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Sunny Bank Primary School

Minster in SheppeyPrimary School

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Year 1

Term 6

Welcome to Term 6 everyone!


Our term begins with phonics and a perfect opportunity for you all to shine! You deserve it, you have worked incredibly hard.

As a school, we will enjoy a week of poetry to start us off.  In Year 1, our focus will be on the fabulous nonsense poem, On the Ning Nang Nong, by Spike Milligan.  We will then discover the amazing adventures of Winnie the Witch.

We will be investigating what happened in The Great Fire of London and are sure that you will each thoroughly enjoy this unit of learning.  No doubt you will wow your grown-ups at home with the facts that you learn!

Our art and DT this term will coincide, as we will be making observational drawings and models of emergency vehicles.

In P.E. we will preparing for Sports Day, an exciting celebration to look forward to!

Our maths learning this term will include a range of range of opportunities to explore practically. Initially, we will develop our understanding of position, direction and time. We will then consolidate prior learning of place value, so that we are ready to go to Year 2!



Well done Year 1, what a successful Term 5 you have all had!

You have challenged yourselves brilliantly and each made enormous progress, we are so proud!


Term 5

Wow, term time flies, when you are having fun! 

We are looking forward to welcoming our Year 1 children and their grown-ups back to school for our penultimate term.

As usual, this term promises to be a busy, and enjoyable one for all.  

This term, our history focus will be, the Victorian era. We will make comparisons between the past and the present and write facts about people from the past.  We will compare and understand the way in which rich and poor Victorian children lived and look at their experiences at school.

In literacy, we will be reading and exploring the traditional story, Jack and the Beanstalk.  No doubt, we will be amazed by some incredible acting skills, as we do seem to have a year group of budding actors!

In maths, we will continue to develop our mathematical confidence, building on our previous skills but will also be learning to multiply and divide and understand fractions.  This is sure to challenge  our brains and help them to grow bigger and stronger!

During our art sessions, we will be looking at the work of Victoria Ellis, completing various tasks, whilst working towards creating a clay masterpiece of our very own.


Congratulations Year 1, you have all worked incredibly hard this term and the progress that you have made has been fabulous.  We are all very proud of your efforts and determination to be the best that you can be!  You have stretched each one of your Minster Muscles and become such independent learners, well done superstars!


Term 4

Welcome to Term 4 everybody!  

We hope that you had lots of fun with your grown ups in half term. 


This term our topic is Eco Warriors!  We will be learning about when recycling first started and which items can be recycled. Your challenge on the first day back will be to create a masterpiece made of recycled items - we cannot wait to see your amazing creations!


For our literacy learning, we will look at the story of Little Red Riding Hood.  We will describe characters and settings and adapt the story to make it our own. We look forward to seeing how our Year 1 authors and illustrators adapt this well-loved traditional tale. 


Our maths learning will begin by exploring money, so that, by the end of Term 4, we understand the value of each coin. We will also develop our understanding of measurement; which will include, height, length, volume and weight.


Here comes another busy and fun-packed term Year 1!



Well done superstars, what a fantastic term you have had!  We are incredibly proud of your efforts and achievements.  Thank you for using your Minster Muscles every day and for working so hard.


It has been a very busy term and it has whizzed by for us all!  


In literacy, we have enjoyed sharing the Stick Man story and creating our own Stick families.Your beautiful cursive writing is amazing, and we look forward to sharing it with all of the grown ups at our Parent Evening Meetings soon. They will be incredibly impressed!  


This term, during our numeracy lessons, you have developed your understanding of place value to 50 and are brilliant at using the dienes to make two digit numbers.  Not only this, you can confidently tell us how many tens, and ones are in each number!  Your knowledge of one more, and one less has also developed greatly, well done!


Our well-being day was a perfect end of term celebration, which you all truly deserved.  Each one of you thoroughly enjoyed being creative, the visits from Charlie and Chip and our film treat. 


Rest well during the holidays and enjoy spending valuable time with your fabulous families. 



Hello everybody, welcome back to school and to Term 3!


We hope that you have enjoyed a fun-filled Christmas break with your families, are feeling well-rested and ready to return to school.


This term, in literacy, we will be reading Julia Donaldson's Stick Man.  We will be thinking carefully about the characters, settings and key events, and will be retelling the story, both orally and in our writing.  We will be using exciting adjectives to describe the characters and settings and thinking of different ways to act out the story.  We will also be re-writing the story, before adapting it, to make it our own.  This will include creating new, imaginative characters and settings.


In maths, we will be developing and deepening our knowledge of addition and subtraction, exploring a variety of different methods to complete number sentences and word problems, within 20. We will be looking at place value of numbers to 50 and finding one more and one less than any given number to 50.  We will also be refreshing and expanding our understanding of measurement.


Our topic this term will be, Bodies of Water.  We will be investigating different bodies of water and  identifying the different oceans.


In art, we will be looking at the work of artist, Paul Klee and using our sketching skills, to produce a drawing.


We look forward to another exciting term of learning with you Year 1.  We know that you will continue to wow us with your wonderful enthusiasm and continued progress.









Congratulations Year 1, we have achieved so much this term and we are incredibly proud of your achievements.


You have worked hard to improve your cursive handwriting and we have been amazed at how quickly you have picked this up.  The writing in your literacy books is beautiful and some of you have even achieved P* writing!  

You have enjoyed learning about The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child in literacy and have wowed us with your acting skills, descriptive language and excitement about finding the Big Bad Mouse! 

You put your skills into action and became fabulous authors and illustrators, creating your own versions of The Gruffalo's Child book.  You then enjoyed sharing your books with the children in Reception.

In maths, your confidence to add and subtract has hugely grown and you are able to talk about your learning, which is super.  You have all been trying to form your numbers correctly, facing the right way and we have seen such progress.  We have had lots of fun in maths, using a variety of different manipulatives, which has helped to deepen our level of mathematical knowledge.

We were so pleased that we were able to put on a fantastic Christmas Concert to grown ups this term. It was a magical start to the Christmas festivities and we were so proud that we all had happy tears!

We wish you all a very happy Christmas and a special time with your families. Take care and stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all in Term 3.



Welcome back to school and to Term 2!

We do hope that you were all able to rest and enjoy precious time with your families. 

This term in literacy, we will be learning all about The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child.  We will describe settings and characters, using amazing adjectives and act out this well-loved story.

In maths, we will look at greater than and less than, number bonds to 10 and addition.  We will use a range of manipulatives to explore practically, helping us to develop our knowledge and understanding.

As Christmas is fast approaching, we will also begin learning songs to sing to our grown ups!

We look forward to an exciting term with you all Year 1 smiley.


Congratulations Year 1, your first term has been a huge success! smiley


You settled well in your classrooms, quickly building relationships with your new peers and grown ups and have adapted wonderfully well to our Year 1 routines - we are super proud of you!


Each day has been fun-packed and busy but you have taken it all in your stride and the progress that you have already made is incredible!  We were thrilled to share your successes with your grown ups at our Parent meetings and they were equally proud smiley.


We do hope that you enjoy some well-deserved family time during the half term break and we look forward to seeing your smiley faces on our return to school.


Take care and have fun!





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