Glade Hill Primary and Nursery School

We are Golden and we SPARKLE

Yr 1 - Brilliant Bonsais


Welcome to...

The Brilliant Bonsais

We are GOLDEN and we SPARKLE!


Purrrfect Pets!


This half term we are learning all about purrrfect pets. We are learning to write postcards, letters and diary entries using 'There's no cats in this book', 'Paddington Post' and 'Can I be your dog?' as our reading hooks. We have an exciting visitor to stay at school for a week and we can't wait to show you who it is!




In maths we will be learning how to solve word problems using all the skills we have learnt throughout Year 1 so far. We are beginning to learn how to divide and multiply,  using these skills to understand fractions. We are going to practice our fluency skills to help us defeat our maths superheroes.

English and Phonics

This half term we will be focusing on non-fiction texts to write postcards, letters and diary entries all about our purrrfect pets. Alongside tricky words all children should now have phonics bug books which they can read at home. These are in sets and are linked with the sounds that your child is learning to read in class.


Remember to read as much as you can (3x minimum) every week to earn a sticker on your RED TED. We love reading at Glade Hill and this term we are focusing on the children becoming independent readers. We will begin using the library during our ICT slot so that the children have a wide range of books to choose from, but don't forget that you can read a book from home as well!


As Scientists we will be learning how to compare different types of animals, including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.



As Geographers we will be learning to identify different weather patterns, linking to our science curriculum by focusing on the season of Spring and the changes it brings!



In computing we will be Lego builders and Maze Explorers. We will be following important instructions and use directions to complete challenges successfully.



As Artists we will be using a range of materials creatively to make collage animals in the style of author and illustrator Eric Carle.









We show good manners at all times.

We are kind to everyone and everything.

We follow instructions straight away.

Key Reminders:

  • P.E is on Tuesdays. Kits needs to be in school all the time during term. PE kit should consist of a white t-shirt and black shorts. Tracksuit bottoms and a sports jacket may be worn for outdoor PE.
  • Reading diaries are checked every FRIDAY, please remember to read at least 3x a week and sign your child’s diary to get a sticker on their RED TED.
  • Parent’s Evening is Tuesday 25th February and Wednesday 26th November.
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Below are some useful website to help the children keep learning at home!