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Bitham Brook Primary School

In a community of kindness where all belong: be positive, be resilient, be creative

Year One

We have two Year 1 classes - Miss Hale and Mrs Webster

Support Staff - Mrs King, Mrs Cooper, Mrs West, Mrs Smith and Mrs Swallow



Term 6


Although we are heading into the summer months, please can you make sure that your child has a coat.  Could you also make sure that your child has their name on everything so that they are easy to find. When the weather is warmer, please ensure your child brings a sunhat to school. On hot days, children should come to school wearing sun cream.



Children will receive on a Friday weekly spellings that will link to the previous week’s learning in phonics. Please practice these at home.

Please continue to read at home daily. Children will receive a star for every day recorded in their yellow books.




Children will have PE on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure children come to school in their Bitham Brook PE kit on these days. 

Monday- Dance

Wednesday- PE

Friday- PE 


When the children have PE they should continue to wear their Bitham Brook PE kit into school, with their school jumper / cardigan over the top (if weather conditions require a jumper/cardigan).  Please note our PE kit is a plain white t-shirt and black shorts / leggings / tracksuit with daps or trainers.  Other sports clothing is not acceptable as it is important that as a school we have pride in our appearance.  It is important that children do not attend school in casual clothing as we want to maintain the children's sense of education being important, pride in their appearance and belonging to Bitham Brook.


Morning Snacks

All children in Year 1 receive a free piece of fruit or vegetable everyday, however, children are able to bring their own snack if they prefer.  Please be reminded that this should only be fruit, vegetables, plain crackers or dairy products such as yogurts or cheese.  Children will be asked to save sweets/biscuits/crisps/chocolate for their lunchtime or to take home. Please note that we are a NUT FREE school. 

Stanley's Stick, by John Hegley & Dear Dinosaur, by Chae.

Year 1 learning this term



Position and direction

Place value to 100






We will be writing adventure stories inspired by our class book Stanley’s Stick.

We will also be learning to write letters inspired by our class book Dear Dinosaur.




During reading we will be working our way through our class books Stanley’s Stick and Dear Dinosaur, asking questions using the VIPERS (Vocabulary, Infer, Predict, Explain, Retrieve, Summarise) scheme to the children to deepen their understanding of the text.



This terms puzzle piece is named ‘Changing Me’. We will be learning about the life cycles of humans and other animals; changes I have been through in life and things that have remained the same. We will be celebrating changes in life and our bodies and using scientific names for our body parts.




This term we will be answering the key question ‘Can you build with bread?’ Children will have an opportunity to construct a model house using different materials.






Religious Education

We will be looking at Judaism and answering the big question 'Are Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur important to Jewish children?'




    We will be answering the question ‘was George Stephenson a significant person in history?’




    Physical Education

    In PE this term, the children will enjoy developing a range of skills. They will build upon the skills they were showcased in the cricket workshop this term.




    We will be revisiting our knowledge on ‘Everyday materials’ and ‘plants’.






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