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Wheatfield Drive, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, BS32 9DB

Last update: 2021-09-17

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Year 1 Class Page

Our classes are..

Class 1M and Class 1H

   Mrs Midline (Teacher), Mrs Pedley (Teaching Assistant), Mrs Pearce (1:1) and Miss Davey (1:1)            

Mrs Holbrow (Teacher) and Mrs Grotzke (Teaching Assistant)

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At Wheatfield we are having a big 'Handwriting push' to encourage the children to adopt our cursive script consistently. We would like to see our cursive script used in all exercise books, not just English books. 

Our agreed cursive style is shown below: 


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Term 1 Learning

 We are so looking forward to getting this year started with hopefully a bit more normality. We are continuing to develop our skills through continuous provision and adult led activities.



Our English learning this term will be focused around the book 'Grandad's Island' by Benji Davies. 

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We will use this story as the basis for our writing. Exploring the book - one page at a time. We will be recapping key skills such as capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. We will write focusing on this book for the majority of Term 1 and enjoying the love for Poetry towards the end. 

Reading and Phonics

This term we will be recapping Phase 3 and 4 ensuring that children are secure in these sounds before moving on to Phase 5. Through assessment, we will be able to provide targeted teaching to small groups where needed. 



This term, we will be focusing on place value 0-10 and ensuring our number formation is correct. We will be looking at one more and one less as well as addition and subtraction both practically and written. We will finish the term by naming and describing 2D shapes. 

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Term 1 Wider Curriculum

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This term, we will be focusing on DT. We will be designing, creating and evaluating a frame to display our first published piece of writing. 


We will be looking at Relationships and will focus on families and how they can be made up of different people. We will also be reminding ourselves of our school values and how we can show these in school. 


This term we will be learning how to programme the BeeBots and ProBots and thinking about how other technology works.


This term we will be finding the pulse in songs and clapping to the rhythm. 



This term we are learning about where we are on the map and exploring our school and local area. We will be looking at our immediate surroundings, how maps, plans and aerial views can be used to show this information and create their own maps and identify a planned route.

We are available to be contacted via Tapestry or email the school office.


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At Wheatfield, we continue to use Tapestry to track the achievements and interests of your child.

Year 1 staff regularly update your child's journal and we strongly encourage families to upload their own contributions.

We often upload class notices and other important information regarding just Year 1 children on our Tapestry page.

Check your notification settings to ensure you receive all updates. If you do not have access to your account, please speak to a member of the Year 1 team

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How can you help at home?

- Listen to your child read 5x a week. Discuss the story with them and make sure you write in their reading record every time they read so that it can count towards our Reading Bug challenge! 

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Practise your child's spellings with them. Children are set new spellings every Friday- in their homework books there is an overview of the term's spellings. They will write their new spellings in weekly and they are also displayed on the classroom door.