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Yr 1 - Brilliant Bonsais

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Welcome to year 1!
All the staff at Glade Hill are really impressed with how well all of our children have settled into year 1 and how well they are doing. If you have any questions or queries do not hesitate to contact us on the class email address:


Furthermore we will be holding a meet and greet on Thursday 21st of September at 2.30 in Miss Sidebottom’s Brilliant Bonsais classroom. This will be an opportunity for you to meet the year 1 team and look at some of the fantastic things we will be learning in year 1!

Please can you make sure you read with your child at least three times a week and write it in their reading journal to help towards their 'Red-Ted' award.



In literacy we will be looking at three stories: ‘Owl Babies’; ‘Superworm’; and ‘Stick Man.’ The focus this term is familiar settings in fictional books – to fit into our enchanted forest topic! We will be writing fantastic character descriptions. We will also be writing our own version of the stories, using adjectives in our super sentences! How do we make our sentences super in year one? We make sure we include capital letters, full stops and finger spaces!

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This term there will be a strong focus on number bonds and place value in year one. To aid this at home you could practice counting objects up to 20 and also counting backwards from 20. We will be investigating numbers that add together to make a sum of 10, and we will do the same to make the sum of 20.

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Topic - Enchanted Forest!


In topic this half-term we are learning all about the enchanted forest. We are going to learn about all the different animals and creatures that may live in the forest and their habitats. We will also be designing and making mini-beast or fairy houses. In art we will be printing to make beautiful pictures of animals that may live in the forest, such as butterflies. Have a look at some of Miss Sidebottom's Brilliant Bonsais butterflies!

This term our PE will be indoors. Our PE sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for both Brilliant Bonsai groups.

We are looking forward to the year to come and watching everybody SPARKLE!

Miss Sidebottom, Miss Owen
and Miss Batchford.

To find out more about our Brilliant Bonsais, please read our Autumn 1 newsletter.

Below are some useful website to help the children keep learning at home!