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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 one classes


Miss Hale 


Miss Crossley  


Support Staff - Mrs Smith, Mrs Swallow, Mrs Swanson and Miss Burt


After the children have settled, they will receive weekly spellings linked to their phonics learning.  

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



Wednesday - PE (Miss Crossley's class only)

Thursday - PE and Dance 

Friday - Dance (Miss Hale's class only)


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.  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.


Suitable Clothing

As appropriate, please ensure your child comes into school with a sunhat and is wearing sun cream, or brings a coat if wet / cold.  Children may bring sun cream in if they need to top it up during the day.  Please continue to send your child in with a bottle of water.


Please ensure all items brought to school are clearly named.


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. 

We Are Family & The Tiger and The Jackal 

Year 1 learning this term


Place value within 10

Addition and subtraction within 10



Continuing to develop  




We will be writing labels, lists and captions inspired by our class book 'We Are Family'.  Please can children bring to school in September some photos of their families to inspire their writing.

We will also be learning to innovate a traditional Indian fairy-tale, The Tiger and The Jackal.



  • During reading we will be working our way through our class books 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 ‘Being Me’.  Children will be thinking about the school community and their new class and how to make this a positive environment for all.



This term we will be drawing and exploring the materials and tools for mark making.  Children will then create a drawing of an animal, taking close consideration for the texture of fur, feathers or hair.




  • We will be looking at Christianity this term and the Creation Story.  The big question we will be answering this term is 'Does God want Christians to look after the world?'




We will be using simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of our school and its grounds.  We will also identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the school's location (UK).




In PE this term, the children will enjoy developing a range of skills.  They will continue developing their ball handling skills; starting with netball.  They will continue to enjoy dance; building a routine with Miss Hawker.



Our topic in science is 'Animals including Humans'.  We will be learning the different types of animals and what makes them similar and different, what food tells us about animals and what makes me an animal.





The children will learn the classical piece 'Mars' by Gustav Holst.  They will sing it in different styles and play simple patterns on classroom instruments and repeat simple patterns back.  They will make their own space map with lots of different sounds.

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