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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 3


We have another busy term again. As the months get colder, 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.



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. 

Last stop on Market Street by Matt De La Pena and Oliver's Fruit Salad by Vivian French

Year 1 learning this term


Place value within 20.

Addition and subtraction within 20.



We will be focussing on non-fiction writing at the start of term and the children will write instructions inspired by our class book ‘Oliver’s Fruit Salad’.

We will also be writing a recount of an event inspired by our second class book ‘Last Stop on Market Street’.




During reading we will be working our way through our class books Oliver’s Fruit Salad and Last Stop on Market Street. We will continue to focus on key comprehension skills such as retrieval, prediction and inference to deepen our understanding of the text.



This terms puzzle piece is named ‘Dreams and Goals’. We will be learning about setting goals for the future and how we can overcome obstacles to achieve them.




This term we will be looking at painting. Children will be exploring artwork from Mondrian and Maurice Sendak. Children will learn about the primary colours and how to paint block shapes.



Religious Education

  • We will be looking at Christianity this term and the theme of Jesus as a friend. The big question we will be answering this term is ‘Was it always easy for Jesus to show friendship?’




    This term we will be answering the big question ‘Why is our country called the United Kingdom?’ We will look at the four countries that make up the United Kingdom and their characteristics.




    Physical Education

    In PE this term, the children will enjoy developing a range of skills. They will continue building upon the skills acquired in term 1 and develop their hand ball skills in netball.




    We will be learning to identify a variety of everyday materials and their properties.





    We will be learning about popular music with a focus on pitch patterns in the song Wild Man by Kate Bush.


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