Look at the fun we have learning!!

Today we went on a conker hunt, we went to find a big one, it was a beautiful day! We were excited!!

The Sea Turtles and Dolphins had a wonderful day at The Yorkshire Wildlife park today. They were all extremely well behaved and a credit to us all. We learned how to classify different animals, had the opportunity to hold some animals, and observed lots of wild animals in the park. We all had different favourite animals. We even had time to play on the adventure playground! A fantastic day was had by all!! A huge thank you to Mrs Crookes and Mrs Rodgers too!

What a fantastic day we had today when Steve came in to teach us African drumming. It was great fun and we learnt a lot. Then we performed our music to our parents. Thank you for coming to support us and contributing money to fund the wonderful experience, the children made everyone so proud and were amazing.

Our topic this half term is Jambo Bwana - an African based topic. We have had a great first day on safari in our jeep and by the campfire, reading in an African Hut, number work and games, remembering how to log on to Doodle Maths and lots of other activities including catching up with our friends. We are all looking forward to lots more fun and learning!