Welcome to Year 1 - Seacole

Welcome to Seacole Class!

My name is Miss McInnes and I am the class teacher in Seacole Class. Mrs Kaur and Mrs Kerry are our teaching assistants who work with all of the children across Year 1.


During this half term, we will continue to explore addition and subtraction to ensure that the children are secure with this concept. We will also continue to explore place value, shape and money but with the addition of problem solving to help deepen the children's thinking and understanding.


In English, we will be linking our learning to our 'Animal Kingdom' topic. The children will have the chance to use their phonics skills to write facts about animals and produce more creative writing based around the topic.

Year 1 Reading

Please make sure that you are reading with your child at least 5 times a week. Please record this in the reading diary as children who read at least 3 times a week will be entered into a class reading raffle.

We will be changing the children’s books on Tuesday and Friday.

If you feel that your child is not ready for a new book, please write this in the diary.


Animal Kingdom!

During the Spring term, our topic is 'Animal Kingdom'. The children will be learning all about animals from around the world.

Let's Celebrate!

During the second half term, our topic is ‘Let’s Celebrate’. The children will be learning about different religious and cultural celebrations. It would fantastic if some parents would like to come in to talk to the children about their own celebrations. If you are interested in talking to the children about this please let me know.


During the first half term, our topic is ‘Heroes’. The children will be learning about Heroes from the past, as well as modern day heroes. During the first week of term the children have focused on how they can be a hero at school. They have had some fantastic ideas about working hard and being kind. It has been great to see how engaged the children have already been with our topic!


​​This half term, Seacole class have P.E. on Mondays and Tuesdays. This half term the children will be taking part in competitive games and dance. Please ensure that the children have their P.E. kit in school on these days. P.E. kits should be kept in a small drawstring bag and can be left at school for the half term. Please make sure that all items are clearly labeled so that we can make sure that items are not lost.

Forest School

We have Forest School's on Monday morning so please make sure that your child comes to school with warm clothing. Your child may also wear wellies. Please bring these in a plastic bag.

Things you can do at home

Reading and English

  • Please make sure that you read with your child at least 5 times a week for 5 minutes at a time.
  • Please help your child to use their phonics to read the words on the word sheets sent home. The children’s phonics teachers will be sending these home on Fridays.


  • If your child struggles with recognising numbers, please practise this at home. For example, can you find numbers on houses, signs, around the home or anywhere else? This is also a great activity to support your child with writing numbers correctly.
  • Practising how to make 10 and then 20 is a great way to support your child’s understanding of adding and subtracting. For example, 10+10=20, 15+5=20, 17+3=20. Calling out a number and seeing if your child can say the number pair to 10 is a fun and easy way to practise this.
  • Practising counting in 2s, 5s and 10s will help your child make a lot of progress.

Things to Remember

  • Please make sure all items of clothing are clearly named.
  • Please ensure your child brings their reading book and diary to school every day - we wil endeavour to change books on a Tuesday and Friday.

This Week

Pancake Day

After an excellent week of writing about 'Mr Wolf's Pancakes', the children had a go at making their own pancakes. They were delicious!

Candy and Munchy visit Year 1

Today the children looked after our school guinea pigs, Candy and Munchy. They learnt lots of facts about guinea pigs and talked about how to care for animals. I can't wait to see the children's facts about guinea pigs in their English work!

Polish afternoon

We had a brilliant Polish Afternoon! The children took part in Polish dancing, food tasting, crafts, storytelling and even played Ringo!

What a fantastic week!

I have been so impressed with all of the children's work this week! They have engaged with our new animal topic with so much enthusiasm and they have already produced some fantastic work.

Stars of the Week!

Excellent work from Patryk, Bliss and Lydia. Well done!

Dinosaur in school!

On Tuesday the children came into school to find that a dinosaur had visited our school during the holidays! He left dusty footprints and a lot of mess! The children were brilliant detectives - I can't wait to see their writing this week!

Happy New Year!

Welcome back after the Christmas Holiday and Happy New Year! I hope that you have had a lovely break with your children. This half term our topic is 'Animal Kingdom'. We are looking forward to seeing lots more fabulous work during this half term.

The Polar Express!

We had a fantastic time watching the Polar Express in the cinema for a Christmas treat! We are now all feeling very festive!

Whoops-A-Daisy Angel!

We are very excited to show you our performance of Whoops-A-Daisy Angel! We hope you enjoy the show!


We have been busy making Christingle's for our Christingle service at St Georges church. We even learnt about what each part of the Christingle represents!

Christmas Dinner

We had a lovely time eating our Christmas dinner in front of our beautifully decorated Christmas tree!

Super Artists

During the autumn term we have been exploring the different ways we can use paint. Look at our fantastic winter paintings!


Phonics lesson in action!

You are invited to watch a Phonics lesson in action on Wednesday 29th November between 9.00am and 9.20am. No need to book - we look forward to seeing you there!

Next week

School closes for the Christmas holiday's on Friday 22nd December. We hope you have a wonderful Christmas! School reopens for the Spring Term on Tuesday 9th January.


Please make sure to read with your child everyday for 5 minutes. Please record this in the reading diary.

Please also support your child with their phonics by helping your child to read the word's on the word sheets sent home on Friday.

February 2018


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