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Year 1: Crickets

Welcomtthe Crickets!


Hello and welcome!

*Meet the Crickets grown-ups*

The grown-ups in the Crickets class are Mrs Walton, Mrs Gill, Miss Evans and Mr Richardson. We love teaching the Crickets and we are so proud of their achievements!

If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you!

*Our Christian Value for the term*



Teaching children the word 'Respect' can seem like a big concept. You might hear about having respect or showing respect. Respect is caring about how words and actions may impact others. Respect has two parts:

  1. Having respect for someone because of how their actions impact others
  2. Showing respect by changing your actions to be sure you don't have a negative impact.


Perhaps you could look out for your child showing respect at home and fill in your respect card and send it into school. Showing respect may look like this:

  • not calling people hurtful names
  • using a polite tone, even when you are upset
  • thinking about whether your actions may hurt another person

We look forward to all the ways your children are showing respect at home.


*Our Learning for the term*

Cities and Countryside - Town Mouse and Country Mouse


As we continue to support the children settling into Year One, there are opportunities for them to choose their own learning, mirroring the way that they learn in Early Years and more formal learning, where  the children will learn as a whole class.  Here are the subjects that we are covering this term:



This term we are continuing our Talk For Writing English - our story for this term is How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers.  As a class we are learning to retell the story altogether - ask your children to retell you the story.  We will be choosing our favourite parts and characters and writing about them and then writing the story ourselves as we finish the term.

The children will be learning about writing sentences with capital letters to start a sentence, finger spaces between words and full stops to finish a sentence.  These are the basics but it is so important to get these right. We will also introduce the children to non-fiction instruction writing as they develop a set of instructions for how to catch a fairy.



This term we are working with numbers to 20.  We are learning how to use a range of equipment such as number lines, part whole models and ten frames to help us find more and less, greater and fewer and also to help us order numbers.  

We are learning how to add and subtract using the correct symbols to record what we have done.  The children have started learning in their very own Maths No Problem books that they love!



This term we are learning all materials. The 6 key materials we focus on are wood, glass, plastic, metal, stone and water. Perhaps you could identify materials around your house by asking your child what things are made from. You may be able to talk about some properties of materials, for example, strong, transparent, rough, smooth, soft.



Our History topic this term is all about changes within our living memory. You could talk to your child about things you remember changing within your lifetime, for example toys, VHS and DVDs, cassette players and CD's, changes to your local area, perhaps you live near some new housing and you can remember what it was like before they were built! Dare we say it...changes to the way we shop, or the activities we can now do, in the light of events this year!



The children will learn about keeping safe on the Internet and understand how not to share personal information with those that they do not know. They will begin to learn how to use a new online application called Natterhub, which is great way for us to teach children the skills of staying safe online.



The children this term will learn how to use their voices expressively and creatively - as we learn some singalong Christmas classics...oh yes, it'll be Jingle Bells before you know it!



Due to COVID restrictions, PE will take place outside for all of this term.  We will focus on team games and understand how to keep fit and healthy.  We will learn how our body changes when we are active - listening for and feeling a faster heart beat and feeling warmer.



Our topic this term is all about What Christians believe about God, the children will learn about a range of stories from the Bible.



This term the children will learn about developing positive relationships with others, the children will play a range of cooperation games, communication games and take part in circle times about being a good friend.



Linked to Science the children will look at different materials for building houses and making our own class villages! Donations of large cardboard boxes, shoe boxes or cereal boxes will be gratefully received.



In art we will explore making city and country pictures using different printing techniques.




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