Denby Dale First & Nursery School

Year 1

The theme for next half term is Castles.  In History we will be learning about why people used castles and how they were built. We will also be learning about a historical figure who lived in a castle!

In Science we will be learning about everyday materials. We will be designing and making castles in DT and investigating which materials will be best to use for our designs.

In Literacy we will be reading Traditional Tales. We will be writing character descriptions, story writing, letters and invitations. Watch this space!

In Phonics we will continue working on Phase 5 and reading real and alien words. We are getting good at this now!

In Maths we will be continuing work on number and place value. We will be continuing to count in 10s, 5s and 2s. We will also be working on measures including height, length, weight and volume.

Some of the fun we've had this year!

The Big Garden Bird Watch;

Class Assembly-Superworm;


PE Days - Monday and Tuesday. Please have kit available every week including an outdoor kit and trainers.

'Daily Run' - We go out for daily running sessions so it is always useful to have trainers kept at school. 


Reading Books - will be changed on either a Monday or a Friday. Please feel free to communicate via the reading journals about anything related to reading.

Spelling - new words sent home every Tuesday. Spelling test is every Monday.

Homework - sent Fridays. To be returned by the following Friday at the latest.

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Year 1

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