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Year 1

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What are we up to in Year One?


Download the PDF file below to find out!



Have a look at the exciting learning we have planned for the term ahead...

The newest additions to St. Marie's Primary - our Reading Bears! Our fluffy, friendly friends are looking forward to reading with you at home...

The children are learning about numbers using a new scheme called Mathematics Mastery. Below is one example of a transition song that the children sing when moving from one activity to another. Try singing along too!

The 2 Times Table Song (version 1)

It's a maths song with Mr Numbers to teach children the 2 times table. Version 1 has the multiplier second. Written and performed by A.J. Jenkins. Copyright 2010 A.J.Jenkins/KidsTV123: All rights reserved. For free MP3s, worksheets and much more: Kids songs song for children

Number Bond Challenge

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Number Bond Challenge


Remember the rhyme to practice your number bonds:


To find your number bonds you look

in your learning journal book.

Page 114 to see the ducks

learn your bonds to have good luck!




Number bonds are basically numbers that when added together make ten.

The number bond below shows 2 + 8 = 10



As a class we say - one part is two, one part is eight and the whole is ten!


Number bonds can come in any number of 'parts' and the one below shows

2 + 5 + 3 = 10


 As a class we say - one part is two, one part is five, one part is three and the whole is ten!


  • Every day the children will practice their number bonds using the challenge.
  • They have two minutes to complete as many questions as they can.
  • If they complete the challenge without any mistakes they will earn a star sticker.
  • Stickers can be bronze, silver or gold depending upon the difficulty of the challenge.
  • When they achieve five stickers of one colour they will receive a certificate!



Maths Meeting Wall

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Maths Meeting Wall


Everyday in year one we have a maths meeting. We sing songs to learn things like the days of the week and months of the year. We identify shapes and tell the time. There's a mystery number to work out and a weather chart too. Oh, and don't forget how many days we have been at school! 

Months Of The Year Song

It's a months of the year song to the tune of Michael Finnegan or the Ten Little song. Performed by A.J. Jenkins Copyright 2009 A.J.Jenkins/KidsTV123: All rights reserved. For MP3s, worksheets and much more: Kids songs song for children Chords D A D A D

Days Of The Week | Addams Family Tune

Learn the days of the week done to the tune of the Addams Family intro! Free poem at:

1AB wins attendance bear!

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Ellis visits 1AB


Ellis is a brown bear who is only given to the class with the best attendance. Last week, 1AB were lucky enough to win Ellis with 100% 

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Reading Eggs


Reading Eggs is a computer program designed to encourage children to read. Click on the link below:


How do I get onto Reading Eggs?


1. Go to the website.

2. Click on the blue 'login' button at the top. 

3. Each child should have received a letter with their login and password. If this is not the case, please speak to either Mr Turner or Mrs Brunyee. 

4. Type the login and password into the white boxes.

5. Click the yellow 'let me in' button.

Protective Behaviours

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Protective Behaviours

The children have just finished their year one unit about protective behaviours. The photograph above shows some of the work the children have completed.  


These lessons are designed to keep the children safe and tackle a range of different issues. 


We have discussed bodily awareness, creating a network of trusted people, identifying warning signs and understanding emotions. 

Year 1 Phonics and Reading Workshop

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Online Safety


With the use of technology increasing in our world, now more than ever it is important to keep children safe online.


On Safer Internet Day, the children in year one discussed the uses of the internet. We thought about the positives of using ICT to help research and learn new facts. The children shared their experiences of being online, and how the behaviour of others can be unkind and where they can find help and support.

Here are some links for more information:                                 

Below is a video from CEOP, which teaches some handy tips of how to stay safe online in a story.

CEOP KS1 Film : 'Lee & Kim' Cartoon Suitable 5 yrs -- 7 yrs

Cartoon 'Lee & Kim' if you have small children from 4 -- 7 years then you should let them view this short 10 minute cartoon, which is designed to keep them safe whilst online and more importantly, this cartoon teaches them in their early years.


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What is Mathletics?


Mathletics is a captivating online learning space providing students with all the tools they need to be successful learners, both in the classroom and beyond.


Mathletics is designed to provide our children with a captivating and safe learning maths focused experience. They can practise core number skills and apply their knowledge in word and reasoning problems.


It combines targeted and adaptive curriculum content, structured and interactive support, with engaging gaming and rewards. 


All children in year one should have received their Mathletics log ins, but if this is not the case, please speak to either Mr Turner or Mrs Brunyee. 

Back in Time - Tudor Day

Art Day

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Parents' Evening


At our recent parent consultations, each child received a pack of maths, grammar and comprehension activities which could be completed as revision at home. 


This included a phonics game and the photograph below shows the game in action! You can create some very funny names for your alien, and then segment and blend to read their name. 





Measure & Maths


This week,  the children have been using balances to find the lightest or heaviest objects in a group.


They have used the star words: lighter, heavier, lightest, heaviest, balance and level to explain their thinking.  


New curriculum for Mental Health

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