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

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1



Welcome to the Year 1 webpage which will be updated throughout the year with our class curriculum and news, updates, and photographs of the exciting things that we have been getting up to.


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


*** Please can you ensure that your child has a named water bottle in school with them every day ***


Spring Term

Our Newsletter for the Spring term can be found at the top of this page. 




During the Spring Term, our topic is Geography and History based. This term we are focusing on creating floor maps and floor plans of our school for a new play area. We will be designing a dream playground and asking Miss Stokes if we can have it! We will also be looking at the local area of Worsley and specifically researching James Brindley himself!  In Science, we will be investigating the similarities and differences between animals and humans. We will be identifying and grouping animals, learning what carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores are, and how we use our senses help us to understand the world around us. More information regarding our work for this half term can be found in our class newsletter and an overview of our Year 1 curriculum can be found in the 'Curriculum on a Page' document.  


**Important Information**



We are continuing with the Pick and Mix style of homework and all of the children will be required to complete the activities on their Pick and Mix at home and share them with me via Purple Mash or bring it into school so I can see all of their wonderful work. You will find the Spring Pick and Mix Homework at the top of this page.

We will be holding a homework celebration day on Thursday 28th March so please ensure that you send your child's work to school or upload it on Purple Mash so that we can share it on this day. You will receive an email copy and a paper copy of the homework for the Spring term and I will be checking in with the children weekly to see what homework has been completed. The expectation is that one activity is completed each week and can be completed in any order. 



Spellings will be sent home Friday 5th January for your children and reflect the sounds they have been learning in their phonics that week. Please encourage your child to practise their spellings using the Look, Cover, Write, Check method. Your child will complete a weekly spelling test on a Friday and will bring home a spelling book with their results in it. This needs to be returned to school every week before the following Friday.  The spelling sheets that your child brings home DO NOT need to be sent back to school. 



P.E. lessons will be on a Monday and Friday. Please ensure that your child has a full, named PE kit in school including pumps. If your child wears earrings, they will need to be removed by yourself or them before the sessions. Children are unable to participate when wearing earrings or any other kind of jewellery. PE kits will be sent home at the end of every half term to be washed and returned ready for PE when we return to school the following term. Trainers are not permitted for indoor PE and children will need to wear pumps. 



Please ensure that ALL of your child's clothing/shoes are clearly labelled including their coats. This makes returning any lost items, a lot easier. 


Reading Books

Reading books and planners need to be in school every day. Your child will read on specific days each week both individually and as part of Guided Reading sessions. Please ensure that your child reads at least 4 times at home each week and that this is recorded in their planner with any comments you feel are relevant to your child’s reading. Your child's new reading books will be sent home Friday 5th January along with their first set of spellings for this term.  


Library Books

Library books can be changed every Friday as long as the book and bag are returned to school. Books are to be kept for a maximum of two weeks only. 


Useful Documents 

In the documents posted at the top of this page, you will find Year 1 Knowledge Organisers.  These documents set out and explain all of the key vocabulary that will be covered during your child's time in Year 1, we hope that you find them useful. 


Please also 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.


We look forward to a successful year with your child. 


smiley Miss Jewell and the Year 1 Team smiley