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James Brindley Community Primary School
‘Working together to fulfil potential’
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James Brindley Community Primary School
‘Working together to fulfil potential’

Year 1




Welcome back!


This term we are focusing on Science. Our Topic question is:

'What would an Alien think of Planet Earth?'

During this topic we will be exploring materials and their uses. We will also be learning about Space and the Solar System so that we can help our friend Sprop! (He has crash landed in our classroom!) Sprop will be testing our phonic knowledge in the next few weeks by leaving us some 'Alien words' to decode and translate.

So far, we have looked at the book Aliens Love Underpants. We have read the story and made our own versions too! After being inspired by the colourful underpants in the story, we designed and made our own underpants - they are hanging on the washing lines in Year 1!

We will be continuing our space and materials topic until Easter and hope to look at many other interesting books.


Don't forget to check the James Brindley Twitter page; @JamesBrindleyPS for more updates too.


If you have any space related books or objects that we could borrow, we would be very grateful.


Our Assembly is on Friday 9th February


Our PE days are Mondays and Tuesdays.

Please make sure PE kits are in school for these days - including pumps.

Please remove earrings for PE days or ensure your child knows how to remove them.


Please take the time to look through the Year 1 end of year expectations below.


 If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to us or make an appointment.


We look forward to a successful year with your child.


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Picture 1

Meerkats United - Part 1

Meerkat documentary hosted by David Attenborough.

Please watch this video first, to make sure you are comfortable with the content, before showing your child.

The Counting by Tens Song ♫♪♫ | Scratch Garden

Counting in 10s to a catchy tune!

Please see below some of the activities your child will be part of this year.

Grandparent Interviews

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Grandparents who ventured into Year One yesterday were interviewed to within an inch of their lives by our fabulous and inquisitive children. The children showed great interest in what the world was like in "black and white" and all grandparents who attended were very happy to relay tales of their own school days. As this was such a lovely social event, cold drinks and cakes were very much necessary to complete the afternoon. Thank you to all grandparents who were able to enlighten our children about days gone by.

Year 1 so far

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