Year 1 and Year 2

                 Welcome back and Happy New Year!

Our new topic for this half-term is ‘Earth and Space’ The children will enjoy learning about all the planets in the solar system and more specifically planet Earth. It would be great if you could send in any books that your child might like to share that would support our topic. The children will continue to have PE lessons in the hall every Monday and swim on a Tuesday. Please let me know if you are available to help getting the children changed for swimming. Please click on the link below to view the current topic web.

Mr Emsley

 Y1 Topic Web Earth and Space

Click on the picture below to visit the Purple Mash website.  You can access this using your child’s log in details that can be found in their homework book.


Here are the sounds that the children are currently learning. I have also listed websites with phonic games and activities as well as information for parents. I hope you find this of use.



A big hello from me, Mr Emsley.

This half term we will be continuing with the ‘Time Machine’ topic and in Science we will be learning about everyday materials. We will also have a big focus on the Christmas Nativity, with lots of singing, dancing and words to learn.

We will continue to have PE lessons on Mondays and swimming on a Tuesday.

The children are busy learning the phase 4 and 5 sounds everyday and their weekly spellings are linked to the new sounds. It would be really helpful if you could support the children with their spellings at home using the practice sheets and also try to read on a daily basis. To help build maths skills you can now access the ‘Mathletics’ website using the log on details in your child’s reading diary.

If you have any questions about any of the above please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Many thanks

Mr Emsley

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September 2017

I hope you had a lovely summer holiday and are ready and excited for this term’s learning!

Time Machine

Our topic this half term is Time Machine. Our work will be centered around different periods throughout time. We will research how our world has changed, looking into food, clothes, famous people, landscape, school life, houses, entertainment and so much more!

This topic will have a History focus, however we will use this focus to make cross curricular links with Literacy, Maths, Science, DT, Music, Art, PE and Geography.

To see our Time Machine topic web please click here. Year 1 Topic web – Time Machine

In Year One, alongside our weekly Maths, spellings and reading homework, we also set an optional homework task each half term. This will always be open-ended and designed to encourage the children to create something individual that we can then share and celebrate in school together.


Our homework task for this half term will involve researching a famous person or event in history and presenting the information found in a creative way. The things discovered can then be presented however they choose, for example through a picture, song, poem, story, model etc. The more creative the better! This task can be extended at home into other areas of History if they wish, the more information we can share with each other the better!


Please check your child’s book bag on Friday for our class letter, topic web and further information.

If you ever have any questions please feel free to pop a note in your child’s book bag or come in to see me after school.

Here’s to a magical term of learning!

Mrs Thirsk bee


Dates for your Diary 

Meet the Teacher: Tuesday 12th September – 1st presentation 6pm, 2nd presentation 6:45pm

PE: Monday Am

Swimming Sessions: Tuesday – 9.00am-10.00am

Interesting extra-curricular clubs for Year 1 – Little voices Thursday 3:30pm-4:30pm


Useful Links

Y1 class letter 2017-2018

Year 1 Topic web – Time Machine

Year 1 Time Machine front page

Autumn 1

Topic Web

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Autumn 2

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Spring 1

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Summer 1

Topic Web

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