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Dear Parents, welcome to the Year 1 Page.

Please remember every day your child must bring:

* Water bottle with their name on

* Hat

* Pencil case - including pencil, rubber, pencil crayons, pencil sharpener, ruler

* Folder - including their planner. Letters returned can be left in here for their teacher

* Reading log and reading book- please read with your child each night and write a comment in their reading log.


During the the week of 15 - 19 January 2017 NBA will be enjoying Science Week which will conclude on Thursday the 19th of January with a Science Fair. Students will bring in their projects and present them to teachers and their fellow classmates. Students are to select one project to complete at home. They can select one of the attached projects or they can choose their own project/investigation. Students must conduct an investigation with a focus on the scientific method. Some ideas have been attached and may be used. Students are responsible for gathering their own materials at home and all the work must be done at home. The document attached will help with the investigation and how to present the information gathered. We are not allowing volcanoes and mentos and coke demonstrations. All Science Fair projects must be brought to school on the 19th of January. Students will also enjoy a variety of different activities during the week.

Mad Scientist - students are encouraged to dress up as a MAD SCIENTIST on the day of the Science Fair, Thursday 19th January.

Please make sure all investigations are safe!

Here are some suggestions of what you could do:


Science Fair Letter:

Science Fair project ideas:

Information on the week ahead in Year 1 15th January 2017


English – This week the children will be looking at Contemporary fiction, stories reflecting children’s own experiences. We will be focusing on the story ‘Where the Wild Things Are’.
Mathematics – This week the children will be looking at number bonds of 6,7,8 and 10. They will also be using them in some word problems.
Science – This week is Science week and the children will be taking part in different activities and experiments. Throughout the week lots of fun things will be happening around the school and the all children will have the chance to dress up as a crazy scientist on Thursday for the Science Fair.
PE – Please ensure children wear the correct PE uniform to school. All jewelry and earrings must be removed.
Library Books – Here they will get a chance to look at the school library books and take one home for the week. They must be returned each week on their library session.
Any other information:
  • A water bottle and hat must be brought to school each day. Each should be clearly labelled with their name and class.
  • If your child wishes to be a part of the Science Fayre on the 19th of January, please return the participation slip to their class teacher.
  • All participants must bring their work for the fair in on Thursday morning. Don’t forget to dress up!
  • All children should dress up as a crazy scientist on Thursday.

Term 1 Curriculum Letter
Here is the information of what we will be covering in Term 1 of Year 1.


If you struggle with your English sounds please click on this link to help you hear and say the sounds...
Once on the page, scroll down to 'Say the Sounds'...
Say the Sound
Say the Sound

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Reading books – this year we will be using our new reading program ‘Bug Club’ as well as our other reading scheme… Please use this to practice your comprehension skills ready for the end of term reading assessment.
Log onto your Active Learn account and you find your Bug Club reading book. Try and read every day so you can improve and learn more English… Bug Club Active Learn
When you see the little bug click on him to find some questions about what you are reading…
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For additional, optional learning the children have access to a great interactive website called Active Learn. They can log on at home using a tablet or computer and complete different activities like reading stories, maths games and phonics games.
This is an optional activity that you can use and is not part of their homework.
You can find their website access codes inside their planner and the password for everyone is changeme
The school code is twkc
The best internet browser to use is GoogleChrome and please check that the 'pop up blocker' is switched off.

Please use the link to access the site.

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Homework will be loaded on here each week on Thursday. Please print off and return by the following Thursday. Please choose 1 homework only (Must or Could) to print and hand in.
Children should bring and give the ICT homework to the ICT teacher when they have ICT.

This homework covers the classwork from the week beginning 08.01.17 and is due on Thursday 19th January.

For additional work you can find many educational website links on this page to use with your child including Active Learn.

Many thanks for your support.

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Your child has been assigned a spelling group and you can find this group name in their planner.

Please print off their word list and practice at home. The next test will be on Thursday the 12th of January.

The spelling test will be every Thursday and results will be written in the school planner.

Spelling sheets do not need to be returned to class teachers, they can be kept at home to help children to practice. Thank you.

You can also practice these tricky words and high frequency words at home.

Below are some links that you may find useful to use at home with your child/children. It is entirely up to you if you access these sites or not; they are simply there for extra activities to undertake at home. Please don't forget to use Education City too!! Enjoy!
English sites

ICT Games Maths and LiteracyPhonics PlayStar Fall
Oxford Owl Reading
Galactic Phonics
Letters and Sounds
Phonics Games

Maths Sites

BBC Maths
Woodlands Junior School
Top MarksPrimary Maths Games Primary Resources (see Year 1 resources)
ABCya Maths and Literacy

Science Sites

Cricket Web for Science activities
BBC Science Key Stage 1
Top Marks for 'Ourselves' Science Topic

Children can also practise their English language skills at home, by listening to any English cartoons/shows available on Youtube. 'Alphablocks' is a fun show, that supports Phonics learning; 'Numerjacks' teaches number skills.
Thank you for your support at home.


Newton British Academy has a Road Safety Instagram account. Click on the image above
and follow us please. Let us help make the roads a safer place.

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Please ensure your child comes in full school uniform each day.

On P.E days children should come to school in their PE clothes.

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