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Welcome to Stiperstones class! We are a friendly bunch of year 1 children. Our teacher is Mrs Hopwood and our teaching assistants are Miss Lansley, Mrs Groom, Miss Deacon and Mrs Garner.


Welcome back!

Welcome back! I hope that you all had a lovely break and are ready for the next exciting term! This term our topic is ‘World Kitchen’. We will be exploring the origins of afternoon tea, going out for afternoon tea before hosting an afternoon tea for the residents of a local sheltered housing complex.


As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to come and speak to me.



We will start the term by looking at the book ‘The Giant Jam Sandwich’ to help us follow and write our own instructions. Later we will read ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’ and create our own animal inspired stories. Later in the term we will look at explanation texts and food themed poetry.



In Maths this term we are continuing to look at how we add and subtract numbers before moving on to measuring length, weight, height and volume.          

We will be applying our knowledge in regular problem solving sessions.



Using numicon to help us with our maths!



In Geography, we will start by thinking about where our food comes from and what food grows in our local area. Later in the term we will look at the Four Seasons and weather patterns in the UK. Towards the end of the term we will look at food production through history before hosting our own afternoon tea party. In Art and Design we will be making the food for our tea party and creating our own decorations.


We have P.E on a Monday and a Wednesday but it's good to keep our P.E kit in school during the week.

In P.E this term we will be using the apparatus and learning about invasion games.



Children will be given the opportunity to change their books three times a week. All children will have a daily phonics session. This helps children to learn to read words and to spell words.


Forest Schools.  

Forest School is on a Friday morning (for all children) Please can your child come to school wearing suitable clothing (warm old clothing) and bring their uniform to school to change into after the session.




If you child has pierced ears and can not remove the studs then please send your child with surgical tape or  plasters so that the studs can be covered during PE.


Key Dates:

13.1.20 After school clubs start

24.1.20 Chinese New Year lunch

31.1.20 Year 1 assembly       

13.2.20 Parent’s Evening

14.2.20 Non-Uniform Day

17.2.20 Half term

5.3.20 World Book day (dress up as book character)

2.4.20 Easter lunch

3.4.20 Non-Uniform Day

6.4.20 Easter holidays




Children will have weekly spellings for them to practice at night. They will be tested on these on a Friday. Please send their spelling folder into school on a Friday.

Children will have number fact books sent home. They are tested on these on a Monday and receive a reward in assembly when they have completed all their challenges. Children can practice their mental maths on ‘Numbots’. They will receive a certificate in assembly for each stage they complete. Please let me know if you need your child’s login details.


Letters and sounds.

All children in Year 1 are required to undertake a phonics check. In this they read a mixture of real and alien words by using their phonic knowledge. Please do not hesitate to come and speak to me if you need more information  about this.


. More information about this can be found here.


These are some useful websites to help your child prepare for this.

Please note these link to external websites and therefore the content can not be guaranteed.


Letters and sounds

Phonics play

Mystery object lands in playground!

Dear Santa Visit.

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