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Gorseybrigg Primary School and Nursery


                                                                                Year 1

Welcome back to the second Autumn half term. 7 weeks until Christmas!

This half term we will be continuing with our geography topic. We will learn the 7 continents of the world and look in more detail at Australia and the Arctic. 

In Design and Technology, we will be learning all about sliders and levers in order to make our own moving Christmas card.

In Maths, we will be focusing on addition and subtraction using numbers to 10. You could practice counting forwards and backwards from different numbers and try to learn all the number bonds to 10.

We will be joining up with Year 2 for our Christmas concert on Wednesday 13th December. 

Please keep going with learning to read and spell the high frequency words.



Click on the link to view our timetable. The Maths, English and topic sessions will also incorporate 'COOL' time (Choose Our Own Learning).


Key times: PE Tuesday and Wednesday. Please come to school in PE kit.

Library and buddy reading with Y4 - Thursday

Spelling test - Thursday

Celebration assembly - Friday

Forest school will be alternate Monday afternoons.

 Our class

Class teachers - Mrs Christie (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

                          Mrs Barker (Friday)

Children will complete adult led tasks each day. Small groups will be working at the tables whilst some children are accessing the class provision.

We have a home corner, reading area, construction, outdoor space, small world, writing, DT and Maths areas. The children can access these areas independently and are resourced to enhance and continue their learning. The children are set 5 challenges each week and can put a coloured spot on their ladybird for each challenge completed.



Please remember that the morning snack should be fresh or dried fruit and vegetables and only and water to drink. If you are sending your child in with their own snack, please make sure it is not any other kind of snack or drink. There is fresh fruit available in school every day.

Please make sure that book bags, jumpers, cardigans, wellies etc are all labelled.

Book bags are preferable instead of rucksacks. This is due to the storage space available. 

Please read with your child as many times as possible each week, the minimum should be 3 or 4 times per week. It is beneficial to read the same book 2 or 3 times in the the earlier book bands to improve decoding skills, fluency and comprehension. Fill in the reading record when they have read to you as this will go toward their Reading reward chart.

All children will have a set of word cards. You can cut this up and learn a few at a time. A few minutes every day will help increase their word recognition. The words they know link to the reading band they are on. You can also ask your child how to spell the words they are learning.

Please continue to practise  handwriting. We are encouraging children to use printed letter formation.

Useful links

 High Frequency words - spelling list

Reading word lists

Phonics progression

Letter formation practise set 1

Letter formation practise set 2